Uralkali Begins Phase 2 Construction of Residential Accommodation for Employees in Berezniki

24.01.2020

The second phase of construction of the Malakhit residential estate for Uralkali Group’s employees in Berezniki has now begun.

Two nine-storey residential buildings, containing 280 apartments with a total area of ??almost 19,000 m2 will be built at the intersection between Paris Commune and Lomonosov streets. The building plans comprise four apartment types: 40 studios, 100 two-room apartments, 118 three-room apartments and 22 four-room apartments, with areas of up to 35.5 m2, 57.4 m2, 81.4 m2 and 101.9 m2 respectively. The use of cast-in-place frame structure will give residents the opportunity to adapt the layout of their apartments as necessary, and increase the usable space.

The ground floors will have storage space for strollers and bicycles.

This construction project will contribute towards the integrated development of the residential quarter; private courtyards will provide recreational areas for children and adults, including sports grounds, and there will be a spacious car park behind the housing statement.

Igor Senokosov, Uralkali Capital Construction Director, commented

At the initiative of Uralkali, eight multi-apartment residential buildings comprising 730 apartments with a total area of ??about 49,000 m? are being built in Berezniki and Solikamsk. We place high priority on the new buildings meeting modern requirements for quality, comfort and safety.

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The project’s general contractor is LLC GKM Engineering and the developer is JSC Solikamsk Construction Trust.

The first phase of the accommodation construction project for Uralkali employees began on Lomonosov Street (Berezniki) in 2018. This phase consists of two residential buildings with a varying number of floors (one five-storey and one eight-storey building), with a total of 100 apartments.

The housing programme for Uralkali Group’s employees is one of the key priority areas of the Company’s social policy. Employees will be able to purchase apartments in newly-constructed corporate houses at attractive terms: Uralkali will pay monthly interest on employee mortgages for ten years. In line with Uralkali Group’s programme for improving housing conditions, priority will be given to employees with niche or highly-sought-after skills.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s 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. Uralkali’s 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 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.

URALKALI’s 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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