Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG), the Polish Mining Group, was created from the former Kompania Węglowa SA company. At present, PGG has three integrated collieries based on nine member mining facilities and two independent facilities. Each mine has its own rescue team. PGG is the European Union’s largest mining company, employing around 32,000 staff. The current staff has many years experience in the area of international scientific projects, such as PROSAFECOAL, MONSUPPORT and STAMS.