In the fourth edition of the ‘We care for the Polish land’ customer lottery run by Grupa Azoty, the grand prize, a John Deere 5058E tractor, went to Radosław from Orłowiny. The prize was presented to the winner by Tomasz Hinc, President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A., and Piotr Żyła, the ski jumping world champion supported by Grupa Azoty on his way to sporting success.
Grupa Azoty, one of the leaders of the fertilizer and chemical industry, is taking active steps to transition towards zero- and low-emission technologies. For the green transition to be fully effective and possible, it is essential that EU and non-EU producers compete on an equal footing with regard to climate policy costs. If the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) prepared by the European Commission is to bring the expected effect, it is necessary to maintain free emission allowances. Otherwise, the position of non-EU companies that do not apply the same high environmental and climate protection standards will be strengthened. The most pressing requirements in this respect were put forward by Grupa Azoty during a meeting of the representatives of Fertilizers Europe with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission.
On June 11th, Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY brought online a granulated fertilizer plant. Apart from the production lines, it includes Poland's most modern packing and seasoning facilities. The first production line was commissioned in July 2020, and now the plant has started continuous production of fertilizers. This means completion of one of the largest fertilizer projects in Poland in recent years, which guarantees not only top quality products but also new jobs created at the Grupa Azoty plants in Puławy.
May 18th saw the mounting in place of a 96-metre-tall propane-propylene splitter. The operation required the use of one of the world’s largest ring cranes.
On May 13th 2021, the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. appointed Marek Wadowski to the Company's Management Board of the new 12th term of office as its Vice President, with effect as of May 18th 2021. The Supervisory Board also appointed Zbigniew Paprocki as Member of the Management Board, with effect as of May 18th 2021.
After Q1 2021, the Grupa Azoty Group reported consolidated revenue of PLN 3,362m, an increase of PLN 258m relative to the same period of 2020. Despite higher average prices of most raw materials, including natural gas, EBITDA came in at PLN 405m. Net profit for the period amounted to PLN 86m and EBITDA margin was 12.0%.