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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 13

Climate action

Target 13.1

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Impact of stakeholders Fertilizers play an important role improving the quality of soils -natural sinks of greenhouse gases. And energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

Contribution

We strive to:

  • Be awarded the International Fertilizer Association’s (IFA) Gold Medal for Industrial, Occupational and Environmental Safety (IFA SHE Excellence Gold Medal), which confirms the full compliance of PhosAgro’s largest processing facility, the Cherepovets production plant, with IFA standards for the rational use of natural resources;

  • The Apatit’s production site is 80% self-sufficient in terms of its electricity needs, in no small part thanks to leading the way in the industry in utilisation of waste heat generated as part of the sulphuric acid production process.

GRI INDEX
GRI 302–1
Energy consumption within the organization
GRI 302–3
Energy intensity
GRI 302–4
Reduction of energy consumption
GRI 305–1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
GRI 305-3
Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
GRI 305–4
GHG emissions intensity

Management approach

The aspiration to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs was designated as a key priority of the Company’s Development Strategy to 2025. The renewable energy actions aim at efficient environmental impact control and reduction, as well as at high standards and compliance with best practices in occupational safety and health.

The Sustainable Development Committee of BoD approves greenhouse gas emission goals and actions.

Company Commitment

The company takes actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and publishes reports on PhosAgro’s activities related to climate in accordance with CDP questionnaire.

Strategic goals

  • Reduction of ecological footprint of the company (emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases);

  • Replacement of purchased electric energy with alternative source (solar battery). For more detailed information in the Energy efficiency Program 2020–2023 on the Company’s official website.

Target 13.2

Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Impact of stakeholders The fertilizer plays an important role in creating and preserving global carbon sinks — increasing crop land productivity, they prevent disafforestation. Besides, they improve carbon absorption capacity of soil, improving carbon to nitrogen ratio (C:N) and maximising biomass production.

Contribution

As a part of low-carbon transition Strategy:

  • The forecasts for expected trends of climate risks and opportunities of PJSC PhosAgro are defined under selected climate scenarios (expected warming by 2°C and expected warming by 4°C) for the short-, medium- and long-term outlook;

  • The set of strategic measures has been developed by PhosAgro to minimize climate risks and maximize the opportunities provided by climate change (personnel policy, technology, business processes, financial sector, reputation).

GRI INDEX
GRI 305–1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
GRI 305–3
Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
GRI 305–4
GHG emissions intensity

Management approach

The company has established a Climate Change Risk Management System (hereinafter- the CRM System) as an integral part of the overall risk management system (RMS). The RMS was developed in accordance with the Regulations on risk management of JSC “Apatit” LDP 102-2018 and other normative and regulatory documents of the company. It implements the provisions of ISO and Russian standards in this area. Functional responsibilities and authorities of bodies and people related to the management of the climate-related risks, within the general RMS, are set out in the relevant organizational and administrative documents of the company. The company a formalized process for identification, assessment, monitoring, and management of climate risks and opportunities as part of the overall risk and opportunity management process.

Company Commitment

Additional arrangements implemented in the course of 2019-2020:

  • Development of a climate strategy and a low-carbon transition plan until 2028;

  • Development of an action plan to implement a low-carbon transition strategy;

  • Identification of science based target GHG emission levels;

  • Climate scenario analysis;

  • Development of a value chain participants engagement plan and a system to evaluate its effectiveness;

  • Development of climate risk management mechanisms as part of PhosAgro’s overall risk management system.

Strategic goals

Environmental and Climate targets:

  • Reduction of specific pollutant emissions by 5% By 2025, it will be 0,800 kg/tonne of product;

  • Reduction of specific greenhouse gas emissions by 10%. By 2025, it will be 142 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent/ton;

  • Reduction of specific volumes of wastewater discharge by 20%. By 2025, it will be 4.4 m³/tonne of product;

  • Hazard classes I–IV wastes utilised and neutralized (up from 27% to 40%).

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