We have implemented a variety of procedures and activities to prepare ourselves for emergencies such as earthquakes and security related incidents. For example, we have initiated implementation of an earthquake standard to reinforce buildings at our plants, to help protect our employees, facilities and nearby communities from a disaster scenario.
In 2010 we established a search and rescue unit at ICL Fertilizers’ Dead Sea Works, Israel’s only rescue unit that operates from an industrial plant. The unit was established on the assumption that in the event of an earthquake in Israel, the Dead Sea area may be cut off from the rest of the country and that our own employees will have to take part in major rescue efforts. Today, the unit includes 65 employees and holds an annual emergency drill for earthquake preparedness at all of its plants.