The Sustainable Development Goals have been developed by the United Nations (UN SDGs) to promote the welfare of all people and protect the planet from the adverse impact of human activities. The 17 goals reflect the key areas of sustainable development: economic and social development and environmental protection.


Uralkali supports the Sustainable Development Goals. Whilst Uralkali recognises the importance of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Company has identified 7 priority SDGs where its activities can offer the greatest contribution. The most significant of these is SDG 2: Zero Hunger.

Our Priorities:

UN SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2 Zero Hunger is the most significant for Uralkali. The Company produces a large share of the world’s potassium chloride.

Potassium is an essential element for the development of living organisms. As one of the industry leaders, Uralkali is able to contribute to global food security, helping improve crop productivity and eliminate hunger. The Company’s products are consumed in more than 60 countries around the world.

Uralkali also carries out research and education activities. The Company educates farmers on the benefits of applying potash fertilisers in agriculture. In addition, Uralkali has developed an interactive potash encyclopedia.

UN SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • A programme to develop medicine in the region of operation; support for medical institutions and recruitment of qualified personnel
  • Health-resort treatment for Company employees, health improvement programmes for their children
  • Medical check-ups for employees working in hazardous conditions
  • Employees are offered partial reimbursement for sporting activities
Healthcare

UN SDG 6: AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • Monitoring and recording water discharge, regularly measuring the volume of withdrawn and discharged water as required by law/li>
  • Using repeated and recycled water supply systems
  • Activities to prevent any negative impact on water bodies, including setting up water circulation systems and the collection of condensate and storm water
  • The Company has set quantitative targets to reduce water consumption by 2022
Water resources management

UN SDG 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • Uralkali pays decent salaries and offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry as well as relocation packages for employees arriving from other regions
  • The Company supports the professional development of employees, offering study programmes at its Corporate University
  • Uralkali partners with regional higher educational institutions
Employee development

UN SDG 9: INDUSTRIALISATION, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • Uralkali improves public spaces in the regions where it operates
  • Global IT-support technologies for production activities
  • Mining and Geological Information System introduced at the Verkhnekamskoye deposit
  • The Company cooperates with JSC ’VNII Galurgii’ in its research activities
Social Investments

UN SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • The Company reduces waste by processing waste into products, maximising the extraction of whole ore body and utilising waste for internal needs
Waste

UN SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Uralkali’s contribution:

  • The Company runs initiatives to improve energy efficiency, and closely monitors and controls emissions of greenhouse gases
  • By 2022, Uralkali plans to reduce energy consumption by 10% compared to 2017
Climate change and energy management

UN SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER

Goal 2 Zero Hunger is the most significant for Uralkali. The Company produces a large share of the world’s potassium chloride.

Potassium is an essential element for the development of living organisms. As one of the industry leaders, Uralkali is able to contribute to global food security, helping improve crop productivity and eliminate hunger. The Company’s products are consumed in more than 60 countries around the world.

Uralkali also carries out research and education activities. The Company educates farmers on the benefits of applying potash fertilisers in agriculture. In addition, Uralkali has developed an interactive potash encyclopedia.