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Uralkali donates specialised vehicles to Solikamsk Children's Hospital

06.09.2019

Uralkali (the Company, Moscow Exchange: URKA), one of the worlds largest potash producers, announces that it has donated two specialised LADA Largus minivans to Solikamsk Childrens Hospital.

The new vehicles, which were purchased by Uralkali for over RUB 1.3 million, will be used by local paediatricians to visit patients living in remote areas and for the transportation of patients not in need of emergency medical care. The vehicles will also enable medical professionals from the childrens hospital to carry out field work, offering medical advice and special assistance to children in the Cherdynsky and Krasnovishersky districts and the remote territories of the Solikamsk urban district.

Irina Konstantinova, Uralkali HR Director, commented:

Uralkali is committed to contributing to the socio-economic development of our cities and, in particular, to supporting the local healthcare system in Solikamsk. We are convinced that the availability of superior medical care for the residents of Solikamsk is a prerequisite for the prosperity and development of the region and our company. By donating these new cars to the childrens hospital we hope to improve the quality of medical services for Verkhnekamie residents.

Nikolay Levko, Head Physician of Solikamsk City Childrens Hospital, commented:

Our childrens hospital urgently needed new cars to replace its current fleet. In order to solve this problem, we turned to Uralkali for help, and they responded. We are very grateful to the company. The special vehicles purchased for our hospital will help us to significantly improve the quality of emergency, specialised and consulting care and support provided to children in Verkhnekamie.

Notes to editors:

Over the past five years, Uralkali has allocated around RUB 9 million to support the healthcare system in Solikamsk.

In particular, Uralkali purchased medical equipment for the city hospitals neurological department, supported a vaccination programme for kindergarten teachers and donated an ultrasonograph to the perinatal centre. The Company also donated funds towards new furniture for the city childrens hospital.

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 ca. 12,000 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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