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Uralkali's sportsmen participating in Chemical Industry Trade Union Olympics

31.01.2013
Uralkali's sportsmen participating in Chemical Industry Trade Union Olympics

Uralkali’s sportsmen have participated in the opening ceremony of the Olympics organised by the Perm Affiliate of the Russian Chemical Industry Trade Union.

In total, nine teams from chemical companies took part in the opening ceremony, of which four teams represented Uralkali Group, including sportsmen from Berezniki, and Uralkali’s subsidiaries' AvtoTransKali and Uralkali-Remont.

Mr. Alexei Klein, Chairman of the Perm Affiliate of the Russian Chemical Industry Trade Union, welcomed the participants and wished them luck in the new sport season. Then, before the new competitions started, the winning teams and the best athletes of the previous Olympics were awarded. Uralkali’s team from Solikamsk came third and young potash plant employees Pavel Fedoseev, Sergei Latkin, Semen Kun and Kristina Kuznetsova were awarded as the best athletes.

The Olympics organised by the Perm Affiliate of the Russian Chemical Industry Trade Union have been held throughout several decades, and during this time Uralkali’s sportsmen took the most active part in it. In the new sports season, participants will compete in 10 sports.

— It’s an honour for me to represent Uralkali at the regional level, — says athlete Pavel Fedoseev. — At the regional level, the competitors are strong, and Uralkali helps a lot to get excellent results by providing training locations.

— To participate in the Olympics organised by the Perm Affiliate of the Russian Chemical Industry Trade Union is a matter of prestige and importance both for the Company and its sportsmen, — emphasizes Irina Kolesnik, Uralkali Trade Union Chairperson. — The Company along with its trade union supports sport teams and participation in contests of various levels. It’s worth noting that young sportsmen come to replace the veterans, so Uralkali’s sport traditions continue.

To make healthy life style popular, the Company holds its own corporate Olympics. In 2012, over 2000 employees took part in it. Also the employees got the opportunity to attend swimming pools and ski facilities at 50% rate under the arrangements «Skiing to health» and «Swimming to health».

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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