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Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3

Good Health and Well-being

Target 3.4

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Impact of stakeholders Our Company has direct impact on ensuring the safety of employees, their family members, and of all residents in the regions of the Company’s presence.

Management approach

The company pays particular attention to ensuring compliance of the current occupational health and safety system with the legislative requirements and advanced international standards in this field. For this purpose, the Company has introduced a multi-level occupational health and safety management system (hereinafter OHS), which involves managers at all levels as well as ensures for managers, specialists and workers to undergo OHS training required by national legislation.

For more detailed information about the OHS management system, please read the Social Responsibility section on the Company’s official website.


To resolve this task, our Company:

  • has launched a multi-level project — Safety Culture Transformation;

  • ensures compliance with high standards in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS);

  • pays considerable attention to the issues of preventing and treating diseases among the personnel and rehabilitation of employees, delivery of quality medical care, organisation of treatment at health and spa resorts.

GRI 403
Work-related hazards that pose a risk of ill health

Commitments and Targets

By the year 2025:

  • totally eliminate fatal accidents and reduce the number of incidents by 10 % annually;

  • improve the occupational health and safety management system and ensure that leading positions among other companies have been achieved per key OHS indicators;

  • increase the employee satisfaction and loyalty index to 65 %.

Our Results

In 2021:

  • for two years in a row, the parameter of fatal traumatic accidents among own personnel remained at zero (zero cases in 2020 and 2021, three cases in 2019);

  • the Company developed a unified policy to be approved in 2022 to manage health and well-being of its employees envisaging an ambitious plan to carry out dedicated programmes;

  • the employee loyalty and satisfaction index were 57% as compared to the 2025 target level of 65%, approved in the Strategy.

More detailed information about the main results of the Company’s activities in the areas of occupational health and safety and personnel development is presented in the data book and Integrated Reports.

Target 3.9

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

Impact of stakeholders Our Company contributes directly to producing fertilizers in a safe and environmentally friendly way, while ensuring sustainable growth in production of healthy agricultural products around the world.

Management approach

Our Company has built an environmental management system. The environmental management system covers all the principal management levels, production stages, from development to output of products, and establishes uniform requirements for the operations management of the Company’s enterprises.


To resolve this task, our Company:

  • minimizes the risks of negative impact on the environment at all stages of implementing investment projects and operating existing production facilities;

  • works to identify and reduce risks to the life and health of employees of PhosAgro, contractor companies and all people located on the territory of the Company’s facilities.

GRI 305
GRI 306
Effluents and Waste
GRI 403
Occupational Health and Safety

Commitments and Targets

By the year 2025:

  • reduce occupational injuries by 10 % annually;

  • reduce specific emission of pollutants to 0.8 kg/t;

  • reduce the specific volumes of wastewater discharge to 4.16 m3/t;

  • increase the share of hazard class I–IV wastes that are sent for recycling and decontamination to 40 %.

Our Results

The Group’s companies regularly conduct preliminary and scheduled medical examinations, examinations of employees who execute the jobs impacted by harmful and dangerous production factors.

In 2021:

  • severe injuries reduced by 75% — to three cases from twelve;

  • incidents reduced by 75% — to two cases from eight;

  • The Company keeps records of occupational diseases. 30 cases were recorded in 2021 (the Kirovsk Branch of Apatit JSC accounts for 87% of cases). All the cases are covered by ongoing occupational disease risk management activities. No deaths related to occupational diseases were reported in the PhosAgro Group;

  • the specific emissions of pollutants amounted to 0.801 kg/t, which is 24% less than in the base year 2018. Emissions of pollutants reduced by 11% against the level of the year 2017 owing to implementation of the events of the Clean Air project at the Cherepovets production facility of Apatit JSC;

  • the specific discharges of wastewater decreased by 0.52 m3/t against the level of the year 2018 and amounted to 5.42 m3/t;

  • the share of hazard class I–IV wastes recycled of or decontaminated was 39.1 %, which is more than 10.5 % greater than in 2018.

More detailed information about the main results of the Company’s activities in the areas of occupational health and safety and environment is presented in the data book and Integrated Reports.

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