Russian Copper Company Improves its WWF Rating

13 December 2017 (13:40)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, December 13, 2017. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) presented its environmental responsibility rating for Russia’s mining and metallurgical companies.

Russian Copper Company was given the 6th position out 33 this year, which was 8 points better than in 2016.

‘In addition to this main rating, the WWF also evaluated companies in terms of environmental management (with Russian Copper Company coming 4th/5th in the rating), in terms of environmental impact (8th position), and in terms of transparency (6th/8th position),’ the company press service reports.

Russian Copper Company spends around RUR 1.7bn a year on environmental projects (plus the funding for large-scale production upgrade projects). The company invests in protecting air, surface and underground bodies of water, and soil, as well as in safe waste treatment and protection of plants and animals.

‘We are happy to see our environmental efforts appreciated by independent outside experts: the positions we scored in the WWF rating prove that our company’s strategy is the right one. We certainly won’t stop there and intend to become Russia’s most environmentally friendly copper business. Smart Copper, our company business philosophy, aims to achieve leadership through introduction of the best available technologies, sustainable approach to nature’s resources, and all-round development of territories where our member enterprises operate,’ says Russian Copper Company’s Vice President for Environmental & Industrial Safety Natalia Gonchar.

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