For the production of its main product, potassium chloride, Uralkali purchases materials and equipment from a wide range of suppliers. The majority of suppliers (around 90%) are Russian companies.

Uralkali’s customers purchasing potassium chloride are mainly manufacturers of compound mineral fertilisers, industrial consumers and agricultural producers. A significant proportion of sales go to export, with Uralkali’s products consumed in over 60 countries around the world.

Uralkali is focused on establishing a responsible supply chain and developing long-term partnerships with suppliers and customers.

Suppliers Processing industry enterprises


  • Mining equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Reagents
  • Pump and compressor equipment
  • Fuel and lubricants
Uralkali One of the leading potash producers


  • Standard Pink MOP
  • Granular Pink MOP
  • White (halurgic) MOP
  • Pelletized MOP
  • Carnallite
  • Halite
  • Fertiliser producers
  • Industrial consumers
  • Agricultural producers


  • Potash fertilisers
  • Compound mineral fertilisers
  • Agricultural products

Uralkali’s interactions with suppliers and contractors are regulated by the following internal documents: the Standard for Procurement Activities, the Code of Corporate Culture, the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Programme.

When choosing a supplier, the Company first analyses the qualifications of its employees (including their experience, knowledge), their reliability, and also carries out an expert and technical assessment of the supplier’s ability to comply with the contractual obligations.

In addition, suppliers are subject to health and safety, environmental and social management requirements. Examples of such criteria include:

  • Availability of permits to conduct business, fire safety certificates
  • Availability of test reports from an accredited laboratory and product safety data sheets
  • Availability of the required qualifications and certification (including industrial safety)
  • Written agreement by the supplier to comply with Uralkali’s Cardinal Rules
  • Training of counterparties’ employees involved in joint work with Uralkali in labour and industrial safety rules

The risks related to the work of suppliers are included in Uralkali’s risk register. Among them, the risks of late delivery, inadequate quality of goods or services and overpricing have the greatest potential impact on the Company’s operations.

Uralkali strives to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with its customers, and pays close attention to issues including product quality, supply reliability, competitive pricing and customer advisory on the use of its products.

The Company works with fertiliser consumers in international markets to educate them on the advantages of a balanced fertilisation methodology for crop yields. The proper use of fertilisers ensures higher economic efficiency, quality and quantity of crops yielded.

In recent years, the Company has implemented projects to promote the balanced application of fertilisers in India, Mexico, Argentina and Southeast Asia.

This work has included training workshops for local farmers and studies that demonstrated the positive effects of balanced fertilisation.


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.