Health & Safety

Our new Health, Safety and Environment policy and Framework, adopted in 2013, reflects our intention to become a health and safety exemplar by 2018.

How we manage health and safety

The policy applies to all our operational sites, all employees and all on-site contractors. Its implementation is monitored by the new HSE Department and performance fed into the management team and the main board, as described on page 20.

Operational managers have responsibility for health and safety on a site basis and they are required to set an example and identify health and safety champions, ensure that resources are available, initiate systems and processes to prevent accidents and incidents, achieve targets and co-operate with other operational units.

Each employee is required to take responsibility and undertake to understand and comply with requirements, to ensure colleagues are safe, to act according to guidelines, to know how to use all relevant equipment and to communicate with managers and colleagues. The same rules also apply to on-site contractors. The policy with associated procedures also refers to workplaces, equipment and machinery, preventive measures, investigations, environment and improvement.

Health and safety priorities for 2014

  • Further define health and safety leaders’ roles and responsibilities
  • Define and implement new reporting standards
  • Implement incident investigation driven by root-cause analysis
  • Improve contractor management, awareness and training

HSE performance in 2013

The number of lost time injuries decreased from 44 in 2012 to 38 in 2013, while the total headcount continued to increase from 22,500 to 22,600 in the same year. The associated Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) per 1 million man-hours decreased from 1.14 in 2012 to 1.00 in 2013.

Despite our continued improvement across the health and safety spectrum, there were two fatal injuries during 2013 – an employee at EuroChem BMU and a contractor at Usolskiy. These tragic events further confirmed our decision to build up the environment, health and safety management function. It also strengthened our resolve to continue with the fundamental review of health and safety systems and procedures, using best in class experience and independent advice.


Why it is important

Who has a stake


Health & safety

We operate hazardous facilities which pose health and safety risks

Employees, national and local government, trade unions, suppliers, management, Board

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

Policies and guidelines

Business strategy

HSE Policy and Framework

H&S laws and regulations in countries of operation

H&S Management System (compliant with OHSAS 18801)

Equator Principles

Industry best practice

Du Pont expertise

Aspect boundary

Our health and safety system applies to all operational production and logistics sites as well as sales operations in CIS.
It is not material for sales offices and our headquarters in Moscow.


  • NAMEAnastasia Lubyanova
  • ROLESpecialist, PR department
  • WHERE I WORKNevinnomysskiy Azot
  • My view“It is hard for everyone at EuroChem to understand the whole company, given its size and scale. Consequently, I help employees from other divisions understand what goes on at Nevinnomyssk Azot and I am pleased that my colleagues take pride in being a part of EuroChem’s family.”
  • NAMEJustas Mazeika
  • ROLERepair and installation, foreman in the machine shop
  • WHERE I WORKLifosa
  • My view“After graduating I decided to apply specifically to Lifosa, because I believe that it is the best company in the region.”
  • StoryJustas graduated from Gediminas Technical University, specialising in industrial Engineering. He was a finalist in the EuroChem scientific and technical conference, made a video on the plant’s safety and was a co-organiser of the mind battle contest, involving over 200 employees.
  • NAMEChristina Bauer
  • ROLEJunior controller, controlling & finance management department
  • WHERE I WORKEuroChem Agro
  • My view“What I do is important because I represent our company externally through the figures that I provide to the management team.”
  • Story Christina joined the dual study programme at EuroChem Agro in Mannheim. This innovative programme takes three years to complete and is characterised by alternating phases of theoretical and practical training. Christina graduated in 2012.
  • NAMEVitaly Sapon
  • ROLEMechanic, phosphoric acid extraction production
  • My view“I believe that a successful career requires a commitment to hard work, personal responsibility and initiative.”
  • StoryVitaly was invited to the plant by a EuroChem representative after his diploma at South Russian State Technical University. After several years in his current role, he is now listed in the plant’s candidate pool for the position of Chief Mechanic.