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The Sustainable Development Committee of PhosAgro’s Board of Directors has evaluated the Company’s progress in achieving UN SDGs
The Sustainable Development Committee assessed the Company’s performance on 10 out of 17 UN SDGs, which are the key drivers for ensuring environmental responsibility and preserving the planet for future generations. As a producer of safe and pure fertilizers with no harmful impurities, PhosAgro plays an important role in protecting consumer food safety, good health and well-being (SDG 3), and maintaining responsible production and consumption (SDG 12).
Apart from its domestic market, PhosAgro supplies essential crop nutrients to farmers in more than 100 countries around the world, contributing to global food security and addressing the world hunger challenge (SDG 2). Our environmentally friendly fertilizers cause no harm to soils and prevent them from being degraded, which is one of the key obstacles to fighting hunger as 52% of farm soils are facing moderate or severe degradation. Moreover, PhosAgro became the first Russian company chosen by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to run a global initiative for soil protection.
We use a zero discharge production system at our facilities, which ensures that no waste water is discharged into natural bodies of water (SDG 6). The Company also strives to maximise recycling and the use of by-products (SDG 12). As a result of regular investment in R&D, production expansion and upgrade in line with the best available techniques (RUB 180 bln over the past five years) and allocation of RUB 2.5 bln annually to back educational, healthcare, sports, youth and social programmes across its footprint, PhosAgro ensures decent working conditions and economic growth (SDG 8), supporting sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and quality education (SDG 4).
Together with UNESCO and IUPAC, PhosAgro has initiated and run the Green Chemistry for Life grant programme for young scientists working in the field of chemistry. The programme supports innovation (SDG 9) and helps build partnerships to foster sustainable development (SDG 17).
Finally, our key priorities include restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15). To this end, PhosAgro takes global-scale action, implementing a joint project on sustainable soil management with FAO and supporting its Global Soil Partnership.