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PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim invites contractors, its employees and other interested parties to familiarize themselves with the Occupational Safety and Health Protection Policy on the website https://www.sibur.ru/sustainability/health/. As part of the merger of SIBUR and TAIF, an unified management approach is being introduced, which is focused on preventing accidents in the field of occupational safety and the environment, to eliminate their causes, and not consequences.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim initiates the process of including universal requirements in the field of labor protection and ecology, posted at the website https://www.sibur.ru/sustainability/health/hserequirements/, into its contracts, which involve the presence of employees of counterparties and third parties involved by them in the territory of the enterprise.
These measures are aimed at preventing industrial injuries of all employees of the Company, its counterparties and third parties involved.
The results of the joint efforts of NKNK and its counterparties to manage safety in the performance of work and provision of services will be reflected in the sustainable development reports of the merged company.
According to the results of the republican competition "Young innovator and inventor - 2021" two employees of the Company became prize-winners: Vladimir Bobylev, mechanic of shop No. 6708 of oligomers and glycols plant and Timur Minnakhmetov, leading process engineer of R & D center. The winners were awarded on December 6 in Kazan within the framework of the Working Youth Forum. The event was attended by about 200 persons. The results of another competition "Best in Profession" were also summed up here. Kirill Shabalin, an employee of the department for work with young specialists of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, in the nomination "Specialist for work with youth" was also recognized as the winner.
98 persons took part in the competition "Young innovator and inventor - 2021". The jury reviewed 481 technical innovations and 94 patents. It should be noted that this year there were 37 more participants. The selection of the contestants took place in several stages. The best ones were chosen first at the enterprise, and then their proposals were considered by members of the jury, which included experts from various ministries and departments. The purpose of the competition is to increase the prestige of engineering professions, as well as to involve young specialists in rationalization and inventive activity.
Petrochemists submitted several technical innovations to the competition at once.
- I have been working for the Company since 2008. I am very glad that my proposals were noted at such a prestigious competition. My developments are aimed at increasing the service life of the equipment, reducing the time for repairs. We are much obliged to our management for their support in all endeavors, - said Vladimir Bobylev.
Timur Minnakhmetov, another winner of the competition, came to work for Nizhnekamskneftekhim from Krasnoyarsk in 2017. The young man took part in the development of new types of products.
- During the four years that I have been working at Nizhnekamskneftekhim, many events have happened. In 2018, I was entrusted with the development of new H-PEG, M-PEG products, as well as two methods for analyzing product quality. Both have already been implemented at the enterprise. In total, 6 of my rationalization proposals were introduced, - said Timur Minnakhmetov.
Students of the 9th grade of school No.15 visited their chefs - a synthetic rubber plant - with an introductory tour. What professions are most in demand at NKNK, what is the salary of workers, how long will it take for a young worker to be entrusted with leading the process on his own? The children received answers to these and other questions during the excursion.
On December 2, a comfortable bus delivered future petrochemists to the territory of the first industrial zone. The route included a visit to workshop No. 1417 of butadiene and hydrocarbon feedstock plant - the firstborn of the petrochemical industry in Nizhnekamsk, as well as the polystyrene production facility, where plastic used every day in everyday life is produced.
The end point of the excursion was workshop No. 1509 for finishing and drying of SKDN rubber. Here the schoolchildren were awaited by the chefs, who talked not only about the peculiarities of the process duties, but also gave them a chance to touch with their own hands the still warm rubber bale removed from the drying line. In the workshop, the kids saw how the products were packed and rolled off the conveyor. The excursion was arranged and conducted by Elvira Dolotkazina, the assistant to the general director for work with municipal authorities.
For a direct acquaintance with chemical production, schoolchildren annually become participants in excursion programs with a visit to the territory of industrial zones and production facilities. The excursion combines clarity and accessibility of perception with the ability to analyze, compare, and make a choice. During the excursions, the content of professions specific to petrochemistry is revealed. Children learn to analyze independently professions, get acquainted not only with the content and nature of work, but also with the means, tools and working conditions, the requirements imposed by the profession on the personal qualities of a person.
Meetings are held accompanied by heads and specialists of departments, with the presentation of information about plants, products, careers and professions, about the goals and main tasks of the company, showing videos about the Company. Students are told about the opportunities for professional and career growth, the stages of professionalization, and the benefits provided to young workers and specialists.
Forbes has presented the rating of 104 best employers in Russia in 2021. Among the petrochemical enterprises, the highest score was given to SIBUR Holding. Of the three areas ("Employees and Society", "Environment" and "Corporate Governance"), the company received two highest, "platinum" status, and one "gold" status.
