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Factory of Social and Civic Competences

21.12.2017

The main idea of the of the Factory of Social and Civic Competences project is education. Through a series of specially prepared workshops, our staff formed a team of volunteer coaches who worked with  young people and shared their knowledge on social issues. During a few months of the campaign, 10 educators from Famur reached 370 young people.

In the first stage of the project, together with TDJ Foundation, we organized training sessions on youth work activities and training skills for 10 people employed in several departments of the FAMUR Group. It was only later that the employees-educators conducted their own workshops dedicated to children and teenagers. They taught them, among other things, how to use the Internet safely, what the citizens’ budget is, how a large company operates or what skills are useful in a professional work.

– During the project I learned that well-prepared workshops have a real, positive impact on the lives of people around us – said Maciej Krętosz, one of 10 educators.

The volunteers held meetings with young people at a summer camp run by TDJ Foundation, but also in schools in three voivodeships: Śląskie, Małopolskie and Łódzkie (Silesian, Lesser Poland and Łódź Voivodeships).

The Factory of Social and Civic Competences project was co-funded by the  Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under the Operational Programme Civic Initiatives Fund.

Duration: April – December 2017
Range of the campaign: Silesian, Lesser Poland and Łódź Voivodeships
Partners of the campaign: FAMUR, TDJ Foundation

Personal changes in the Management Board of FAMUR SA

18.12.2017

From 1 January 2018, following the submitted resignation, Zbigniew Fryzowicz will leave the Management Board of FAMUR SA However, he will still be acting in the Group's structures as a production and trading adviser to the Management Board. By the decision of the Supervisory Board of the company, Adam Taborek has been appointed for the position of a deputy CEO. At the same time, he will be acting as the President of the Longwall Systems Segment.

FAMUR to be included in mWIG40 index

6.12.2017

FAMUR SA will enter the mWIG40 and mWIG40TR indexes after their quarterly adjustment. The changes will be made following the trading session on 15 December 2017 - announces the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Clarification regarding the ISBnews publication "Cooperation project of FAMUR and PFR is initially intended for the Polish market"

1.12.2017

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Two significant foreign contracts of the FAMUR Group

1.12.2017

In the last days of November 2017, OOO FAMUR Russia entered into an agreement to supply a longwall system to the Uvalnaja mine owned by AO UK Sibirskaya. What is more, FAMUR FAMAK has signed a contract with the Dutch company Tata Steel Ijmuiden BV for the supply of a ship unloader.

FAMUR SA and Polish Development Fund have forged collaborative relationships intended for the modernization of the Polish mining industry

30.11.2017

Today, FAMUR SA and Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju - PFR)* have signed the agreement of common investing in Mining Equipment Finance Sp. z o.o. The main business area of the FAMUR Group's company is to finance strategic investments in terms of modernization of the mining and power energy sectors. These investments are implemented by domestic mining companies. Indirectly, the project will contribute to accelerate and strengthen the growth rate of the efficiency and safety of raw materials extraction in Poland.

Social Action Day of TDJ. "What you do matters".

24.11.2017

A Gala on the occasion of the Social Action Day of TDJ was held in the International Congress Centre in Katowice on Tuesday, i.e. 21 November. During this event, the word 'business' was only used in the context of corporate social responsibility as the TDJ companies summarised this year's CSR projects.

FAMUR SA as a partner and participant of the Polish Mining Congress

21.11.2017

'Mineral resources in Poland’s economic strategy – how to mine, how to acquire, how to save in the era of sustainable development? - this is the slogan of the 4th Polish Mining Congress that will be held on 20-22 November 2017 in Krakow. Scientists and representatives of the mining industry from all over Poland that were invited to take part in the debate will discuss the most important issues in the sector. FAMUR SA is one of the partners of this event.

The Activity Mine

15.11.2017

For us, Activity Mine was an unusual project. It was not only because for the first time we carried out such a big social initiative which furthermore merged two business competitors at the time. Primarily, however, it made it possible to conduct five campaigns for the benefit of children and young people from local communities!

The aim of the Activity Mine was to increase the involvement of people employed in the mining industry in life of local communities. Two largest Polish manufacturers of mining machinery – FAMUR and Kopex – were involved in the project, accompanied by three aid organizations: TDJ Foundation, ‘Chcemy Pomóc’ Association and ‘Rzecz Społeczna’ Foundation. The initiative was financially supported by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy.

10 volunteers were recruited from among the employees of the two mining companies being competitors at the time (at present, KOPEX is a part of the FAMUR Group). The volunteers completed a series of training sessions in order to gain skills required to implement their own projects. They could rely on a constant mentoring of experienced community leaders.

– Even the smallest pro-social initiatives can trigger something big – they can encourage action and support. With this in mind, we started the Activity Mine project.  We have tried to share knowledge with the participants on how to effectively plan and organize civil campaigns – assessed Janusz Gorol of TDJ Foundation, being one of the Activity Mine’s partners.

As a result of the Activity Mine, 5 mini projects for children and young people were initiated by the staff of Kopex and Famur:

1. ‘Music of Angels’ (‘Muzyka Aniołów’) – a gospel workshop and a concert organized together with the pupils of ‘Dom Aniołów Stróżów’ (‘House of the Guardian Angels’) Association in Katowice.

2. ‘You are important’ (‘Jesteś ważny’) – sports and fun activities for children from an orphanage in Gliwice.

3. ‘Sporty Kids’ (‘Sportowe dzieciaki’)- fun activities to celebrate Children’s Day for the families of Famur employees and the children cared for by the community day care centre in Katowice.

4. ‘Safe car seat’ (‘Bezpieczny fotelik’) – a festival promoting the principles of safe travel by car among preschoolers and their parents in Zabrze.

5. ‘Paint the world for children’ (‘Pokoloruj dzieciom świat’) – support for the campaign of painting the outpatient unit of a pediatric hospital in Katowice.

Duration:  July 2016 – November 2017
Range of the campaign:  Silesian Voivodeship
Partners of the campaign:  FAMUR, KOPEX, TDJ Foundation, ‘Chcemy Pomóc’ Association, ‘Rzecz Społeczna’ Foundation, 

The Activity Mine project was implemented with the support of the Operational Programme Civic Initiatives Fund of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy.

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Source of photo: Adam Lach

FAMUR among the winners of 'There is no future without entrepreneurship' contest

25.10.2017

FAMUR SA was ranked first in the Brand category of 'There is no future without entrepreneurship' ('Nie ma przyszłości bez przedsiębiorczości') contest, organized by the editors of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily newspaper. The winners are the companies that in a particular way contribute to the development of the national economy.