PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX — PLZL) (Polyus, the Company) provides an update on measures taken to minimise risks to employees during the global COVID-19 outbreak.
The Company has asked employees at its Moscow headquarters to work remotely from home until further notice, with the exception of individuals required to run critical office-based systems, effective 30 March 2020. Polyus’ IT department has tested the capabilities of the Company’s software and systems to ensure the smooth transition to remote work mode.
Polyus’ operations remain uninterrupted. The Company has not registered any cases of COVID-19 among its employees, either in Moscow or in the regions of its presence.
The health and safety of employees remains the Company’s utmost focus. Polyus continues to monitor the COVID-19 threat level and assess the potential health risks for its employees, with all monitoring systems in place.
Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top five gold miners globally with the lowest cost position. Based on its 2018 Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, the Polyus group ranks the third by attributable gold reserves among the world’s largest gold mining companies.
The Polyus group’s principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
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