Social Policy

North-Western Phosphorous Company is aware of its responsibility to the community and is committed to creating new jobs, making its tax and extra-budgetary payments on time, ensuring workplace and environmental safety at its facilities, and promoting a favourable social environment in its footprint region.

NWPC’s social policy is aimed at developing a healthy social and psychological climate among its employees. The Company’s human resources policy promotes a working atmosphere that encourages each person to reach his or her potential. The Company is improving its personnel motivation system to provide each employee with opportunities for career development and remuneration adequate to his or her professional level and personal contribution to the Company’s performance, as well as social benefits and opportunities for education and advanced training.

The Company's main social objectives are:

• Comply with the terms of the licence agreement;
• Provide health resort and summer vacations for Company employees and their families;
• Promote medical care and preventive treatment for employees;
• Engage employees in sports and physical education;
• Organise recreational activities for employees, their families and Koashva residents in order to foster corporate spirit and pride in the Company;
• Coordinate activities with the Kirovsk administration and fulfil obligations under social and economic cooperation agreements.

The Collective Agreement, effective since 2017, provides for health resort treatment and lump-sum payments to employees for marriage, birth of a child or death of a close relative, etc.

Since 2016, NWPC employees have had access to gyms and swimming pools in Kirovsk and Apatity. The Company created its own volleyball and soccer teams that compete on the municipal and regional levels.

Each year, NWPC supports major sporting events. In 2018, the Company sponsored the international sports Festival of the North in the Murmansk region.

As a socially responsible company, NWPC is committed to supporting solutions to social problems in Murmansk region. Under social and economic partnership and cooperation agreements with the government of Murmansk region and the municipal administration of the city of Kirovsk, the Company is investing in the cities of Apatity and Kirovsk, as well as Koashva settlement, located near the Oleniy Ruchey deposit, and contributing financially to both the regional social sector and charitable causes. Over the course of cooperation with the Kirovsk administration, NWPC allocated more than RUB 600 million to the Kirovsk city budget. Charity is another important community activity for the Company, with charitable donations amounting to RUB 11 million in 2018.