Nornickel wins Ecotech-Leader national award

Nornickel wins Ecotech-Leader national award

June 29, 2022

The Clean Norilsk land improvement and reclamation project was named the best environmental program.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Companies achieved significant results in the advanced environmental technologies’ development, implementation and promotion were noted at the National Award ceremony Ecotech-Leader in Moscow. 100 projects from 85 Russian regions were presented in 2022.

Nornickel’s project Clean Norilsk won the Best environmental program nomination.

Nornickel’s Polar Division’s department’s for work with territories for the improvement head Andrey Raduntsev said:

The program started in 2021 and is gaining momentum now. We dismantled more than 100 emergency buildings, cleaned more than a million square meters of territory last year. This year’s goal is to clean two million square meters. We do not stop, we work both in winter and summer.

It is planned to dismantle about 100 objects, remove up to 400,000 tons of garbage and 45,000 tons of scrap metal this year. The program is designed until 2030 and is estimated at 40 billion rubles (about 4 billion a year) in terms of costs. The program Clean Norilsk entered the federal level and became part of the program Clean Arctic.

General director of the Association of Developers of Environmental Technologies and Ecological Initiatives, chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Alexander Zakondyrin also noted the Company’s unique Sulfur Program:

Almost all large companies in the metallurgical, oil and gas sector are undergoing modernization procedures for their main cycles. Today colleagues from Nornickel spoke about the Sulfur Program. This is one of the largest programs, which will cost 300 billion rubles, and all this is extra-budgetary funds. This is a big job.

Business and relevant departments’ representatives discussed the environmental modernization and import substitution’s issues and the industrial companies’ priorities on the environmental agenda at the strategic session that took place these days in the capital.

Earlier we told that the import substitution forum initiated by Nornickel was held in Norilsk.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nornickel's press service

June 29, 2022

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