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K+S Managing Director releases statement

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K+S KALI GmbH Managing Director, Dr Rainer Gerling, has commented on the present difficulties facing the fertilizer market and has detailed the company’s plans for the future: “To be able to make use of this advantage of the German sites as long as possible, we have spent years working on harmonising potash production with environmental protection. As a result we can testify to undeniable success, on which we want to continue to build.”

Dr Gerling also commented that in order to be more environmentally conscious and more water efficient, the company would invest several hundred million euros in its Werra district. Further details can be found in the company’s saline reduction master plan and in the current cultivation plan of the Weser River Basin Association.

“In today’s professional colloquium – and we expressly thank the state premier, Mr Ramelow, for this initiative – we see an offer to continue comprehending the future of the potash industry in Germany as a social consensus. I hope very much that we will be able to agree even more in the course of a constructive dialogue on the conditions for an economically successful use of domestic raw materials in the context of the claims of the natural environment.”

“It is worth making every effort to find that consensus and anchor it firmly in the public awareness. After all, it is not just a question of the people in Hesse and Thuringia, whose livelihood depends on working in our company’s mines and factories. More is at stake – the economic backbone of an entire region. We are therefore grateful to all who feel committed to our joint objective – future-oriented and sustainable potash mining – and who are prepared to accompany us,” concluded Dr Gerling.

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