We regard sustainability as an essential element of our activities. It is an investment in society as well as in our own future. That’s why we firmly believe that anchoring sustainability as part of our business strategy will lead to economic, environmental and social progress.
Polymetal’s overall approach to sustainability is guided by the UN Global Compact, to which the company has been a signatory since 2009. In addition, our Code of Conduct guides the behaviour of all employees in relation to their colleagues, local communities and the environment. At an operational level, we have a suite of procedures and policies that are published in line with national regulatory and international standards.
All of these taken together influence our approach to the provision of high quality jobs, secure and safe employment, employee wellbeing and access to professional development. They also influence the way that we communicate and consult with our investors, communities, government bodies and NGOs and suppliers in our areas of operation and the systems we have in place to monitor and improve environmental performance.
The Group’s financial and legal teams monitor current legislation and proposed changes in all jurisdictions where Group companies operate, and incorporate these into the practice, involving leading external experts where appropriate
Our directors engage in communication with shareholders’ CSR teams to better understand their approach to governance and sustainability.
The Audit and Risk Committee helps the Board to monitor the integrity of the Group’s financial statements; reviews the effectiveness of the Group’s system of internal controls and risk management systems.
The Safety and Sustainability Committee monitors the Group’s social, ethical, environmental and safety performance, and oversees all sustainable development issues on behalf of the Board.
The Chief Sustainability Officer coordinates sustainability initiatives and activities to ensure transparency and long-term value for investors and other stakeholders.
In our approach to human resource development, we aim to attract and retain the very best professionals by providing an inclusive, fair and enabling working environment.