The Swiss Business Club has awarded the Primorskugol company with the Gold Ingot international award for long stable functioning, according to the Primorskugol press centre. The prestigious award has been presented to the coal-extracting enterprise according to the results of the analytical research held by the Technomic Consultants S.A. The award was established by INSAM, the Geneva Graduate Institute of Business and Management to encourage the most stable enterprises working in market economies. The gold ingot with a mark of the Swiss State Bank is the third prestigious award presented to Primorskugol. Last year it was awarded with the Gold Standard from the Russian Partnership for Progress programme, and this year - with the Russian National Olympus prize in the Fuel Complex nomination.
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