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In March 2013 Uralkali started a large-scale project for the development of child and youth basketball in Berezniki and Solikamsk supported by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Perm region as well as the Berezniki and Solikamsk town administrations.

The purpose of the project is to popularise basketball as an accessible sport for a large number of people, as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle among young people in Berezniki and Solikamsk. The project should unite the maximum number of children and young people with a common goal and give each of them an opportunity to engage in physical activity close to where they live. In addition, an important goal of the project is to distract the younger generation of both towns from social hazards.

In the next five years, as part of the project, 75 basketball classes will be created at the towns schools and children's sports facilities, more than ten sports halls will undergo renovation, and new uniforms and equipment will be purchased. 1,600 children aged between 7 and 17 are expected to participate in the new sports classes over the duration of the programme. Teenagers will be able to exercise even when they are on holidays: basketball classes will be organised in summer sports camps in the Perm region. Each year the best players will represent Berezniki and Solikamsk at the All-Russian Mini-Basketball Festival in Anapa and will attend workshops in Serbia.

The project will focus particularly on the establishment of a cadre of high quality sports staff. Trainers from the International Basketball Federation - Zoran Dozic, Sasha Miletic, Michael Popovic and Milan Hinig will be senior coaches of the project. In addition, a pool of eight local coaches will be formed to work in schools and sports facilities in Berezniki and Solikamsk. These steps will lay the foundation for the future expansion of basketball in both towns, with the aim of developing professional players.

The Company isimplementing the project inthe towns ofBerezniki and Solikamsk for the arrangement ofrecreation areas, which include astreet workout area and achildrens playground.

In2015, such facilities were installed in8residential districts ofBerezniki, supplemented byaplayground atthe Solikamsk Orphanage.

The street workout sites built inBerezniki were used during aseries ofsports activities for the citizens who wished totrain for the GTO norms. Experienced trainers instructed all visitors how toperform exercises using the installed sports equipment. Inthe period from August toOctober 2015, 84training sessions were held.

Uralkali always pays attention tothe development ofculture and education inthe areas where itoperates. In2015, the Company carried out anumber ofactivities inthis field:

  • With the support ofthe Company, the International Theatre Festival Post Efremov Space has become traditional for Berezniki. In2015, the festival was attended byeight theatre groups; over 3000 spectators watched them acting.
  • Funds allocated byUralkali made itpossible tocomplete the equipment ofSolikamsk and Berezniki schools with video surveillance systems toensure safety ineducational institutions.
  • Uralkali supported the restoration ofaunique historical monument ofwooden industrial architecture Ust-Borovsk saltworks inSolikamsk, which shows the salt making process inuse inXVII XIXcenturies.

In2015, the ground floor ofthe saltworks administrative building was completely renovated, and the museum exhibition became available for the visitors.

In2016, another building was successfully renovated: the Alexander brine tower (one ofthe production facilities ofthe saltworks).

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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 Uralkalis 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 Companys 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 Uralkalis corporate presence;
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with all the Companys 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.

URALKALIs Health, Safety and Environment Policy

OJSC “Uralkali” aims to be a leader in every aspect of its operations.

Health, safety and environment are key priorities for us and serve as a framework for every action and decision we make, irrespective of the type of activity.

We fully realise that no achievement or economic benefit may justify death of people or damage to human health and the environment of our planet. Each and every employee of OJSC Uralkali has the right to be provided with safe and comfortable conditions of labour. With that, the Company expects that every employee will strictly abide by safety regulations and will demonstrate responsible attitude towards own and fellow colleagues life and health. Only through maintaining a mutually responsible behaviour in health, safety and environment will we be able to achieve a greater level of development for our business.

Our goals are very simple and clear:

  • Zero accidents;
  • Zero industrial emergencies;
  • Reduction of environmental impact.

To achieve these goals and to ensure the maximum compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, we must create a health, safety and environment management system based on established standards.

An efficient management and continuous improvement of the corporate health and safety culture will enable us to gain significant progress in preventing and/or mitigating HSE-related issues.

We strongly believe that a successful implementation of these efforts will create conditions for the sustainable development of OJSC Uralkali.

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