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Highlights

Polymetal’s sustainability performance in 2015

Governance

The Safety and Sustainability Committee was established 

Health and Safety

We began a three stage external certification of our Health and Safety Management System. Four of our production facilities were audited in 2015.

Employees

Staff turnover rate declined by 28%

Carbon management

We adopted a new policy aimed at managing our carbon emissions in order to improve our overall impact on the global environment, society and economy, and reasserted our commitment to reducing the carbon emissions arising from company activities.

We also took part in CDP’s global reporting and disclosure programme, submitting information on our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Our engagement with CDP reflects our continuing commitment to transparent reporting processes, and our efforts were recognised when we placed second among all Russian participants for reporting and performance in 2015.

Communities

We carried out a wide range of community engagement initiatives and consultations during the year, continuing to invest in and support local education, health, culture and infrastructure.  

Numerous awards we won for our community engagement programme, and the letters of thanks we continued to receive from people living near our production sites.

In 2016, we plan to:

• further promote safe behaviour, reduce the level of the most significant risks and continue the external audit of our Health and Safety Management System;

• develop and implement a community policy to consolidate all standalone regional programmes and initiatives;

• launch biodiversity offset programmes and reporting;

• heighten our focus on the prevention of environmental accidents and review and improve our efforts in this area;

• formalise our approach to carbon management in a dedicated carbon management policy document;

• develop our new human rights policy;

• implement supply chain management policy; and

• develop new in-house training centres and courses to support talent pool promotions.

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