PotashCorp's sustainability reporting practices are the best in Canada, according to SustainAbility, a global consultancy firm and independent think-tank that specializes in corporate responsibility and sustainable development.
The former National Football League linebacker who has appeared in five Super Bowl finals, and has won two, now educates students on the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse through PotashCorp's Community Outreach program. Lewis played 13 seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys but following retirement, addiction to drugs and alcohol spiraled out of control. Lewis quickly lost everything and everyone important to him. He tackled the greatest challenge of his life, overcame his addictions and put his life back together. Now as Manager, Customer Relations, for PotashCorp, the world’s largest fertilizer enterprise, he motivates students to make the right decisions in their lives and take responsibility for their actions. As a PotashCorp customer, you're encouraged to take advantage of Lewis' experiences, and the hard lessons he's learned, by bringing him to your community. Lewis has addressed audiences ranging from high schools to teens in rehabilitation programs. There is no fee for Lewis' services, and the message he gets across to students is priceless. For more information or to book Lewis to speak in your community, contact him at 972-633-0068.
The quick and efficient response of the emergency response team at PCS Phosphate Geismar saved a contract worker's life when he suffered a heart attack at the facility.Ron Hengst, an employee with Plant Maintenance Services, was found slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle by a Geismar employee. Plant Maintenance Services was contracted to work on the phosphoric acid plant turnaround, and Hengst was assisting in the planning and co-ordination of the project.The emergency response team was contacted and quickly arrived on the scene with first response equipment and medical supplies. They laid an unconscious Hengst in the bed of his truck and took his vitals before hooking him up to an automated external defibrillator (AED), which measures a person's heart rhythm and determines the appropriate shock needed. The AED indicated a shock was not necessary so the team proceeded to give Hengst oxygen. He regained consciousness and was able to talk.The plant nurse and doctor arrived with the plant ambulance, which took Hengst to the helipad to meet the air med helicopter. On the way, he suffered another heart attack and the plant doctor revived him with the ambulance's defibrillator. Hengst was then airlifted to the Baton Rouge General Hospital where he later underwent surgery for blockages in his heart.The doctor later said Hengst owes his life to the first response care, particularly the administration of oxygen, that he received at PCS Phosphate Geismar. Hengst has since recovered and is back at work, including contract work at the Geismar site.Brad Gibbs, Robin Gaudin, Charles King, Wylie Kirby, Cody Sewell, Mike Varnado, Steve Viller, Pam Walsh and Willie Wiggins all train as members of the emergency response team on site. The team meets once a quarter and is planning to increase the frequency of its first response training."We practice different emergency scenarios as part of our training and I'm happy to see how well our team responds in a real emergency," said Mike Varnado, Safety Facilitator at PCS Phosphate Geismar. "They did a really good job and did everything they were supposed to do, and I'm proud to have this team responding to any emergency situation."The squad was commended for their efforts by Plant Maintenance Services' Vice President."These individuals deserve personal commendation for their performance, conduct and demeanor in a life-threatening situation," said Gregory Geisen in a letter to PotashCorp Geismar. "Your emergency response team is a shining example of the commitment PCS has placed on safety and the requisite training of their employees."
SASKATOON, SK PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) announced today that it has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission a preliminary prospectus supplement in connection with an offering in the United States of 30-year Notes in the principal amount of US $500 million. The offering is pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed in the United States covering US $1 billion of debt securities. PotashCorp intends to use a portion of the net proceeds to repay its US $400 million 7.125 percent notes when they mature on June 15, 2007, and, in the interim, to reduce outstanding short-term debt. PotashCorp intends to use the balance of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) announces the early retirement of Betty-Ann Heggie, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations effective January 31, 2007. Denita Stann, currently Manager of Sustainability, will be promoted to Director, Investor Relations, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Doyle. Denita is a chartered accountant and has 16 years of financial experience in both private industry and public practice, working primarily with large, multi-national employers prior to joining PotashCorp. Denita will be assisted by Tim Herrod as he continues to serve the company as Manager, Investor Relations.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of US $0.15 per share payable February 12, 2007 to shareholders of record January 22, 2007.
Despite difficult times created by Hurricane Katrina, employees at PCS Nitrogen Geismar found a way to surpass their donation goal for the 2006 Capital Area United Way Campaign (CAUW).Employees gave US$40,962.48, exceeding their goal of US$38,000. Twenty-eight employees were recognized as Leadership Givers for donating US$1,000 or more."Hurricane Katrina touched a lot of people's lives and our employees are just really thankful they have a good job, a home to go to every night and that their families are safe," said Pam Klippert, Human Resources Assistant at PCS Nitrogen Geismar. "Our employees really came through once again."The facility's campaign kicked off with an internal jambalaya cook-off. Six teams of two employees battled it out in the contest, which judged the best jambalaya. Bowls of the traditional Louisiana dish were sold to employees with all proceeds going to the CAUW Campaign.The winning team was Jeff "Zip" Mayer and Earl Root. They earned the right to represent the facility at the 19th Annual CAUW Campaign Kickoff and Jambalaya Jamboree in Baton Rouge but due to work conflicts, were unable to attend.The facility's second place team of Derek Roddy and Blake Bourgeois, assisted by Bryant Lodge and Richard Patty, went on to the CAUW's contest and beat out 30 other teams for first prize. The team was invited to cook at an appreciation dinner for the Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, one of the agencies supported by the CAUW, and were promptly invited to cook at the event next year."We are so proud of all of our employees," said Klippert. "They are really caring people."See more of PotashCorp's donations in Where We Gave.