Polyus has won the Public Relations Russian Association (PRRA) award in the «Going Green» category for the second year in a row. The Company participated in the competition with its communication campaign for the Climate Strategy published in August 2022.
The expert jury highly rated not only the fact that the Climate Strategy was released but also Polyus’ commitment to transparency on sustainability issues and to actively exchanging its practices in developing such a paper.
Darya Grigoreva, Director for Sustainable Development, commented:
The Company contributes a lot to the climate agenda and facilitates it. For us, this is not just about a positioning strategy. These words mean significant numbers in terms of reducing carbon intensity at our operations. The development of the Climate Strategy was a time-consuming process that involved a lot of effort; it was preceded by a comprehensive assessment of climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions for all three scopes. We have set the ambitious goal to reduce our carbon footprint to zero by 2050. This is one of the few such cases in the global mining industry to date.
Last year, Polyus’ Water Campaign was recognized by the professional community in the same category.
Among this year’s nominees are leading Russian companies such as VK, MTS, Tinkoff, Alfa Bank, Sibur, Rosatom, Ozon, Moscow Exchange, Rusal and others.
The PRRA award was established in 2021. Its goal is to raise awareness on approaches to resolving complex and unusual communication issues that are directly associated with business efficiency and the impact on long-term business reputation.
Polyus is a Top-5 global gold mining company by production volumes and the largest gold miner in terms of attributable gold ore reserves. The Company has the lowest production costs among major global gold producers. Its principal operations are located in Siberia and the Russian Far East: Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).