Two of the Group companies were named Innovation
Leader and Investment Leader.
President of the Grupa Azoty Management Board. The ‘Diamonds of the Polish
Chemical Industry’ was organised for the third time by the Executive Club, an
organisation bringing together top management staff of major Polish and
“This award is
yet another proof that constant development and investment is the right path
for the Grupa Azoty Group to follow. It is clear to us that if we stopped
growing, we would not be able to continue as a European leader in chemical
production. In addition to building Grupa Azoty’s position as a European
champion, we also want to support the entire chemical industry and Polish
economy. For me, this award is a recognition of not only my personal
commitment, but also of the excellent work done by all our Management Board
members and employees,” said Paweł Jarczewski when collecting the award. The
Innovation Leader Award went to Grupa Azoty Kędzierzyn. As the judging panel
emphasised, Grupa Azoty ZAK is a company “set on innovation”.
innovative, competitive and open to our customers’ needs. Zakłady Azotowe
Kędzierzyn is a regional benchmark in terms of capex investment. One of the
projects we delivered this year is the Oxoviflex Unit, the first to produce
this non-phthalic plasticizer in Poland. It is a perfect example of how
seriously we treat innovation,” said Adam Leszkiewicz, President of ZAK,
commenting on the award. Grupa Azoty Puławy was named the Investment Leader.
The company was awarded for the construction of a solid fertilizer plant, one
of the most advanced facilities of this type in Europe. “This award ceremony
has coincided with the official launch of the facility and start of production
of PULGRAN® and PULGRAN®S, our two new fertilizer products. This project closes
our five-year programme to build the new Fertilizers Complex in Puławy, worth
almost PLN 0.5bn. The Complex will help the Grupa Azoty Group to continue
as a long-term leader in fertilizer production,” said Marian Rybak, President
of Grupa Azoty Puławy.
Diamonds of the
Polish Chemical Industry celebrate excellent achievements in the industry. The
aim of the contest is to promote people and companies dedicated to the chemical
industry who stand out for their extensive expertise, economic efficiency,
innovation, ethical values and business responsibility. The awards were
presented in ten categories: Investment Project of the Year, Innovation Leader
of the Year, Product of the Year, Environmental Leader, CSR Leader, Personality
of the Year, Supporting Entity of the Year, Top Executive of the Year, Human
Capital Investor, and Advisor of the Year. The event was organised under the
honorary patronage of the Ministry of State Treasury.