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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Target 17.16

Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

Impact of stakeholders As one of the world leaders in our industry, we actively participate in international projects aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are stated in the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for the period up to 2030.

Management approach

Our Company has built a system of interaction with stakeholders, in particular, the company tries to maximise a positive impact through partnership programmes with major international organisations, such as: UNESCO, FAO, SD, UNEP, with the national organisations RSPP, RAFM and others.

Contribution

To resolve this task, our Company:

  • participates actively in the activities and initiatives of international, national and regional organisations and industrial associations, and also conducts joint programmes;

  • supports major national, regional and international events aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

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Commitments and Targets

As one of the leaders in the global fertilizer market, we plan to contribute annually to the development of the industry by working closely with the International Fertilizer Association, IFA, and with other international organizations and associations.

Our Results

PhosAgro was for the third time recognised as a UN Global Compact LEAD company. This enhances the Company’s business reputation globally, reinforces its competitive strengths and increases public trust in PhosAgro, while also helping to boost existing and forge new partnerships. We participates actively in discussing topical issues on the international agenda. The company’s representatives are members of working and expert groups on issues related to climate change and ensuring sustainable development.

More detailed information about all international projects and programmes of the Company is presented on the official website under the International Projects section.

We participate in a number of projects and initiatives, in which we assume additional obligations to conduct a responsible business.

Target 17.17

Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

Impact of stakeholders To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we all — national, regional, and local governments, civil society, researchers, academia and private sector — should act together.

Management approach

We place a high priority on historical continuity: as a successful enduring partner of local communities in which we operate, we are committed to promoting their sustainable development. While hinging upon long-established social responsibility practices implemented by our production facilities, this partnership is perfectly tailored to meet today’s challenges and relevant stakeholder expectations.

We implement our social investment strategy through promoting efficient and successful cooperation with a broad range of partners in line with the highest international sustainable development standards.

Contribution

We pay taxes to local budgets, create stable and well-paid jobs for local people, and place regular orders with local businesses. As a responsible longterm partner, we also allocate significant funds to support local communities, contribute to charitable causes and develop infrastructure. Stable and successful home regions are a key driver of PhosAgro Group’s sustainable development.

Our key interaction mechanisms include the following:

  • social and economic partnership agreements with governments of the Russian regions in which the Company operates, namely, the Murmansk, Leningrad, Vologda, and Saratov regions, as well as with the municipal authorities of five cities in the above regions;

  • agreements on the support and development of educational institutions;

  • support and establishment of non-commercial organisations to establish platforms for promoting civil initiatives of the local population, education, healthy lifestyles, and the cultural potential, as well as supporting veterans, the disabled and other underprivileged social groups;

  • establishment of subsidiaries to promote non-core activities that have economic influence on the sustainable development of local communities;

  • grant projects;

  • support of volunteering by the Group’s employees;

  • targeted assistance to people who apply directly to PhosAgro Group.

Commitments and Targets

We implement regional development projects with a special focus on:

  • Respecting the interests of, and open communication with, all stakeholders;

  • Investments in social and infrastructure development initiatives;

  • Charitable support of local population and communities;

  • Improving educational potential of the regions and promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle.

Our Results

The main goal of PhosAgro’s Our Precious Cities programme, which we have been implementing since 2003, is to create an excellent urban environment for our sustainable development. To achieve this goal, we have collaborated with regional and local authorities, charitable foundations and public organisations, and we have also established non-profit organisations of our own.

In 2021 году:

  • +17% increase in social investments (RUB 3.8 bln vs RUB 3.2 bln in 2020);

  • During 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to shape significantly the context of development in Russia and globally. Our initiatives during the pandemic have been highly appraised by the government. In October 2021, Andrey Guryev, CEO of PhosAgro and Chairman of the RSPP Coordinating Council for COVID-19, was awarded the Order of Pirogov for his considerable contribution to organising the efforts to provide medical care and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

More detailed information about all social projects and programmes of the Company is presented on the official website under the «Social projects».

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