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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production


Target №1

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 into the air, water and soil in order to minimise their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.


Measures being taken

The Company's Scientific Research Institute for Fertilizers and Insectofungicides (NIUIF) has been developing recycling technologies. In particular, the co-processing of waste from wet-process phosphoric acid production, generating 360,000 tonnes of ammonium sulphate per year, served as a basis for an investment project for the development of the Balakovo branch of JSC Apatit until 2025.

As part of the joint UNESCO–PhosAgro Green Chemistry for Life project, the Company has announced a grant programme for research into phosphogypsum processing.


Target №2

Significantly reduce, by 2030, the amount of waste by taking measures aimed at preventing its production, as well as reusing, reducing and recycling waste.

Measures being taken

We invest considerable sums of money in projects aimed at preventing waste generation or its effective recycling.

The Company is currently retrofitting its fluoride production facility to enable it to make full use of fluorine extracted while processing apatite concentrate and reducing solid waste.

Target №3

Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

Measures being taken

The technologies used in our production involve the sustainable use of non-renewable natural resources. With a total generating capacity of 210 MW, PhosAgro Group covers over 40% of its energy needs.

The completion of an investment project to build a new unit producing 760,000 tonnes of ammonia per year and the simultaneous construction of a new line producing 500,000 tonnes of granulated urea are practical examples of the application of the principles of the efficient consumption of natural resources and energy. Both production units comply with the best available technologies specified in the Russian Information and Technical Reference Document ITS 2-2015, “Production of ammonia, mineral fertilizers and inorganic acids”.

Features of the new ammonia production facility:

  • using air to cool process environments in order to reduce water consumption and the discharge of waste;

  • using regenerative air heating before being fed into the primary reformer to reduce natural-gas consumption and air emissions, including greenhouse gases.

Features of the new granulated urea production facility:

  • including carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) in the processing. As a result, the degree to which natural gas is used as a complex hydrocarbon raw material increases (hydrogen is used in the production of ammonia, and carbon is used in the production of urea).

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