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Polyus talks water stewardship with RAEX and ICMM

13 October 2021
Polyus talks water stewardship with RAEX and ICMM

On 13 October, Evgeniy Shor, Director, Environmental Stewardship and Hydraulic Structures Safety, represented Polyus at a webinar dedicated to water stewardship, organized by Russia’s largest credit rating agency RAEX.

Along with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) representative, Dawn Brock, Evgeniy discussed the importance of promoting long-term water security in the mining sector.

Evgeniy Shor explained that Polyus’ four key water management principles are fully in line with main ICMM principles:

  • Proactive interaction with other water stakeholders to understand their needs and priorities
  • Joint planning and collaboration to mitigate common risks and ensure equitable access to water for all
  • Transparent public reporting in terms of water consumption, disclosure of significant risks and key indicators
  • Improving the overall efficiency of water use

Evgeniy also commented that Russian regulations regarding water management are quite strict compared to many other countries, and that in accordance with Russian legislation Polyus is obligated to use high quality water in its operations.

The ICMM brings together 28 mining and metals company members. In October its members including Polyus committed to a goal of net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 or sooner. Polyus is the only Russian member of the ICMM.

The webinar was held in Russian