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OKD comes second in the 2009 TOP Philanthropist Competition and also won the “Jumper of the Year“ award

11/10/2009

Praha/Ostrava (November 10, 2009) – The OKD mining company came second in the prestigious 2009 TOP Corporate Philanthropist competition that ranks companies according to the donations given by them for public benefit purposes. Since last year, OKD distributes these donations via its corporate foundation. At the same time, the mining company won the “Jumper of the Year“ award that was intended for companies that competed for the first time and won the best awards. Last year, OKD donated a total of CZK 78.5 million for public benefit purposes…

Most of OKD miners already own new protection aids

10/22/2009

Ostrava (October 22, 2009) – The Safety 2010 Project launched by the management of the OKD mining company with the aim to equip the miners with state-of-the-art working aids and to increase safety at work is approaching its end. New mine clothes, fatigue boots with stiffened foreparts, personal lamps, shirts with reflective stripes and other working aids are already used by over a half of the miners; other deliveries to individual pits will arrive in the weeks to come. The project, for which the company earmarked approximately half a billion crowns, will end next year…

Pilot part of OKD's Continuous Improvement project launched

10/14/2009

Ostrava (October 14, 2009) – After the performed analysis, OKD began the implementation of the Continuous Improvement project that is based on the employees' initiatives and suggestions.  OKD believes that the project will lead to further improvement of the safety and of working conditions, and to a reduction of energy and material demands of the production. Successful ideas will be rewarded…

OKD receives international award for communication with the public

OKD receives international award for communication with the public

10/8/2009

OSTRAVA (9 October 2009) – The mining company OKD has achieved success with its communication projects at the international festival in Portoroz, Slovenia.  For its 2008 recruitment campaign, the company obtained the prestigious Golden Drum award, beating 116 projects from around the globe. The company’s information campaign on publicly beneficial activities and on the founding of the OKD Foundation reached the finals in the Public Relations category. The company worked with the agency Bison & Rose on both projects…

Mine rescuers' world conference is trying to find recipes for safe mining

9/24/2009

Ostrava (24 September 2009) – Safe coal mining and safe extraction of other minerals coupled with a rapid rescue facility in case of mining accidents – these are the pivotal topics dealt with at the conference attended by as many as 160 mine rescue specialists hailing from 20 countries. Following a visit on Monday to the Central Mine Rescue Station (Czech abbreviation, HBZS) at Ostrava-Radvanice and a ride down the Darkov Mine shaft, the participants in the 4th International Mines Rescue Body (IMRB) conference, which is the official designation of the event, continue their deliberations in Hradec nad Moravicí…

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