During the 2021/2022 academic year, Grupa Azoty will be represented by six Ambassadors designated by the Group’s key companies. As in previous years, the Grupa Azoty Brand Ambassador programme, the main purpose of which to increase awareness of the Group’s activities and promote it within academic communities, attracted a large group of undergraduate and graduate students of various Polish universities looking to develop professionally in the industrial sector. The inaugural meeting of the programme’s 5th edition was held on December 8th.
The Grupa Azoty Group has received the winner’s statuette in the Fertilizer Manufacturer category of a ranking compiled by the Wprost weekly. It has also taken the second place overall in the Golden 100 of Polish Agriculture ranking. On behalf of the Grupa Azoty Group the award was collected by Tomasz Hryniewicz, Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. and President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Puławy.
The last six months on the Polish fertilizer market was unlike anything producers, distributors and farmers have ever seen before on the Agro supply market. Record volatility and soaring prices of key feedstocks used in fertilizer production, namely natural gas, phosphate rock and potassium chloride, triggered an unprecedented, sharp growth of production costs, which in turn pushed up fertilizer selling prices.
On November 17th, a sponsorship deal was signed between Grupa Azoty S.A. and the City of Puławy under which the former became the title sponsor of a sports and entertainment hall in Puławy. The new facility will be name d ‘Grupa Azoty Arena’.
Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was PLN 3,882m, up PLN 1,466m year on year. EBITDA came in at PLN 300m (up PLN 50m year on year). However, comparable EBITDA adjusted for one-off items comprising sectoral compensation payments and the government anti-crisis shield scheme was PLN 130m higher year on year in the third quarter of 2021. EBITDA margin was 7.7%.
“On the back of decisive measures taken by Grupa Azoty to stabilise the fertilizer market, the price increases have slowed down. Some of the authorised distributors of Grupa Azoty have posted on their websites detailed price lists with revised retail prices,’ said Karol Rabenda, Deputy Minister of State Assets.