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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

Target 12.4

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Impact of stakeholders Expanding use of fertilizers, which due to its natural compound minimize potential negative effects on human health through no-to-minimum concentrations of radionuclides and heavy metals, inherent to fertilizer industry in general.

Contribution

The rock mined by the Company initially contains low concentrations of radionuclides and heavy metals generally appropriate for fertilizer production:

  • As a producer of environmentally friendly fertilizers that virtually do not have any toxic substances, we make an important contribution to the food safety for the health of consumers and, therefore, for the health and wellbeing of people;

  • 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. We have put in place environmental management practices that ensure our compliance with applicable regulations and help us reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.

The Company publishes information about the rules of using their products on the product packaging as well as on the website — PhosAgro Agrocalculator uses calculation algorithms based on long-term research by Pryanishnikov All-Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Chemistry, IPNI and in-house expertise of the Company’s Agronomic Service.

GRI INDEX
GRI 303-1
Interactions with water as a shared resource
GRI 305-3
Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
GRI 306-1
Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts
GRI 306-2
Management of significant waste-related impacts
GRI 306-3
Waste generated

Management approach

PhosAgro’s emissions management system seeks to comply with national air pollution regulations, ensure air quality in sanitary protection areas near production sites, and upgrade the Company’s capacities using the best available techniques.

Waste management is an integral part of PhosAgro’s comprehensive environmental management system.

Company Commitment

The Company will continue to:

  • Take active part in an independent association created in 2019, the Green Club, which is an association of manufacturers and suppliers of products with improved environmental credentials. These products will be sold under a national brand — the Green Standard;

  • Implement a technology for using phosphogypsum (waste by-product from phosphoric acid production) in road construction. In June 2020, the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) included this PhosAgro project in the Phosphogypsum: Leadership, Innovation, Partnership Report as an innovative practice in waste by-product management illustrating the transition to a circular economy;

  • Implement sustainable development principles within the entire supply chain (see section “Social standards for vendors”).

Strategic goals

The priority areas of our environmental strategy:

  • To achieve a 5% reduction in pollutant emissions per tonne by 2025. (By 2025, the indicator will come to 0.800 kg/tonne of product);

  • To increase the share of recycled and decontaminated hazard class 1–4 waste to 40%. (Increase in the share of waste of I-IV hazard classes sent for disposal and deactivation from 27% to 40%).

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