PhosAgro has its own deposits of apatite-nepheline ore which is unique in terms of its environmental friendliness and safety. Unlike other deposits, our feedstock reserves are of igneous origin, which means they do not have concentrations of toxic heavy metals. In contrast, PhosAgro’s apatite-nepheline ore contains a large amount of phosphorus and other substances that are beneficial for human health. This makes it possible to process phosphate rock into phosphate-based fertilizers, feed, technical and food phosphates without any limitations or additional process stages. As a rule, the quality of phosphate rock depends on its P2O5 content. PhosAgro’s phosphate rock has a P2O5 content of 39–40%, while that of our key competitors does not exceed 28–32%. We sell our phosphate rock mostly to Russian producers of complex fertilizers and European producers of technical and food phosphates who need raw materials with high nutrient content.
We focus heavily on quality management and the safety of our fertilizers at each and every stage, be it upstream, midstream or downstream. All of our production facilities have their quality management systems certified to the relevant global standards. Our products have won dozens of awards at major Russian and international agricultural and chemical exhibitions, making it to Russia's Top 100 Best Products. These awards testify to the high standards of operating excellence adopted by the Company.