In March 2013 Uralkali started a large-scale project for the development of child and youth basketball in Berezniki and Solikamsk supported by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Perm region as well as the Berezniki and Solikamsk town administrations.

The purpose of the project is to popularise basketball as an accessible sport for a large number of people, as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle among young people in Berezniki and Solikamsk. The project should unite the maximum number of children and young people with a common goal and give each of them an opportunity to engage in physical activity close to where they live. In addition, an important goal of the project is to distract the younger generation of both towns from social hazards.

In the next five years, as part of the project, 75 basketball classes will be created at the towns’ schools and children's sports facilities, more than ten sports halls will undergo renovation, and new uniforms and equipment will be purchased. 1,600 children aged between 7 and 17 are expected to participate in the new sports classes over the duration of the programme. Teenagers will be able to exercise even when they are on holidays: basketball classes will be organised in summer sports camps in the Perm region. Each year the best players will represent Berezniki and Solikamsk at the All-Russian Mini-Basketball Festival in Anapa and will attend workshops in Serbia.

The project will focus particularly on the establishment of a cadre of high quality sports staff. Trainers from the International Basketball Federation - Zoran Dozic, Sasha Miletic, Michael Popovic and Milan Hinig will be senior coaches of the project. In addition, a pool of eight local coaches will be formed to work in schools and sports facilities in Berezniki and Solikamsk. These steps will lay the foundation for the future expansion of basketball in both towns, with the aim of developing professional players.

The Company is implementing the project in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk for the arrangement of recreation areas, which include a street workout area and a children’s playground.

In 2015, such facilities were installed in 8 residential districts of Berezniki, supplemented by a playground at the Solikamsk Orphanage.

The street workout sites built in Berezniki were used during a series of sports activities for the citizens who wished to train for the GTO norms. Experienced trainers instructed all visitors how to perform exercises using the installed sports equipment. In the period from August to October 2015, 84 training sessions were held.

Uralkali always pays attention to the development of culture and education in the areas where it operates. In 2015, the Company carried out a number of activities in this field:

  • With the support of the Company, the International Theatre Festival “Post Efremov Space” has become traditional for Berezniki. In 2015, the festival was attended by eight theatre groups; over 3000 spectators watched them acting.
  • Funds allocated by Uralkali made it possible to complete the equipment of Solikamsk and Berezniki schools with video surveillance systems to ensure safety in educational institutions.
  • Uralkali supported the restoration of a unique historical monument of wooden industrial architecture — Ust-Borovsk saltworks in Solikamsk, which shows the salt making process in use in XVII — XIX centuries.

In 2015, the ground floor of the saltworks administrative building was completely renovated, and the museum exhibition became available for the visitors.

In 2016, another building was successfully renovated: the Alexander brine tower (one of the production facilities of the saltworks).

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OJSC "Uralkali" (OJSC "Uralkali", Company,) is one of the world’s leading potash producers. Our aim is to produce potash fertilizers to satisfy the worldwide demand for the high-quality food; we develop potash deposits in an efficient and responsible manner in order to ensure continuous development of the Company.

We follow the principles of social responsibility and we know how important it is to respect the interests of all our stakeholders (employees, partners, investors, shareholders, government authorities, public organizations, the media and the residents of the regions of Uralkali’s corporate presence). We know that, as a large industrial company, we are expected to be reliable, open and stable. We aspire to fully meet these expectations in full by consistently implementing the strategy of sustainable development.

Planning our work for years ahead, we care about the well-being of the future generations and honor the obligations that we have undertaken voluntarily:

  • Securing the well-being and personal development of our employees;
  • Taking into account the unique social features of the regions where we work both when solving current problems and when making decisions regarding the Company’s new projects;
  • Taking all necessary actions in order to reduce the negative impact on the safety, health and living conditions of our employees, partners and residents of the territories of Uralkali’s corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Company’s stakeholders, regularly informing all interested parties of the situation in the Company and the status of the actions taken in order to reduce and eliminate environmental and social risks;
  • Taking into account the opinions of the stakeholders when making decisions in the sphere of industrial, environmental and social safety when realizing current and future projects.

Our social policy serves as a guide for each employee of OJSC "Uralkali" and it is reflected in all our programs and plans. We understand how important it is to fulfill our obligations in a full and timely way and we are committed to finding a balance between the interests of the Company, its employees and other stakeholders. We believe that this balance is the only true foundation for the harmonious growth and development of OJSC "Uralkali" and society as a whole.

URALKALI’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy

OJSC “Uralkali” aims to be a leader in every aspect of its operations.

Health, safety and environment are key priorities for us and serve as a framework for every action and decision we make, irrespective of the type of activity.

We fully realise that no achievement or economic benefit may justify death of people or damage to human health and the environment of our planet. Each and every employee of OJSC “Uralkali” has the right to be provided with safe and comfortable conditions of labour. With that, the Company expects that every employee will strictly abide by safety regulations and will demonstrate responsible attitude towards own and fellow colleagues’ life and health. Only through maintaining a mutually responsible behaviour in health, safety and environment will we be able to achieve a greater level of development for our business.

Our goals are very simple and clear:

  • Zero accidents;
  • Zero industrial emergencies;
  • Reduction of environmental impact.

To achieve these goals and to ensure the maximum compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, we must create a health, safety and environment management system based on established standards.

An efficient management and continuous improvement of the corporate health and safety culture will enable us to gain significant progress in preventing and/or mitigating HSE-related issues.

We strongly believe that a successful implementation of these efforts will create conditions for the sustainable development of OJSC “Uralkali”.

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