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Uralkali Agrees Cooperation with the Vagner Regional Hospital

30.01.2020

The agreement will strongly benefit the level of healthcare provided in Verkhnekamie, offering doctors greater opportunities for professional development, as well as improving the benefits package for healthcare workers at the Vagner Hospital.

Healthcare professionals and hospital employees will be offered the following benefits: interest reimbursement on housing loans, vouchers for health resorts, and trips to Uralkalis health centre, Ural Gems, for their children.

Uralkali is a long-standing sponsor of the Vagner Hospital in Berezniki, and traditionally provides the facility with necessary modern healthcare equipment.

In 2019, in order to provide high-quality and timely medical services to Verkhnekamie residents, the Company donated state-of-the-art medical equipment worth over RUB 33 million to the hospital. This included a hyperthermic perfusion device for the oncology unit, laser equipment for endourological surgery, a radio frequency generator for neurosurgery, drills for the traumatology and orthopaedics departments and 50 hospital beds provided for patient care in all departments with in-patients.

Dmitry Osipov, Uralkali CEO, commented:

Being a socially responsible Company, we strive for quality and timely medical care for all the residents of Verkhnekamie. Between 2017 and 2019, Uralkali allocated over RUB 40 million towards purchasing medical equipment in Berezniki. Our partnership is now reaching another level, and with this newly-signed agreement, our Company will be able to contribute towards improving the overall quality of healthcare services provided in Verkhnekamie.

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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