When calculating points, the financial indicators at the end of 2020 were taken into account, and the number of employees - as of August 31, 2021. The Tatarstan enterprises of SIBUR, which became part of the company only in September 2021, were assessed within the framework of the rating separately. With the creation of the merged company at Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the implementation of corporate practices of SIBUR Holding began, as well as the distribution of most of the social programs to the company's employees.
Forbes ranks employers for the third year in a row. The first rating was an HR award, and the final score was mainly influenced by average salaries, benefits package and working conditions. In the second ranking, Forbes shifted the focus by assessing the ecological footprint of companies and their impact on society. The third rating is compiled in full taking into account ESG standards. The metrics used to evaluate companies are combined into three groups: Employees and Society (S), Environment (E) and Corporate Governance (G). For each direction one of four statuses is set: "platinum", "gold", "silver", "bronze".
Three employees of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim took part in the World Skills Russia (Young Professionals) championship. The opening of the regional stage of the competition took place today in a specialized competence center located at the GAPOU Lemaev College of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining.
Here, within two days, the participants will be tested in three competencies - "Operator of chemical processes", "Operator of compressor installations" and "Digital electric drive". Employees of the Company will be represented in all categories. For the right to be called the best in their competence, the operator of the oligomers and glycols plant Ruslan Rakhmankulov (expert Anton Aldarev), the operator of the styrene and polyether resins plant Ramis Akhmetov (expert Rustem Nigmatullin) and the electrician of the department for operation and repair of power equipment (1 industrial zone) Kirill Losev (expert Alexey Reznik) are fighting. Two more employees of the enterprise - Dmitry Murashko and Artem Sidorov - will defend the honor of Nizhnekamsk Chemical Technology Institute. Both employees are university students and are trained in higher education programs.
Earlier, within the framework of the regional championship, a competition in the competence "Laboratory chemical analysis" was held, in which the laboratory assistant of the enterprise Alina Kaybysheva (expert Maria Ilyina) took part from the Company. The results of the performances of our participants will become known after the completion of the regional stage in all competencies.
PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim became the winner of the regional stage of the All-Russian competition "Russian organization of high social efficiency". The expert jury highly appreciated the practices operating at the enterprise. As a result, Nizhnekamskneftekhim distinguished itself in four nominations at once: “For the reduction of industrial injuries and occupational morbidity at the industrial organizations”, “For the development of human resources at industrial organizations”, “For the formation of a healthy lifestyle at the industrial organizations” and “For the development of social partnership in organizations of the production sector”. Nizhnekamskneftekhim was nominated by the competition commission for participation in the federal stage of the competition.
In total, over 300 applications were submitted for the regional stage of the competition in 15 nominations. Its main task is to identify Russian enterprises and organizations that achieve high social efficiency in solving social problems (active internal corporate policy, achievements in working with personnel, improving working conditions and labor protection, promoting a healthy lifestyle, etc.), as well as studying and disseminating their experience, development of forms of social partnership.
As part of the implementation of a compliance system for young specialists of the enterprise at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, an educational session was held, timed to coincide with the International Anti-Corruption Day. Knowledge and compliance with the requirements on the regulation of conflicts of interest and other issues in the field of combating corruption formed the basis of the training session. More than 40 representatives of the enterprise's youth activists took part in it. The meeting was initiated by the office of the Deputy General Director for Economic Security, Safety and Regime and the Department for Work with Young Specialists.
The speaker of the training session was the head of the republican youth anti-corruption program "Don't give - don't take" Alena Lapenkova. She told those present about the areas of responsibility of the company's employees, including ensuring compliance with the requirements of legislation and internal corporate documents, preventing and suppressing violations and abuses. As part of the anti-corruption project, a quiz game and trend sessions were held. During the communication, the participants discussed issues related to anti-corruption activities, shared their practical experience on the ways of confronting various kinds of negative phenomena.
- Today we had an unusual meeting in an original format, dedicated to an urgent and important topic - combating corruption. Very useful information is presented in an accessible way and therefore it is quite easy to perceive it, - Airat Fatikhov, the operator-inspector of boiler equipment of IM plant of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, shared his impressions.
Summing up the results of the training session, Deputy General Director for Economic Security, Safety and Regime of the Company Ruslan Gatin noted that as part of the event, young workers were informed in an interesting way about the work being done to combat corruption at the enterprise. The knowledge, involvement and ability of young professionals to be free to navigate in anti-corruption issues are assessed excellently. Feedback from the participants of the "quiz release" showed that such a format of the event was interesting to them and was evaluated exclusively from the positive side.
