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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Target 2.4

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

Impact of stakeholders The products supplied by the fertilizer industry enhance food production and provide nutrients essential for human health. Our Company has indirect impact on agricultural development by creating fertilizers that increase plant resilience and agricultural output.

Contribution

The Company strives to:

  • Make sustainable agriculture a reality by enhancing fertilizer production methods, improving properties and developing new grades of fertilizers, as well as taking part in a number of international initiatives;

  • Move from single products to integrated mineral plant nutrition solutions, which combine several types of fertilizers, including bioadditives, in certain dosages that meet specific soil and climate conditions and crop yield targets. The nutrition systems are tested at numerous field trial stations featuring different soil and climate conditions in cooperation with the leading agricultural education and research institutions.

GRI INDEX
GRI 203-2
Significant indirect economic impacts

Management approach

Our Company’s Board of Directors defines the Company’s environmental policy and sets strategic goals to ensure environmental protection and reduce the negative impact of its operations. General management, organization and coordination of efforts to continuously enhance environmental management are the responsibility of Apatit’s Department of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Company Commitment

We strive to develop its extensive resource base and produce fertilizers in a safe and eco-friendly manner, thus contributing to the sustainable agricultural development worldwide. In recent years, our Company has made consistent efforts to put the issue of environmental pollution by heavy metals, in particular cadmium, on the global agenda, and we succeeded.

In May 2019, the EU resolved to restrict the amount of cadmium in phosphate fertilizers continentwide. This historic move was supported by the UN, which recommends that all countries follow the EU’s example. The policy will come into force in 2022. The long-term consequences of this decision will echo throughout the world, and represent a considerable contribution to ensuring the health of current and future generations. Our Company, whose products meet the strictest ecological safety requirements, welcomes these decisions. And we will continue to improve its product offering and share knowledge and experience with partners from other countries, who are involved in the global food production chain and committed to the sustainable and holistic development of our world.

When implementing projects with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), we strive to raise awareness about fertilizers and their proper use across the board, thus expanding opportunities for more efficient agriculture.

Strategic goals

To increase sales in its strategic markets: to 3.7 mt in Russia and CIS, to 3.5 mt in North and South America, and to 3.1 mt in Europe by 2025, by strengthening its position as a producer of fertilizers with minimum heavy metal impurities amid toughening of the EU cadmium regulations.

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