Respect for the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources are an integral part of the corporate social responsibility policy which underpins Uralkali’s strategy. The Company's policy covers all areas of environmental protection:


- optimisation of production: we aim to optimise our production in order to maximise the efficiency of use of natural resources;

- minimising the impact on the environment: while our production uses advanced treatment systems, we are looking not only for new ways of waste disposal, but also for the possibility of their recycling;

- private initiatives: we are engaged in volunteer environmental campaigns to clear our cities and forests of household waste.


Uralkali focuses on measures to minimise the negative impact of its activities on the environment. Responsibility for preservation of the environment is an integral part of doing business.

The Company fully adheres to the requirements of environmental legislation, uses natural resources responsibly, and constantly introduces new environmental protection measures.

The highest level of production organisation and the use of advanced technologies enable Uralkali to successfully achieve its sustainable development goals. These include the efficient use of non-renewable resources and adherence to the highest environmental protection standards, aimed at minimising the impact of the Company’s business on the environment.

Sustainability of ecosystems, biodiversity and a healthy environment are vital conditions for the wellbeing of future generations.

  • Reduction of waste discharges into water, balanced water consumption
  • Efficient waste management
  • Reduction of air emissions
  • Minimisation of energy consumption
  • In 2015, total water intake for industrial needs and utility services at Uralkali decreased by 11.4% compared to 2014.
  • In 2015, the volume of associated gas used across the Group totalled 70.9 million m3.
  • The water intake from surface sources totalled 14.2 million m3 (not including water intake for third parties).
  • In 2015, crushing of concrete slabs at a mobile crushing-and-sorting plant continued (16,608 tonnes crushed in 2014, 12,600 tonnes crushed in 2015).
  • In 2015, the Company’s enterprises produced 31.3 million tonnes of waste (in 2014 — 34.77 million tonnes). More than 99% of this is industrial waste of hazard class V (halite waste and clay-salt slurries).
  • Also, over the past three years there has been an increase in the tonnage of waste intended for own production use: in 2015 — 11.25 million tonnes, in 2014 — 10.43 million tonnes, in 2013 — 10.23 million tonnes.
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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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