The Company is responsible for hazardous industrial facilities (HIF), which are an integral part of the working environment and production processes. The Company strives to mitigate safety risks by improving production processes, ensuring the reliability of equipment and introducing new technologies.

In order to meet industrial safety requirements, Uralkali works continually to develop production control procedures, satisfy all requirements from regulatory and supervisory authorities and assess risks. All incidents that occur are thoroughly investigated and corrective actions are taken to mitigate future risk.

Cardinal rules

Compliance with safety requirements by all Company employees and business partners is central to ensuring industrial safety. The Company’s key requirements are included in the Cardinal Rules, and any violation of these leads to the termination of employment contracts for employees and a year-long ban from Uralkali’s sites for contractors’ employees.

All of the Company’s assets and employees are covered by a labour and industrial safety management system, which is subject to ongoing improvement, internal audits and external audits as required for compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. In 2018, Uralkali’s certification was extended until 2021.

Hazard identification, accident and injury risk assessment and management are mandatory procedures of the occupational health and safety management systems.

As required by Russian legislation, Rostekhnadzor and the Ministry of Emergencies, the Company carries out risk assessments for all new projects. For hazardous production facilities, an analysis of emergency risks is performed, together with drawing up Safety Data Sheets and Accident Risk Assessment Reports for HIFs. Particular attention is paid to assessing various risks for processes and facilities, within which fatal accidents occurred, to prevent their recurrence in the future.

Based on the injury risk assessment results, training is provided in high-risk areas. For example, in 2019, employees were trained in order to gain skills of work at height, for which a special training complex was created.

The key to safe work is employee awareness and the continued development of skills to support compliance with labour, fire and industrial safety requirements. Before work starts at production facilities, employees receive a mandatory briefing at the workplace.

The Company strives to develop a safety culture, and to motivate and educate employees to enhance safety performanxce. Every year, Company employees receive training and certification in the following HSE areas:

  • Industrial safety
  • Labour safety
  • Fire safety
  • Protection in emergencies

In addition to training, which is required by law, the Company also runs initiatives that motivate employees to develop proposals to improve potentially hazardous working conditions and invites them to advisory working panels to help develop local regulation. Production employees participate in the meetings of the Council for Prevention of HSE Violations.

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.

ПОЛИТИКА В ОБЛАСТИ ОХРАНЫ ТРУДА И ЗДОРОВЬЯ, ПРОМЫШЛЕННОЙ БЕЗОПАСНОСТИ И ОХРАНЫ ОКРУЖАЮЩЕЙ СРЕДЫ

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.