The Company’s success relies on the professionalism, satisfaction, engagement and creativity of its employees.

Uralkali works on the basis of having a social partnership with its employees, providing equal opportunities, ongoing dialogue, engaging employees in Company activities and giving them the opportunity to participate in professional associations.

Uralkali regularly analyses its personnel management risks, which include the potential shortage of qualified personnel. The Company takes a number of measures to minimise this risk, including creating an external and internal talent pool, training employees, attracting applicants from the local region, ensuring salary growth and expanding the network of technical universities with which it cooperates for graduate recruitment.

Number and composition

Uralkali has been ranked as one of Russia’s best employers and is one of the largest employers in the Perm region, with a workforce of more than 20,000 people.

Approximately 70% of all Company employees are men. The high proportion is a result of industry specifics and Russian legal restrictions on certain work for women.

Almost all of the Company’s employees work under full-time, indefinite-term employment contracts.

Since 2017, Uralkali’s effective HR policies have led to reduced employee attrition.

The main regulatory act governing social and labour relations is the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Collective Bargaining Agreement postulates the following principal rights of Uralkali employees:

  • To participate in trade unions
  • To collective bargaining
  • To training and professional development
  • To an increase in salaries and social benefits
  • To medical care
  • To participate in the Company’s management through trade union organisations or general meetings, etc.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement also regulates labour relations between employees and the Company, working hours, which cannot exceed 40 hours per week, and rest time, alongside remuneration rates to ensure that employees’ salaries are not below the subsistence level.

The creation of equal opportunities and zero tolerance to any form of discrimination in the workplace are guaranteed by Uralkali’s Human Rights Policy and the Code of Corporate Culture. The Company does not permit any form of discrimination, whether in terms of race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or nationality.

Uralkali offers a wide range of training programmes to ensure both new job applicants and existing employees have equal opportunities with regard to promotion, remuneration and professional development.

When recruiting new employees, the Company first conducts an analysis of the local labour market, to look for potential employees with the necessary knowledge and competencies.

The Company also hires people with disabilities and from vulnerable social groups. For candidates who have the necessary experience and knowledge but do not possess formal qualifications, the Company offers apprenticeships and training schemes.

Uralkali offers industrial placement opportunities and further educational materials for young professionals. Sponsored students who have completed their diplomas are guaranteed a job offer from Uralkali.

The Company’s existing personnel assessment system makes it possible to objectively evaluate employees’ skills and efficiency levels using a set of methodological and analytical tools. This supports the process of recruiting employees, selecting talent pool candidates, selecting employees for advanced training and professional development courses, and calculating employee bonuses based on KPIs.

Social and cultural diversity

«People are at the heart of our success. We can achieve the greatest results when people of different professions and generations work together. Uralkali welcomes diversity among its employees, Board members, suppliers and other stakeholders. This means people of diverse age, experience, nationality and much more. We strive to inspire our people and help them to maintain a results-oriented mindset. Our people, their potential and diversity are one of the main values of Uralkali.»

Irina Konstantinova, HR Director

The mission, vision and values of Uralkali, shared by its employees, form the basis of the Company’s corporate culture. Uralkali’s corporate culture is a platform that balances the interests of employees and all other stakeholders.

The Company has adopted a Code of Corporate Culture setting out the basic principles, standarts and rules of interatcion and behaviour.

Uralkali’s corporate culture supports open and transparent engagement. Any employee is welcome to put forward proposals, questions or ideas for consideration by the management. The Company operates a call centre that aggregates inquiries from all stakeholders. Uralkali’s Initiate programme invites young employees to propose efficiency improvement initiatives. At annual meetings with the CEO both current employees and alumni can discuss the most relevant issues.

In addition, Uralkali’s Institute of Ethical Commissioners works hard to reduce the risk of conflicts and violations, which also helps maintain the mental wellbeing of employees. For more information, see Ethics and Human Rights.

To support team cohesion, Uralkali organises various corporate sporting and other all-company events (Chemist’s Day, Miner’s Day, Uralkali Corporate Sports Games), as well as professional skills competitions.

Uralkali encourages its employees to pursue healthy lifestyles and creates opportunities for physical education and sporting activities.

Uralkali also has a volunteer movement where it involves its employees in environmental and social projects. Volunteers hold charity events in nursing homes, orphanages, children’s hospitals and animal shelters, and support children from low-income families. They also run environmental clean-up days and competitions and support federal, regional and urban projects.


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.


ПАО «Уралкалий» стремится к лидерству во всех сферах своей деятельности.

Охрана труда и здоровья, промышленная безопасность и охрана окружающей среды являются для нас ключевыми приоритетами и должны составлять основу всех наших действий и решений, к какому бы направлению работы компании они ни относились.

Мы понимаем, что никакие достижения, никакая экономическая выгода не могут оправдать гибель людей, вред их здоровью и ущерб, нанесённый экологии планеты. Любой человек, работающий в ПАО «Уралкалий», вправе рассчитывать на благоприятные условия труда. В то же время Компания ожидает от каждого сотрудника неукоснительного соблюдения правил техники безопасности, ответственного отношения к собственной жизни и здоровью, а также к жизни и здоровью коллег. Только поддерживая взаимное ответственное отношение к вопросам охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды, мы сможем вывести наш бизнес на более высокий уровень развития.

Наши цели предельно ясны:

  • отсутствие несчастных случаев;
  • отсутствие аварий на производстве;
  • снижение негативного воздействия на окружающую среду.

Для достижения этих целей и для того, чтобы максимально соответствовать законодательным требованиям, мы должны организовать систему управления в области охраны труда, промышленной безопасности и охраны окружающей среды согласно разработанным стандартам.

Благодаря эффективному управлению и постоянному повышению культуры труда и безопасности в Компании, мы достигнем значительных результатов в деле предотвращения неблагоприятных ситуаций, связанных с охраной труда, промышленной безопасностью и охраной окружающей среды, и/или минимизации их последствий.

Мы твердо верим, что успешное решение этих задач обеспечит условия для устойчивого развития ПАО «Уралкалий».

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Cardinal rules

Smoking in mines is prohibited.
Work at heights without wearing a safety harness is prohibited.
Work in electrical installations under voltage is prohibited.
It is forbidden to perform work and stay in the bottomhole zone during the operation of the mining machine.
Loading and unloading operations when people are in the danger zone are prohibited.
Working in underground mines with unsecured and/or unassembled roofing is prohibited.
It is forbidden to carry out repairs and maintenance of conveyors without disconnecting from energy sources, use of conveyors for transfer of people and goods (materials and/or equipment), crossing (either above or under) operating conveyors by employees are not allowed.
It is forbidden to carry out welding and flame work in underground mines and mine buildings without the necessary safety measures preventing fire.