Environment | Lavender fields at Kazan
Exceptional workforce safety advantages with solution mining technology
A solution mining well-head amongst vineyards at Eti
Supporting local agriculture and biodiversity at Kazan
Best-in-class manufacturing practice and quality control
We target best-in-class operating standards within our industry, producing and supplying the highest quality product for our global customers in an environmentally and socially responsible way, using innovative production technology and a highly reliable global supply chain.
We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people and have built a skilled and highly capable global workforce that is critical to our success, with each individual contributing to the vibrant performance culture we enjoy. We focus on integrity and responsible business practices, and value the long-standing partnerships we have built with our distributors, customers and other stakeholders.
We invest in the communities in which we operate, providing support and resources, which foster co-operation, development and economic independence.
I invite you to explore our website to find out more about our culture, our business, and the principles which guide our operations every day.
Gürsel Usta | Chairman, WE Soda
Investing in our people is core to our business and culture. It has helped drive our phenomenal success from start-up to world leader over the last decade. This combined teamwork and dedication to empowering, developing and rewarding individuals is key to our long-term success. We value:
Our sustainability business model is shaped by the potential impacts on all of our stakeholders: our customers, employees, suppliers, investors, local community, and the ecological habitats in which we operate:
We set ambitious yet achievable environmental, economic, efficiency, social, occupational health and safety, and continuous improvement targets.
We endeavour to support transformation to a low carbon economy in the global fight against climate change.
We ensure transparent and accountable management through a framework of ethical guidelines and a culture of continuous improvement.
We actively embed innovation into the culture of our business. Through innovation we continuously refine and improve our technological processes, maintain our industry leadership position, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction.
Our Innovation Team encourages all colleagues to participate in developing new projects and processes. To foster a culture of continuous improvement, successfully implemented ideas leading to improvement are rewarded through staff benefit packages.
As members of the European Soda Ash Producers Association (ESAPA) we work with experts in a wide range of fields, ensuring we maintain our competitive edge, monitor legislation, and keep up to date on environmental priorities. We also encourage best practice across our business and beyond, sharing our expertise with governments, institutions, and industry.
Read more about our approach in our Sustainability Reports:
The COVID-19 virus outbreak has brought previously unexpected global challenges, with a widespread impact on individuals, communities, businesses and economies worldwide.
During the pandemic, we prioritised the wellbeing of our employees and contractors, all our facilities remained fully operational and we took all necessary steps to ensure that our global supply chain continued to reliably serve our customers around the world.
As a result, WE Soda has so far not experienced any lasting negative impact from the pandemic and we remain confident that the global demand for soda ash will recover such that we will be able to profitably deliver all our produced volumes into our targeted markets.Read full statement