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Uralkali celebrates Miners Day

29.08.2012
Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day

The employees of Uralkali’s underground complex have celebrated their main professional holiday -Miner’s Day.

Almost 4,500 miners work at Uralkali’s five mines. 133 combined complexes mine potash ore around the clock. In the last seven months of this year, 22.5 million tonnes of ore have been mined– and this effort has not gone unnoticed.

On the eve of the holiday, almost 550 of the best workers of the underground complex from Berezniki and Solikamsk attended a gala evening with the slogan “Going Forward”. After all, it is the miners who literally go forward since the process of potash fertiliser production begins with ore mining.

Uralkali’s CEO, Vladislav Baumgertner; Chief Engineer, Yevgeny Kotlyar; and Director of Production, Boris Serebrennikov, awarded the miners the highest professional and institutional prizes.

The title of “Honorary Miner” was awarded to five employees. 12 miners received the highest mining accolade – the first, second and third grades of the “Miner’s Glory” award. Among its recipients were the head of the mining site, Alexander Lubnin, and the driver of mining excavation machines, Vasiliy Zyablov. Another 18 employees were recognised by the Gratitude of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Vladislav Baumgertner, CEO of Uralkali, commented:

Mining work is the cornerstone of Uralkali’s activities, since ore mining is the start of the production process for fertiliser. Today, ore mining is growing, and we do not plan to stop at what we have achieved. For us, it is important to move forward and develop. And this is possible due to your work and your professionalism.

The mayors of Berezniki and Solikamsk, Sergey Dyakov and Sergey Devyatkov, congratulated the miners:

“The past, the present and the future prospects of Berezniki are inextricably linked with the successful operation of the Berezniki potash mines,” commented Sergey Dyakov. “Miner’s Day is a holiday for hard-working and energetic individuals. I am sure that those who entered the mining profession do not regret their chosen path.”

“The town of Solikamsk and mining go hand in hand,” noted Sergey Devyatkov in his congratulatory speech. “Thanks to the professionalism and responsibility of many generations of potash miners, Uralkaliholds a strong position in the global potash market.”

Kind words for the veteran miners, who embedded the glorious mining traditions within the company and passed on their mastery to younger generations, were met with a hall of loud applause.

The audience was treated to a musical performance by the famous composer and artist, Denis Maydanov.



Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day    Uralkali celebrates Miner’s Day

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBLIITY POLICY OF OJSC "URALKALI"

OJSC "Uralkali" (OJSC "Uralkali", Company,) is one of the world’s leading potash producers. Our aim is to produce potash fertilizers to satisfy the worldwide demand for the high-quality food; we develop potash deposits in an efficient and responsible manner in order to ensure continuous development of the Company.

We follow the principles of social responsibility and we know how important it is to respect the interests of all our stakeholders (employees, partners, investors, shareholders, government authorities, public organizations, the media and the residents of the regions of Uralkalis corporate presence). We know that, as a large industrial company, we are expected to be reliable, open and stable. We aspire to fully meet these expectations in full by consistently implementing the strategy of sustainable development.

Planning our work for years ahead, we care about the well-being of the future generations and honor the obligations that we have undertaken voluntarily:

  • Securing the well-being and personal development of our employees;
  • Taking into account the unique social features of the regions where we work both when solving current problems and when making decisions regarding the Companys new projects;
  • Taking all necessary actions in order to reduce the negative impact on the safety, health and living conditions of our employees, partners and residents of the territories of Uralkalis corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companys stakeholders, regularly informing all interested parties of the situation in the Company and the status of the actions taken in order to reduce and eliminate environmental and social risks;
  • Taking into account the opinions of the stakeholders when making decisions in the sphere of industrial, environmental and social safety when realizing current and future projects.

Our social policy serves as a guide for each employee of OJSC "Uralkali" and it is reflected in all our programs and plans. We understand how important it is to fulfill our obligations in a full and timely way and we are committed to finding a balance between the interests of the Company, its employees and other stakeholders. We believe that this balance is the only true foundation for the harmonious growth and development of OJSC "Uralkali" and society as a whole.

URALKALIs Health, Safety and Environment Policy

OJSC “Uralkali” aims to be a leader in every aspect of its operations.

Health, safety and environment are key priorities for us and serve as a framework for every action and decision we make, irrespective of the type of activity.

We fully realise that no achievement or economic benefit may justify death of people or damage to human health and the environment of our planet. Each and every employee of OJSC Uralkali has the right to be provided with safe and comfortable conditions of labour. With that, the Company expects that every employee will strictly abide by safety regulations and will demonstrate responsible attitude towards own and fellow colleagues life and health. Only through maintaining a mutually responsible behaviour in health, safety and environment will we be able to achieve a greater level of development for our business.

Our goals are very simple and clear:

  • Zero accidents;
  • Zero industrial emergencies;
  • Reduction of environmental impact.

To achieve these goals and to ensure the maximum compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, we must create a health, safety and environment management system based on established standards.

An efficient management and continuous improvement of the corporate health and safety culture will enable us to gain significant progress in preventing and/or mitigating HSE-related issues.

We strongly believe that a successful implementation of these efforts will create conditions for the sustainable development of OJSC Uralkali.

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