We know that real change relies on the world coming together to tackle the biggest issues facing the people and planet. En+ Group’s robust focus on controlling its impact on climate and the natural environment align strongly with the ambitions of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN SDGs provide us — and governments, organisations and companies around the world — with a common framework. We were proud to join the worldwide network of the United Nations Global Compact and to reinforce our commitment to the SDGs — a global blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.
Our environmental focus and our determination to improve the lives and wellbeing of our staff and our local communities around the world are reflected in our eight adopted goals. They are: Goal 3 — Good Health and Well Being, 6 — Clean Water and Sanitation, 7 — Affordable and Clean Energy, 8 — Decent Work and Economic Growth, 12 — Responsible Consumption and Production, 13 — Climate Action, 15 — Life on Land and 17 - Partnerships for the goals.
The unique qualities of aluminium make it a critical component in radically reducing the carbon footprint of multiple industries and aiding the successful transition to a low-carbon global economy. We are delighted that our hydropower generation allows us to power our aluminium production with a significantly lower carbon output than the industry average. But, we also recognise that true control over our climate will only be achieved when businesses of the scale of En+ Group go much further to improve emissions, preserve the natural environment, and to provide economic growth, decent careers and better lives.
All of our activities and sustainability commitments will be guided by the SDGs. We are proud of what we are achieving across the Group and the positive impact we are having. However, we also know there is much more we can do. We will continue to not only enhance our sustainability performance, but to set increasingly clear targets for which we are accountable.
A million trees
We are implementing Russia's first large-scale forest conservation and reproduction project – ‘Forest Planting – one million trees’.
Forecasting weather impacts
This is a significant research project that will create a predictive model to forecast the future water levels of Lake Baikal.
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.