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Uralkali hosted international environmental conference

01.06.2017

Uralkali hosted the 6th Relevant Problems of Reservoirs and Their Catchment Areas International Research and Application Conference from 30 May to 1 June.

Over 100 scientists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Khabarovsk, Perm and other cities of Russia, as well as representatives of higher education institutions from CIS countries took part in the event.

The scientists discussed various research aspects related to reservoirs and their catchment areas. The event hold in the Year of Ecology in Russia was organised by Uralkali, Kamsk Basin Water Management Board of the Federal Agency for Water Resources of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources, Forestry and Ecology of the Perm Territory.

A report on the topic Wastewater injection as a measure to reduce the negative impact on water bodies was delivered by Stanislav Seleznev, Uralkalis HR and HSE Director.

Stanislav Seleznev, Uralkalis HR and HSE Director, commented:

Uralkali pays paramount attention to measures minimising its negative impact on the environment and preserving the natural wealth of the region where it operates. In 2016, Uralkali invested over RUB 2.2 billion in the environmental protection measures. The Company strictly adheres the requirements of the current local environmental legislation, international standards, using the best technologies and equipment available to ensure environmental safety.

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In 2016, Uralkali implemented a number of significant environmental projects.

Air emissions decreased by 12% compared to 2015.

The Company seeks to reduce water consumption for production needs.

As part of water protection measures implemented in 2016, Uralkali released about 13,000 juvenile pike and 96,000 juvenile sterlet into the Kama River.

Uralkali is engaged in targeted work to reduce the disposal of industrial waste. In 2016, the Company achieved an increase in the recycling of halite waste and clay-salt slurries by 15%. Halite waste and clay-salt slurries are used for backfilling undermined areas.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the worlds largest potash producers and exporters. The Companys assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Territory, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkalis shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.

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