Uralkali Sponsors the ‘Stroganov Mile 2020’ — Perm Regional Snowkiting Championship

14.02.2020

Uralkali will be the lead sponsor of ‘Stroganov Mile 2020’, the Perm Region’s XI Open Snowkiting Championship, which will be hosted on 15-16 February 2020 by Usolye, a city in the Kama Basin. More than 40 athletes from the Perm Region and other Russian cities are expected to compete in two different categories — ‘course race’ and ‘freestyle’.

Free masterclasses and snowkiting workshops for beginners will be organised during the championship.

Spectators will also be able to participate in an exciting festival programme. The ‘Stroganov Chambers’ history museum complex will open its doors to host various interactive events and entertainment programmes, including excursions on horseback and tours of the museum complex in Old Usolye.

Mikhail Kuzvesov, CEO of Uralkali subsidiary, Berezniki Mining Construction Office, commented:

Uralkali will be the competition’s lead sponsor for the fifth year running, having started this partnership in 2016. The Company supports projects designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, and helps to organise various sporting events, as well as more general large-scale public events in Berezniki and Solikamsk. The ‘Stroganov Mile’ snowkiting competition is one of the most spectacular events in Usolye and attracts winter sports fans from all over the region.

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Snowkiting is an outdoor winter sport where skiers and snowboarders use kite power to glide on snow or ice. Usolye has hosted snowkiting competitions since 2010. In addition to the ‘Stroganov Mile’, Uralkali sponsors other events organised in Usolye: prominent examples include the international bell festival ‘Russian Chimes’, the ‘Stroganov Regata’, and a horse-racing competition — the ‘Stroganov Verst’.

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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