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Students at PNRPUs Berezniki affiliate receive Uralkali scholarships

10.10.2012
Students at PNRPU’s Berezniki affiliate receive Uralkali scholarships

The annual presentation of scholarship certificates by Uralkali to high-performing students has been held at the Berezniki affiliate of Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU).

The Company awarded scholarships to the five best students based on their achievements in the second term. Andrey Zamyatin received a scholarship for the fifth time, Olga Alekseeva — for the fourth time, and Ksenia Kroutikova — for the third time. The students are enrolled in courses to gain qualifications which are highly sought after at Uralkali, including chemical technology of inorganic substances as well as machinery and equipment for chemical production.

Andrey Grekhov, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Uralkali, who granted the scholarship certificates to the students, commented:

"Uralkali is currently undergoing many changes. It is not easy to be the leader of the global potash industry. To maintain our position we need skilled and talented specialists. Today’s event is a good example of cooperation between private business and a state university."

Oleg Kosvintsev, director of the PNRPU’s Berezniki campus, remarked:

"Uralkali has given out these scholarships for the last five years as part of a cooperation agreement with the university. This year’s ceremony was more than just an annual presentation, it was also an anniversary event. More and more students are applying each year for one of our prestigious scholarships. We had 20 candidates this term alone."

Natalya Verstina, a fourth year student, noted:

" In my opinion, Uralkali is one of our town’s leading companies. It is a great company and I would very much like to work for Uralkali."

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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