Life on land
By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
Impact of stakeholders Environmental impacts inherent to the inappropriate use of fetlizers: agriculture-related GHG emissions, acidification of natural ecosystems, run off and leaches & contamintaion, eutrophication of freshwater & loss of biodiversity.
All schools in our regions of operation hold classes at the Green Planet interactive educational centre and Apatit and PhosAgroVolkhov museum and exhibition centres, where visitors of all ages can learn about the production of the Group’s fertilizers. The core intention behind these centres is to foster environmental responsibility, spread interest in natural sciences, provide career guidance to young people, and promote the chemical industry.
Under the initiative, Regional Soil Laboratories Networks (RESOLAN) are created and consolidated into Global Soil Laboratories Networks (GLOSOLAN) across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Middle East. PhosAgro plays a key role in the project as the Group is developing a unified global framework to promote technology and know-how in sustainable land use and agriculture.
To honour its commitment to the ongoing environmental improvement, the Company has established dedicated monitoring and management functions at its subsidiaries and their branches, and designated officers in charge locally. Production units, which have the greatest environmental impact, have introduced a procedure for identifying and assessing risks and opportunities. Based on the results, we develop measures to bring risks pertaining to significant environmental aspects to an acceptable level.
Under the new five-year plan, the Company intends to further enhance its competitive strengths remaining the world’s leading supplier of environmentally friendly phosphate fertilizers for farmers, while also expanding its involvement in programmes designed to protect human health and the environment, ensure food security and combat soil degradation as a way to show an example of a harmonious approach to strategic development.
As envisaged in the project, the experts will develop special “Soil Doctor Kits” for soil testing and send them out to five thousand farmers in ten different countries. Farmers will be able to conduct soil research, paying particular attention to assessing the quality and safety of fertilizers used.