Our aim is to produce coal safely, seeking to minimise environmental impact. By introducing new technologies to boost productivity and cost efficiency and by working with local communities, we intend to contribute to global fuel supply in a sustainable manner.
Our Corporate Social Policy is based on international standards including the UN Global Compact, the Social Charter of Russian Business, the ISO 26000 Standard and recommendations of the Global Reporting Initiative.
Our production sites undergo regular audits to assess our compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational health and safety requirements, ISO 14001:2004 environmental management standards, ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards, Bettercoal global responsible coal supply chain and Vision Zero safety project.
The principles behind our sustainable development and strategy are also reflected in corporate regulatory policy documents covering: the environment; industrial and occupational safety; quality of coal products; information and agreements defining social and economic relationships between employer and employees.
Risk management and stakeholder engagement are also integral to our sustainability policy. Robust risk management helps us to meet strategic targets and secure long-term growth. Providing reliable access to information means we can engage effectively with stakeholders.
In 2018, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Idemitsu), analysed environmental protection measures and methods at our Vanino Bulk Terminal, through a benchmarking against Japanese coal terminals. As part of the audit, environmental experts assessed the condition of our port equipment and coal transshipment technologies. They concluded that the Vanino Bulk Terminal applied all the best available solutions and international practices to efficiently handle and export coal in adverse climatic conditions.