Kazatomprom increased its investment in health & safety by 10 per cent in 2021. During the year, KZT 8.29 billion was invested in skills and training in this area, up from KZT 7.63 billion in 2020. This funding ensures our teams have the knowledge and skills they need to work efficiently without sacrificing safety.
As part of strengthening work on industrial safety, Samruk-Kazyna JSC declared 2022 the Year of Labor Safety and Protection. In turn, Kazatomprom, taking into account the statistics on the nuclear holding’s employees suffered in road accidents, announced the Year of Road Transport Security in the Company. By recognizing health and safety challenges and committing to finding solutions, the Company will continue to improve the wellbeing and safety of our employees.
Mazhit Sharipov, Chief Executive Officer of Kazatomprom, said:
“The health and safety of employees is the priority for Kazatomprom, and we strive to create a supportive environment for our teams. We are exceptionally proud of the work our employees do and we actively encourage them to conduct training programmes to further refine their unique skills.”
One of Kazatomprom’s values is responsibility. Every employee has the opportunity to openly voice safety concerns, and report both actual incidents and near misses.
Kazatomprom’s commitment to safety is demonstrated by our membership of the International Social Security Association’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce workplace injuries and promote comfortable and safe working conditions.
Kazatomprom’s training programmes for our employees include the School of Mine Directors programme for managers of production facilities and maintenance staff as well as the development of a Leadership in Occupational Health and Safety programme with Kazakhstan Nuclear University.
Kazatomprom has implemented occupational health and safety management systems across all production entities based on international standards, in-line with ISO 45001. Kazatomprom also supports UN Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 8 for decent work and economic growth which promotes full and productive employment for all.
For further information, please contact:
Kazatomprom Investor Relations Inquiries
Cory Kos, International Adviser, Investor Relations
Botagoz Muldagaliyeva, Director of Investor Relations
Tel: +7 (8) 7172 45 81 80
Kazatomprom Public Relations and Media Inquiries
Gazhaiyp Kumisbek, Chief Expert of GR & PR Department
Tel: +7 (8) 7172 45 80 63
A copy of this announcement will be made available at www.kazatomprom.kz.
ESG at Kazatomprom
In 2021, Samruk-Kazyna JSC, Kazatomprom’s majority shareholder, engaged an independent consultant to conduct corporate governance diagnostics in order to assign a corporate governance rating to the Company. According to the results of the diagnostics, the Company demonstrated a high level of corporate governance and was assigned the Corporate Governance Rating “A” (in 2020 “BBB”).
Kazatomprom is the world's largest producer of uranium, with the Company’s attributable production representing approximately 24% of global primary uranium production in 2021. The Group benefits from the largest reserve base in the industry and operates, through its subsidiaries, JVs and Associates, 26 deposits grouped into 14 mining assets. All of the Company’s mining operations are located in Kazakhstan and extract uranium using ISR technology with a focus on maintaining industry-leading health, safety and environment standards.
Kazatomprom securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Astana International Exchange, and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. As the national atomic company in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Group's primary customers are operators of nuclear generation capacity, and the principal export markets for the Group's products are China, South and Eastern Asia, Europe and North America. The Group sells uranium and uranium products under long-term contracts, short-term contracts, as well as in the spot market, directly from its headquarters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and through its Switzerland-based trading subsidiary, Trade House KazakAtom AG (THK).
For more information, please see the Company website at http://www.kazatomprom.kz