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Uralkali: Lets Do It! Lets Clean Up!

Uralkali: Let’s Do It! Let’s Clean Up!

Uralkali is taking part in the All-Russia environmental project Let’s Do It! which runs until the middle of September.

The Let’s Do It! project is part of the global Let’s Do It! World Cleanup 2012 campaign, which unites more than 90 countries. 83 regions in Russia, including the Perm region, have joined the project.

Uralkali’s environmental youth movement of potash workers, the Eco Recreation Zone, is taking part. The movement’s activists already have experience in planning and holding public environmental events. Over the last year and a half, members of the Eco Recreation Zone have organised and hosted eight large-scale cleanups in the Upper Kama region.

Uralkali provides all necessary tools for the cleanups, as well as transport for the participants to the sites and equipment to dispose of rubbish at a solid waste dump.

As part of the Let’s Do It! project, an area of forest near the natural spring in the Solikamsk region was cleared of waste on 5 August. In total, 135 rubbish bags were collected, the area near the roadside shelter was cleaned up and signs were put up to remind visitors to keep the area clean.

The next large-scale cleanup, in which more than 200 Uralkali employees will take part, is planned in the Berezniki and Solikamsk area on 15 September. It is on this day that the All-Russiacleanup operation will be taking place.

Furthermore, as part of the Let’s Do It! project, Uralkali is organising a competition at its children’s health rehabilitation centre – Uralskiye Samotsvety – to design the best poster in line with the slogan “Keep the area clean! Together we will preserve the nature of the Perm region!” The best examples of children’s artwork will be used as a template design for posters dedicated to the environment.

Ekaterina Korochkina, Chief Specialist at Uralkali’s Department of Geology, and Head of Eco Recreation Zone, commented:

This is not the first year that our youth environmental movement has advocated for the responsible consumption of resources. This time we participate in an all-Russia campaign. We are proud to have joined millions of people around the world who want to tackle environmental problems.

Additional information

The Let’s Do It! Let’s Clean Up! movement started in 2008 in Estonia where 50,000 people gathered to clean up 10,000 tonnes of illegally-dumped rubbish in five hours. Since then, more than two million volunteers have participated in cleanup actions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, India, Slovenia, Serbia, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Cambodia, Russia, Hungary and Brazil. Even more countries joined the Let’s Do It! movement in 2012, taking the total to 94. A series of one-day cleanups has been organised this year between 24 March and 25 September.


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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