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environment-strategy

En+’s green
business model

Our sustainable development focus is set on environmental protection and climate change. We understand that our operations inevitably have an impact on water, land, air quality and biodiversity, and we therefore strive to mitigate and minimise our footprint in everything we do.

Relevant
UN SDGs

Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 12: Responsible consumption & production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 15: Life on Land

Key results in 2018

Reduction of direct GHG emissions of electrolysis operations

7.5%

2018 vs 2014
(tCO2 e/tAl)

Decline in fresh water consumption by Metals segment

36%

compared to 2008

Reduction of Non-hazardous waste generated excluding overburden (from mining)

6.2%

2018 vs 2017
(mt)

Young peled-fish were released into the Angara river basin

1.2 mn

during five past years

Hydropower electric output

82%

in 2018

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brand of low-carbon footprint aluminium

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Metals segment’s
climate targets

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Due to the energy-intensive nature of our businesses, minimising the impact production processes have on climate is one of our most important strategic aims.

To support Russian and international initiatives and associations advocating active actions to prevent climate change

In 2016, RUSAL introduced a new 2025 strategy focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions

  • To ensure that at least 95% of electricity purchased by aluminium smelters comes from hydroelectric power plants and other carbon-free power generating;
  • To reduce direct specific greenhouse gas emissions by 15% compared to 2014 at reduction processes at the existing aluminium smelters;
  • To reduce direct specific greenhouse gas emissions by 10% compared to 2014 at the existing alumina refineries;
  • To reduce the specific aluminium smelters power consumption by 7% as compared to 2011;
  • To achieve the average level of specific direct and indirect energy related greenhouse gas emissions from reduction processes at the aluminium smelters not exceeding 2.7 t of CO2e/t Al1;
  • To use internal carbon prices when making strategic and investment decisions starting from 2017;
  • To support Russian and international initiatives and associations advocating active actions to prevent climate change and supporting carbon prices as long as they are aligned with the strategic goals of the company.

Case studies

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A million trees

We are implementing Russia's first large-scale forest conservation and reproduction project – ‘Forest Planting – one million trees’.

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Forecasting weather impacts
in Siberia

This is a significant research project that will create a predictive model to forecast the future water levels of Lake Baikal.

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Unique inert anode production technology

The introduction of our unique inert anode technology has helped us dramatically cut the environmental impact of our aluminium production.

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