Respect for the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources are an integral part of the corporate social responsibility policy which underpins Uralkali’s strategy. The Company's policy covers all areas of environmental protection:

Environment

- optimisation of production: we aim to optimise our production in order to maximise the efficiency of use of natural resources;

- minimising the impact on the environment: while our production uses advanced treatment systems, we are looking not only for new ways of waste disposal, but also for the possibility of their recycling;

- private initiatives: we are engaged in volunteer environmental campaigns to clear our cities and forests of household waste.

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Uralkali focuses on measures to minimise the negative impact of its activities on the environment. Responsibility for preservation of the environment is an integral part of doing business.

The Company fully adheres to the requirements of environmental legislation, uses natural resources responsibly, and constantly introduces new environmental protection measures.

The highest level of production organisation and the use of advanced technologies enable Uralkali to successfully achieve its sustainable development goals. These include the efficient use of non-renewable resources and adherence to the highest environmental protection standards, aimed at minimising the impact of the Company’s business on the environment.

Sustainability of ecosystems, biodiversity and a healthy environment are vital conditions for the wellbeing of future generations.

  • Reduction of waste discharges into water, balanced water consumption
  • Efficient waste management
  • Reduction of air emissions
  • Minimisation of energy consumption
  • The Company invested RUB 3,987 million in environmental protection in 2018
  • In 2018, the actual amount of generated electricity decreased by 5% compared to 2017 and totalled 324.85 million kWh
  • In 2018, the total water intake for industrial needs and utility services at Uralkali in Russia increased by 0.9% to 18.94 million m3 from 18.77 million m3 in 2017. The water intake from surface sources totalled to 15.04 million m3
  • In 2018, the volume of associated gas used by Uralkali and its subsidiaries and affiliates in Russia totalled 149.42 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent
  • The Company’s enterprises produced 32.38 million tonnes of waste in 2018. More than 99% of it was industrial waste of hazard class V (halite waste and clay-salt slurries). In 2018, the Company reached a 8% growth of halite waste and clay-salt slurries compared to 2017 and a 75% growth compared to 2013. The increase in waste utilisation was due to the increase in backfilling the mined-out areas of the mine
  • Waste tonnage at in-house facilities has been declining over the recent years. By the end of 2018, the decrease amounted to 10%