What products will be produced at the new EP-600 complex of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, which is a part of the integrated company SIBUR, and how to become a part of the team of highly professional employees. Pupils of the 9th specialized petrochemical class, created on the basis of Nizhnekamsk multipurpose lyceum No. 37, were told about this and more during their tour around the industrial site. The tour was organized at the initiative of the HR Department of the Company and the administration of the complex under construction as part of the program for specialized Neftekhim-classes.
Familiarization of the pupils with the new plant began with a short story about the goals and objectives of the future complex. Andrey Egorov, the chief engineer of EP-600, showed the children a model of production, told in detail about the unique equipment and technologies of production. Then the pupils proceeded to the observation platform, where they could personally observe the process of the complex construction.
During the excursion pupils were also told what skills and personal qualities an employee must possess in order to work successfully in a particular division and at the enterprise as a whole. At PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim there are all conditions for a successful career start and self-growth - all that is needed is the desire and willingness to learn further.
In 2021, for the purpose of career guidance at the enterprise, the HR Department developed a program for opening specialized Neftekhim classes on the basis of sponsored educational institutions. One of them is now operating in Lyceum No. 37 and another one in School No. 36. Their foundation is aimed to provide the inflow of highly educated young people with good professional training to PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Teachers of Nizhnekamsk Chemical and Technological Institute, Lemayev College of Petrochemistry and Oil Refining, will join the educational process within the framework of the school program. Education in the profile class allows pupils to get acquainted with the real production already from their school years and motivates them to study subjects of physical and chemical cycle more profoundly in order to get self-realized when choosing their future profession and educational institution in the future.
The level of collective immunity at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim reached 88%. Since February this year a vaccination campaign against coronavirus has been taking place in Nizhnekamskneftekhim and its subsidiaries. For the whole period since the pandemic began only 81 employees of 15 thousands of the Nizhnekamskneftekhim staff got coronavirus, 21 of them had to be hospitalized.
—We have the lowest morbidity rate among the enterprises of refining and petrochemical industries. The lowest percentage of morbidity and mortality rate. This is the result we were trying to achieve, - noted Airat Safin, the General Director of PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
Petrochemists can get vaccinated at seven health posts located in the industrial area, at the NKNK central office and at the SOGAZ PROFMEDITSINA-NK outpatient clinic. In addition, medical teams travel to subdivisions so that a shift personnel can be vaccinated without discontinuing work.
Heads of departments and divisions were among the first to be vaccinated against coronavirus. The company's youth contributed to the vaccination promotion process. Activists got vaccinated and held a relay race called "Are You Vaccinated?” Each participant received badges in commemoration of this important mission.
—Employees who had been vaccinated against coronavirus are given a day for rehabilitation at each stage of the vaccination - it is possible to take a day off or add these days to their vacation. Corresponding additions were entered in the collective agreement of the enterprise. The initiative of the petrochemists was also endorsed by other companies of the industry - our company's experience started to be adopted, - stresses Rodion Bulashov, Deputy General Director for Human Resources and Social Issues.
Besides, every employee, vaccinated against coronavirus, automatically takes part in a prize drawing from the company. Just the other day there was the second prize draw, this time there was a raffle for a GoPro action camera, vouchers to Varzi-Yatchi sanatorium, to Korabelnaya Roscha preventorium, season tickets to Druzhba swimming pool and many other prizes.
The drawing took place randomly by means of a program - a random number generator on the air.
The company plans to encourage employees to get vaccinated in the future as well. After all, Nizhnekamskneftekhim as a continuously operating production has no right to stop its work even for a single day. Not only economic well-being of Nizhnekamsk but also of the whole of Tatarstan depends on the industrial giant, its production and financial activities, well-coordinated work of its staff. The company management plans to vaccinate 100% of the personnel.
A program of the so-called career routes which stipulates training of prospective employees included into the "Personnel Reserve List" is applicable at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim for several years already. The program is selected based on the post categories and with account for the production specificities.
Another group of trainees, recognized by the company as talented and high-potential, completed training at PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim training center under the program "Personnel Reserve: Development of Managerial Competencies" on October 22. This time the course was meant for the future shift supervisors and chief foremen. Representatives of the human resources department, sociologists and psychologists designated directions to future managers by outlining personal and corporate resources which can be used to develop management potential. Totally, 30 employees of Nizhnekamskneftekhim have been trained.
Besides, the company conducts a reserve training in the direction, which includes improvement of the professional competence, i.e. training pertaining to the specific nature of the activities in various fields as well as various software product trainings, industrial and energy security trainings, etc.