Uralchem invested in environmental activities almost $13 million
In 2020, Uralchem increased investments in environmental activities by 15% to 987 million rubles (approximately $13.4 million).
Improving environmental safety and nature protection activities are one of the main Uralchem’s priorities. The company regularly carries out works to improve technological processes at its enterprises, modernize and reconstruct treatment plants and conducts production and analytical control of emissions of pollutants formed during the production process.
In 2020, Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers (part of Uralchem) continued the implementation of projects aimed at the renovation and repair of technological equipment, which helped to reduce the burden on the environment.
Berezniki Azot (Azot branch of Uralchem in the Perm region) has begun the development of an automatic control system of atmospheric emissions.
The Perm Mineral Fertilizers enterprise (part of Uralchem) from year to year operates without exceeding the standards for environmental impact. The plant doesn’t discharge wastewater into open reservoirs. The payment for their treatment to a third-party organization is a significant part of funds for environmental protection measures. The plant also carries out the separate waste collection. Perm Mineral Fertilizers together with the region conduct monitoring of the state of the air at the border of the sanitary protection zone. In total, during 2020, 400 samples for the content of ammonia and nitrogen dioxide were taken. None of them exceeded the maximum permissible concentration.
As in previous years, Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Plant (KCKK, part of Uralchem) paid particular attention to environmental issues. The company implemented measures to prevent the emission of pollutants and constantly conducts production and analytical control of the air and ground.