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Uralkali starts the construction of apartment blocks for its employees in Solikamsk

28.11.2018

Today, a commemorative stone was laid in honor of the start of construction of residential housing in the Klestovka District in Solikamsk. The plan is to build two nine-story apartment blocks housing 175 apartments for Uralkali Group employees.

The construction technology used here will make it possible to re-configure the rooms and increase the living space of apartments, should the future apartment owners wish to do so.

The project of Uralkalis apartment blocks was inspired by a European concept of an attractive and comfortable urban environment. The facades will feature deep-red elements to symbolize sylvinite ore, and the large territory next to the building will boast recreational ports for both for adults and children, including playgrounds and sports facilities. A large parking structure will make life easier for residents, and there will also be a separate shelter for bicycles.

General contractor of the project  LLC GKM Engineering, developer  JSC Solikamsk Construction Trust (a subsidiary of PJSC Uralkali).

Dmitry Osipov, Uralkali CEO, commented:

Implementing our own housing program for our employees has long been one of Uralkalis top priorities in terms of our social policy. This project to build housing in Solikamsk was chosen by Uralkali Groups employees themselves during special presentation sessions organized by potential developers. The priority right to purchase apartments in new buildings will be granted to specialists who are in very short supply and are among the most sought-after employees of the Company.

Alexey Yashnikov, Uralkali Director for Capital Construction, commented:

We are starting comprehensive development in Solikamsk, which means that not only are we going to build apartment blocks but also landscape the adjacent territories. We want to make urban living as pleasant and desirable as possible. Our goal is to build apartment blocks of the highest quality  with a premium on safety  which will be affordable for local residents.

Alexey Fedotov, Head of Solikamsk, commented:

We welcome Uralkalis plans to build new comfortable housing for its employees and local residents. Uralkali is not just going to stop at building apartment blocks. In addition, they are going to landscape the adjacent territories at an unprecedented level of quality for Solikamsk. I am certain that this project will serve as a sterling example for other developers in our city.

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 plants 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.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBLIITY POLICY OF OJSC "URALKALI"

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 Uralkalis 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 Companys 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 Uralkalis corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companys 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.

URALKALIs 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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