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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. On January 18, 2021, En+ Group announced its ambition to become net zero by 2050 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 35% by 2030 (Scopes 1 & 2 against a 2018 baseline).

Key achievements in 2020

Reduction in total air emissions, excluding greenhouse gases and CO

7.4%

2020 vs 2018

Reduction in fresh water consumption

8.7%

2020 vs 2018

Reduction in water discharge

7.5%

2020 vs 2018

Reduction in hazardous waste generation

14.2%

2020 vs 2019

Young peled-fish were released into the waters of the Angara basin

253,000

in 2020

Young Siberian sturgeons released into the Yenisei River

12,400

in 2020

Hazardous waste reused and recycled

85.6%

up from 71.8% in 2019

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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 of Lake Baikal
inflow

In 2020, the first stage of research work on the topic Long-term forecasting of the inflow of Lake Baikal using methods of hydrological modeling of machine learning was completed.

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Unique inert anode production technology

Inert anode technology makes it possible to replace classic carbon anodes with inert non-consumable materials – ceramics or alloys.

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Environmental monitoring of Lake Baikal

En+ Group conducted the second annual expedition of the ecological monitoring of Lake Baikal in 2020.

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Environmental Projects Grant Competition

The first grant competition aimed at protecting Lake Baikal and aquatic ecosystems from adverse environmental impacts was held in 2020. 

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