ALROSA announced that it has been ranked among the top three in the environmental responsibility rating of 33 Russian mining and smelting companies. The rating results were announced by the UN Office in the Russian Federation on December 11.
The environmental responsibility rating of mining and smelting companies has been jointly developed by the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, Global Environment Facility, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
Each participating company was assessed in three areas — environmental management, environmental impact, and disclosure/transparency — which included over 30 different criteria. ALROSA was placed in the top of all three sections.
Polina Anisimova, ALROSA Deputy Chief Engineer for Ecology, Environmental Protection and Work with Indigenous Minorities observed, “Environmental protection is one of the major strategic policies of ALROSA. The company has its own environmental department and carries out industrial environmental monitoring on a regular basis. The environmental action plan covers all ecosystems, including water, ground, air, flora, and fauna.In 2016, ALROSA spent RUB 5.5 billion ($93.7 million) for environmental protection activities, while the total relevant expenditures for 2012-2016 exceeded RUB 27.5 billion ($468.4 million).”