They say hard work and dedication goes a long way. This can be observed when the world’s largest enterprise of nickel and palladium production, Nornickel made its way into headlines as it was rewarded for its achievements and efforts regarding conservation and protection of the environment. Let’s take a closer in depth look at what achievements and gains led to this acknowledgement of Nornickel.
March 15th, 2017 –Day of Recognition for Nornickel
The All Russia Contest for Leaders in Russian Business, Dynamics and Responsibility which took place on March 15th, 2017 is a day of remembrance for Nornickel. Organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, it is here that Nornickel was awarded for its role in environmental responsibility. This ceremony in Moscow was a key aspect of the Russian Business Week. The award was graciously handed over to Nornickel’s vice President Elena Bezdenezhnykh by the Present of RSPP Alexander Shokhin.
What steps taken by Nornickel led to their recognition by the RSPP?
Nornickel has taken a number of measures for which it has received recognition by the RSPP. One of the leading steps was the closure of their Nickel plant in the area of Norilsk. The Nickel plant received a lot of criticism when it was observed that one of its filtration pipes had overflowed into the Daldykan river, causing it to change into a shade of blood red. Pictures of the once blue river created a stir amongst locals, who demanded an explanation of the incident. Nornickel vowed to investigate the incident and when confirmed that in fact it was the nickel plant that was at fault, they accepted total responsibility and decided to bring about a long term solution. This was done to avoid such mishaps in the near future.
To shut down an entire plant was no easy task, requiring comprehensive study and appropriate protocols to be followed. For this reason, RSPP’s President praised the company’s environmental efforts. The President of RSPP went as far as terming Nornickel as a true leader when it comes to changes for a better environment in Russia’s Industrial policy.
Nornickel’s future endeavors for social and environmental causes
Nornickel has always stayed true to its promise of a healthy and safe environment for all. In this regard, Nornickel has taken up a number of projects as the company believes it acts as a guide for all the environmental technologies over the world. Examples include investments worth millions for innovative solutions in the area of environmental protection. Their complete shutdown of the oldest and large scale nickel plant has made the emissions resulting from sulfur dioxide become reduced to a bare minimum. The company plans to invest at least 250 billion rubles for projects regarding environmental protection until the year 2023.
These investments have been termed the biggest amongst all the major industrial companies worldwide. Not only environmental, but Nornickel has also worked relentlessly for numerous social causes. The award for Support and Development of Social Entrepreneurship was given to Nornickel. Nornickel’s social responsibilities will enable the upcoming development of numerous towns, helping to make the lives of residents easier.
Nornickel’s constant drive for a better tomorrow can clearly be observed in the steps it has taken for environmental responsibility and the investments it plans to make in the near future. This company vows to provide maximal benefit to the community as a whole, bringing new opportunities, benefits and life for everyone around. For this reason, it deserves every bit of recognition and applause.