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Combined Uralkali kicks off first Corporate Olympics

Combined Uralkali kicks off first Corporate Olympics

16 teams representing the Company’s divisions and subsidiaries will take part in Uralkali’s Olympics in 2011–2012. It is expected that over 2.5 thousand employees will participate in the sports event. The competition will feature 12 sports — volleyball, basketball, swimming, kettle bell lifting, indoor soccer, table tennis, cross-country skiing race (individual and team championship), ski relay race (individual and team championship), chess, athletics, and futsal.

Since the divisions and subsidiaries of Uralkali are now located in two towns — Berezniki and Solikamsk the Corporate Olympics will be held in two stages. At the first stage athletes from the divisions located in each town will compete in all sports separately in Berezniki and Solikamsk. At the second stage the best teams in each discipline will compete against each other in super finals. The winner in the Olympics will be pronounced the team taking first more than others in the super finals.

Winning teams and athletes taking prize-winning places will be rewarded with cash bonuses, diplomas and trophies. The Olympics will be summed up in June 2012.

Uralkali Company traditionally pays careful attention to sports development amongst its employees. Thus, the Spartakiad among the divisions has been held for 30 years already.

Many participants of the Corporate Olympics show excellent results at municipal, regional and international competitions. For example, Oleg Babin, a repairman at Solikamsk Mine-3, is a Candidate for Master of Sports (CMS) in kettle bell lifting, Anton Spirenkov, a coach at Kaliets House of Sports, is a Master of Sports in athletics. Lesya Yukhimets, a conveyor operator at Berezniki Mine-2 is a Candidate for Master of Sports in athletics, and Sergei Krestyaninov, an International Master of Sports in athletics, is an employee of OOO SMT BShSU.

Over 30 Masters of Sports and Candidates for Master of Sports are employees of the Company.


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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