In 2020, the Company developed its Biodiversity Strategy and set an ambitious goal to care about nature reserves and protect biodiversity across its operating regions.
Target: strengthen biodiversity programmes.
Key next steps: remediate biodiversity following recent environmental incidents, launch regular monitoring of impacts on biodiversity and continue support of nature reserves.
Cooperation with nature reserves
In the Murmansk Region, the Pasvik and the Lapland nature reserves are 10 to 15 km away from Kola MMC’s production sites. In the Krasnoyarsk Region, the boundaries of the Putoransky Reserve buffer zone are at a distance of between 80 km and 100 km from the Polar Division’s production sites.
To help protect the unique arctic nature, the Company has been providing support to nature reserves for more than 10 years now, with its total annual value running into hundreds of millions of roubles. These efforts are in line with Nornickel’s environmental strategy, which incorporates a large-scale investment programme.
In the Zabaykalsky Region, the Company supports the development of research capabilities and environmental awareness programmes of the Relict Oaks State Nature Reserve.
Our clean-up programme and efforts to address historical pollution (including the demolition of abandoned buildings and scrap collection and recycling) are two other extremely important priorities under the Environmental strategy.
Our objective is to clean up unused facilities:
467 abandoned buildings and structures
> 1.3 mln t of industrial waste
> 2 mln t of rubbish
> 600 kt of scrap
Collecting and disposing of stainless steel and other metal scrap