6 December 2022

Cherkizovo acquires Bashkortostan’s largest agricultural holding

Ufa, Russia — December 6 – Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), Russia’s largest meat producer, has won the auction for the sale of Russian Grain Ufa's poultry, crop, and fodder production businesses. The acquisition will strengthen the Company's position in the poultry market in the Urals and neighboring regions.

2 December 2022

Cherkizovo Group launches a 3D advertising campaign

Moscow, Russia — December 2 – Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, launched an outdoor 3D advertising campaign to promote its Salchichon premium sausages in anticipation of the New Year holiday season. The Company became one of Russia’s first food producers to introduce this technology in its promotional activities.

2 December 2022

National indexes of meat supply (IMS), October 2022

Cherkizovo Group publishes industrial meat supply indexes for October 2022. The indexes describe dynamics of meat supply — poultry, pork and beef — in Russia.

Cherkizovo Group improves health and safety performance

March 14, 2022

Moscow, Russia – March 14 – Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest manufacturer of meat products, summarises measures taken in 2021 to improve occupational health and safety processes.

In 2021, Cherkizovo Group facilities continued implementing a risk-oriented and proactive approach to health and safety. Following the introduction of the Near Miss system and behavior based safety (BBS) audits at pilot facilities, the Company identified some 10,000 dangerous situations and prevented around 11,000 dangerous actions. Proposals submitted by employees helped improve labor conditions and make the workspace safer and more convenient.

The reliance on Near Miss and BBS audits resulted in a more than 30 % reduction in occupational accidents related to failure to use personal protective equipment and failure to shut down equipment. There was also an over 60 % decline in the number of accidents caused by rush work. The number of chemical (thermal) burns and falling object accidents was reduced to zero.

In 2022, Near Miss and BBS audits are expected to be rolled out across all Cherkizovo facilities.

In 2021, the Company stepped up its health and safety expenditure, with expenses related to employee training going up by 10 %, medical check-ups and examinations by 27 %, and provision of personal protective equipment by almost 30 %. Last year, Cherkizovo trained an equivalent of 5,202 employees in occupational health and safety, an increase of 24 %, and organised 323 internal workshops on corporate safety standards.

Also, in 2021, permanent Steering Committees on Health and Safety were set up in each of the Group’s segments. They are responsible for looking into injuries and incidents to develop preventive measures and share best practices.