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OKD, the mining company is a premium member of Business for Society Association

4/26/2010

Ostrava (26 April 2010) – Today, OKD, the mining company became a premium member of the new platform of “Business for Society”, which wants to participate in improving the corporate responsibility of Czech businesses.  The premium members include other 16 significant companies, such as ČEZ, Česká spořitelna (Czech Savings Bank), T-Mobile and Plzeňský Prazdroj…

CZECH TOP 100: OKD ranks among the most admired mining companies

4/16/2010

Ostrava (April 16, 2010) – OKD defended its position in last year's contest for the CZECH TOP 100 Most Admired Companies in the Czech Republic. Also this year, it was awarded the first place in the category of Mining and Quarrying by a panel of executives of major companies, financial analysts, representatives of professional organisations and trade unions…

OKD Plan: Reduce accident incident rate by more than a half within five years

4/8/2010

OSTRAVA (8 April 2010) – The management of the coal mining company OKD,  which reduced the number of injuries by approximately 17 per cent last year, intends to continue placing great emphasis upon occupational safety. By the year 2015, the company plans to reduce the accident incident rate from last year’s twelve per cent to five per cent, i.e. by more than a half…

The continuous improvement program has brought savings of CZK millions to OKD

3/25/2010

OSTRAVA (March 25, 2010) – In 2009, the Continuous Improvement Programme, whose aim is the involvement of the staff to submit proposals to streamline the work in the mines, brought savings exceeding one hundred millions to the OKD mining company. ”A number of proposals included labour safety so, in addition to the savings brought by the initiative of the employees, labour safety of the mining operations increased,” Leo Bayer, OKD's Chief Operating Officer, summed up the essential importance of the project…

Fatality occurred in Karviná Mine in the night between Monday and Tuesday

2/23/2010

OSTRAVA (23 February 2010) – In the Karviná Mine, an unfortunate accident occurred in the night between Monday and Tuesday, when a forty-three years old miner of a contractor company died…

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