Uralkali Scores Above Industry Average in Inaugural SAM ESG Rating


Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, announces that it has achieved a strong debut score in the reputable SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment rating.

The Company has achieved a Total Sustainability Score of 52, outperforming its international peers, given the average score of 36 for the chemical industry. Uralkali was ranked in the 72nd percentile among global chemical producers in the 2020 assessment and reflects the Company’s commitment to high sustainability standards and disclosure.

Vitaly Lauk, Uralkali CEO, commented:

Receiving a high score in our first SAM rating is testament to the significant progress that Uralkali has made in the area of sustainable development by 2020.

This represents a strong foundation for further improvement, and we continue to progress in this area, with the next step being the approval of our ESG Strategy until 2025.

Receiving an independent ESG assessment from a reputable rating agency helps us to benchmark Uralkali’s progress against other chemical companies in terms of corporate governance, social development and environmental indicators.


The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices issued by S&P Global. With an annual assessment of 7,300 companies around the world, the SAM CSA is recognized as one of the most trusted and highly regarded ESG ratings.

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.