Product safety

Uralchem controls product safety at all stages of its life cycle – from design and development to end user consultations.

As early as at the stage of product design, the Company evaluates its safety and the amount of resources required for production. Specialised organisations identify potential environmental and health consequences of the production and use of products. Only after that, the products are registered with the state authorities of the Russian Federation. All Uralchem ​​products have safety data sheets registered in line with national legislation.

All stand-alone and mixed chemicals that are produced, imported and used in the EU are subject to mandatory registration with the European Chemicals Agency in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Uralchem product safety ​​meets the requirements and legislation of the EU regarding the handling of chemicals.

The Company cooperates with production facilities of the European Union and understands the importance of environmental and health safety. Therefore, it takes all necessary measures to comply with REACH requirements. The Company updates substance registration files in accordance with internal corporate changes and new requirements of the European Chemicals Agency, controls the composition of exported products, their toxicological and eco-toxicological properties and fulfils the requirements to classification, packaging and labelling.

Uralchem does not sell products that contain substances regulated by Appendix XVII to REACH. Following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No. 2019/1148, ammonium nitrate has been excluded from this Appendix.

The Company does not trade in products that contain substances included in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern published in accordance with Article 59(10) of REACH.

Environmental analysis before launching new products

Uralchem analyses environmental criteria when developing terms of reference for new products, which are subject to the State Environmental Expert Review and approval of the Company's environmental department.

Experts check the materials, intermediate and finished products against a number of criteria including generation of waste, discharges and emissions of pollutants, possibilities to reduce energy and water consumption, and the need to adjust the existing standards and threshold values of physical and chemical parameters.

ISO 9001:2015 certification

Uralchem undergoes regular inspections by state supervision and control authorities and independent certification organisations. The latter assess the compliance of Uralchem's integrated management system with the requirements of international standards, including ISO 9001:2015. Compliance with the requirements of this standard has been confirmed at all production facilities of the Company.