ALROSA was included in the top 10 of the annual publicity rating of Russian mining and steel companies in regard to environmental responsibility made by WWF Russia together with the European Union and the United Nations Environment Program.
The rating includes an assessment of environmental management, environmental impact and the level of disclosure. In addition, ALROSA was noted for its cooperation during the making of the rating.
Starting in 2019, the rating is calculated within the framework of People for Nature project implemented by WWF with the support of the EU. The main objectives of the study are to increase the corporate responsibility of mining and steel companies and to create effective feedback mechanisms for the industry with stakeholders.
The rating allows to compare information on the companies’ level of environmental responsibility and the scale of their impact on the environment, including biodiversity. It also gives an idea of the general dynamics of change in the industry.
"We are grateful to WWF Russia for the recognition of our environmental efforts. ALROSA strives to preserve the environment and minimize any impact on it. Extraction of mineral resources in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, reduction of energy and water consumption, emissions and waste and reclamation of disturbed lands are our constant priorities. We pay great attention to combating climate change by introducing the latest technologies," said Polina Anisimova, Head of ALROSA Environmental Centre.
In 2018, ALROSA allocated more than 5 billion rubles for environmental activities.
ALROSA is also included in the FTSE4Good Index which indicates the company's compliance with the world's best practices of social and environmental responsibility. It has a BB rating in the MSCI ESG Ratings which assesses the environment, social responsibility and corporate governance. In addition, ALROSA achieved certification against the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) Code of Practices through meeting its highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards.