We have a clear objective: to develop our business in a sustainable manner, ensuring favourable conditions for future generations. This is why our activities and investment decisions consistently take account of environmental concerns.
We are highly aware of the environmental impact of our operations. Therefore we view environmental protection as an integral part of our business and implement a full range of projects to mitigate our effect on the environment. We are guided by international practice in the field of environmental management, including the ISO 14001 environmental management system standards. Our production facilities are regularly audited by independent auditors who assess our compliance with these and other standards.
We continuously work to reduce hazardous emissions, primarily mine gas, and to improve wastewater treatment, waste disposal and energy efficiency.
We have made considerable efforts to improve the reliability of metering data for energy consumption. Many of our facilities have automated measuring systems.
We run extensive land reclamation projects, including surface restoration, rock dump levelling, soil remediation, tree planting and landscaping.
We also implement regular environmental training programmes for our employees and participate in global initiatives aimed at averting climate change and preserving biodiversity.