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Uralkali Group informs on measures taken to prevent COVID-19 infection

30.09.2020

Uralkali (the Company; Moscow Exchange: URKA), one of the worlds largest potash producers, continues to implement a set of measures to protect its employees against possible COVID-19 infection.

The health of Uralkalis employees is the Companys first priority. In strict compliance with the requirements of federal and regional executive bodies and the guidelines put in place by supervisory organisations, Uralkali Group carries out a number of preventative measures at its production and office facilities to minimise the risk of infection and spreading of the virus among its employees:

  • The Group has established a dedicated corporate Commission to analyse the evolving situation and keep Group personnel informed of any updates
  • The Group employees who are not directly involved in supporting continuous production processes are partially transferred from office to remote work
  • The internal and external documentation procedures are carried out electronically
  • The Company performs mandatory disinfection of its premises and corporate vehicles
  • The Group companies have all been supplied with hand sanitisers and the temperatures of employees engaged in supporting the Groups production processes are taken on a daily basis
  • Employees involved in continuous production operations are being provided with protective masks and other personal protective equipment
  • The Company has opened a hotline for the Group employee enquiries related to coronavirus symptoms, rules of self-isolation, as well as the details of social programmes implemented during the current period
  • The Company provides targeted support to healthcare facilities of Berezniki and Solikamsk for purchase of medical equipment in order to prevent a spread of coronavirus infection
  • Uralkali Group employees are regularly informed about measures aimed at preventing the infection and combatting the spread of COVID-19 through a visual propaganda, corporate portal and broadcast channel, as well as Uralkalis mobile app and social media channels.

This information will be updated on the corporate website of Uralkali in real time, as long as the situation evolves.

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 Region, Russia). Uralkali employs more than 12,000 people in the main production unit.

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Cardinal rules

Smoking in mines is prohibited.
Work at heights without wearing a safety harness is prohibited.
Work in electrical installations under voltage is prohibited.
It is forbidden to perform work and stay in the bottomhole zone during the operation of the mining machine.
Loading and unloading operations when people are in the danger zone are prohibited.
Working in underground mines with unsecured and/or unassembled roofing is prohibited.
It is forbidden to carry out repairs and maintenance of conveyors without disconnecting from energy sources, use of conveyors for transfer of people and goods (materials and/or equipment), crossing (either above or under) operating conveyors by employees are not allowed.
It is forbidden to carry out welding and flame work in underground mines and mine buildings without the necessary safety measures preventing fire.