A Group of Joint Social Initiatives - "Mining OK" has been formally established on April, 12. FAMUR SA became one of the signatories of the letter of intent based on which further terms and conditions of cooperation in the scope of establishing and functioning of the Group will be determined. Representatives of the key companies from the mining industry as well as the authorities of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Silesian University of Technology and Foundation for AGH participated in the sigining of the document.
A Group of Joint Social Initiatives called “Mining OK” is a project of the Foundation for AGH and Polish mining companies, the objective of which is to create and implement an effective policy of social support for the mining industry which is a responsible, modern and strategic sector of the economy. The “MINING OK” initiative is a communication platform between companies from the mining industry and the society, which aims at creating a positive image of the mining industry through the implementation of joint initiatives within the corporate social responsibility in the mining industry.
‘For many years FAMUR Group has been technologically supporting the development of the Polish mining industry in the scope of the modernisation and increase of efficiency of mines, thanks to the production and provision of the advanced equipment. FAMUR is also actively involved in other initiatives related related to the future of the industry. Joining the Group of Joint Social Initiatives – “Mining OK” constitutes the confirmation of these activities. Its establishment is an important step towards the implementation of good practices connected with the corporate social responsibility in the Polish mining industry’ says Mirosław Bendzera, President of the Management Board of FAMUR SA.
Apart from Famur, the AGH University of Science and Technology, Silesian University of Technology and the Foundation for AGH as well as Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa SA or PG Silesia Sp. z o.o. are also the members of the “Mining OK” Group. They are involved in building the position of the mining industry as a sector responsible not only for the market but also for the employees and environment. Signing the letter of intent has opened up the possibility of more effective cooperation between the scientific community and representatives of business through the implementation of joint projects and creation of a space for knowledge transfer.