Uralkali wins Crystal Pyramid 2019 Award


Uralkali has won a prestigious Crystal Pyramid 2019 Award for its achievements in human capital management. The winners and runners-up were announced on 18 October at the XX Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit in Moscow. The award was traditionally won by the best HR projects and companies making an important contribution to the development and management of human resources. This year, the Crystal Pyramid featured 11 categories. Uralkali has received an award in the debut Corporate Social Responsibility category, as well as in the HR Director of the Year and the Corporate University of the Year nominations.

Uralkali offers to its employees an industry leading benefits package. Uralkali Groupís employees are offered corporate housing and reimbursement of interest rates on mortgages. They are entitled to private medical insurance along with paid passes to health resorts. There is transport arranged for Uralkaliís employees to and from their offices, including between the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk. The Company has its own sports facilities which are included in the All-Russian Register of Sports Facilities, such as the Dolphin swimming pool, the Kaliyets Sports Centre and the Kaliyets ski base. Uralkali also has a health and recreation facility and a childrenís health centre.

The Company is committed to the training and development of its employees. The Corporate Universityís educational license covers more than 380 programmes in various fields, including training in new professions, qualification upgrade and other areas. In 2018, Uralkali Group conducted 43,900 training courses.

Irina Konstantinova, Uralkali HR Director, commented:

Uralkali is committed to corporate social responsibility as it is one of the foundations for the employeesí efficient work. We have accumulated vast experience in HR and are confident that the stability and development of the Company are only possible with a team of professionals. That is why we invest money and resources to expand the opportunities for our employees both in training and career growth, and outside the workplace.


The Crystal Pyramid Award was established in 2011 by the Organising Committee of the HR Directors Summit to share best practices in personnel management and draw the attention of the business community to human resources management, as well as encouraging companies that are introducing advanced HR methods and technologies.

In 2016, Uralkali became a runner-up in the Corporate University of the Year category.

In 2014, Uralkali won in the HR Director of the Year, Talent Management, and Corporate Culture nominations.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the worldís largest potash producers and exporters. The Companyís assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore treatment plants in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs ca. 12,000 people in the main production unit. Uralkaliís shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.


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 Uralkaliís 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 Companyís 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 Uralkaliís corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companyís 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.

URALKALIís 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 ďUralkaliĒ 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 colleaguesí 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 ďUralkaliĒ.

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