Human rights are taken very seriously by the Company. During every decision-making process, Uralkali analyses the potential impact on human rights.

In accordance with the Human Rights Policy, the Company accepts the following generally recognised documents in this area:

  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Key areas Respect for employees rights Ensuring safety principles Respect for local communities rights Relations with business partners Regulatory documents Human Rights Policy Code of Corporate Culture Regulatory authority Institute of Ethical Commissioners Response channel Hotline

In its relations with employees, Uralkali shall always:

  • Respect human rights and adhere to the Human Rights Policy
  • Respect human dignity and not permit any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, nationality, social status or other characteristics not related to their professional qualities and individual performance
  • Maintain cultural diversity in the Company

Uralkali incorporates provisions aimed at ensuring the respect and protection of human rights into its internal documents, including the Code of Corporate Culture.

In its relations with local communities, Uralkali is committed to:

  • Respecting the rights, culture and customs of local communities, including the rights of indigenous minorities
  • Taking all possible measures to prevent any infringement of the rights of local communities

In the area of safety, Uralkali shall:

  • Take measures to ensure the safety of the Company and its employees, to prevent any violation of human rights
  • Protect the life and health of its employees and create a favourable working environment

In its relations with business partners, the Company:

  • Takes every possible measure to maintain high standards in the protection of human rights and business ethics
  • Is engaged in an ongoing and open dialogue with stakeholders and takes their interests into consideration in all activities

When signing new contracts, Uralkali’s counterparties must review the principles set out in this Policy to ensure their alignment.

Observance of the Human Rights Policy

The Company enforces compliance with the Human Rights Policy across all of the its assets. This includes identifying and managing potential risks that could lead to the violation of human rights, providing training and monitoring and preparing reports on the observance of human rights in the business.

Uralkali recognises the importance of identifying, analysing and assessing human rights risks. The Company strives to integrate the necessary control procedures into the risk management system. These control procedures are aimed at preventing risks from occuring and developing actions to mitigate the negative consequences of such risks in the event that they cannot be prevented.

Uralkali regularly informs and trains its employees with regard to upholding human rights requirements and the relevant behavioral principles, in order to raise awareness of these issues and to foster a cooperative culture within the Company. The Company is currently developing an online course on human rights.

The Company closely monitors and controls human rights matters. Reports on compliance with the Human Rights Policy are regularly submitted to the Sustainable Development Committee and the Board of Directors to ensure continuous improvements are being made in this area.

Observance of the Policy is a factor considered as part of the performance assessment of both the Company and individual employees.

Disclosure on levels of compliance is included in the Company’s sustainability reports.


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.


ПАО «Уралкалий» стремится к лидерству во всех сферах своей деятельности.

Охрана труда и здоровья, промышленная безопасность и охрана окружающей среды являются для нас ключевыми приоритетами и должны составлять основу всех наших действий и решений, к какому бы направлению работы компании они ни относились.

Мы понимаем, что никакие достижения, никакая экономическая выгода не могут оправдать гибель людей, вред их здоровью и ущерб, нанесённый экологии планеты. Любой человек, работающий в ПАО «Уралкалий», вправе рассчитывать на благоприятные условия труда. В то же время Компания ожидает от каждого сотрудника неукоснительного соблюдения правил техники безопасности, ответственного отношения к собственной жизни и здоровью, а также к жизни и здоровью коллег. Только поддерживая взаимное ответственное отношение к вопросам охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды, мы сможем вывести наш бизнес на более высокий уровень развития.

Наши цели предельно ясны:

  • отсутствие несчастных случаев;
  • отсутствие аварий на производстве;
  • снижение негативного воздействия на окружающую среду.

Для достижения этих целей и для того, чтобы максимально соответствовать законодательным требованиям, мы должны организовать систему управления в области охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды согласно разработанным стандартам.

Благодаря эффективному управлению и постоянному повышению культуры труда и безопасности в Компании, мы достигнем значительных результатов в деле предотвращения неблагоприятных ситуаций, связанных с охраной труда, промышленной безопасностью и охраной окружающей среды, и/или минимизации их последствий.

Мы твердо верим, что успешное решение этих задач обеспечит условия для устойчивого развития ПАО «Уралкалий».

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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.