Work hard and you will find success

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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ALROSA will invest RUB 16 billion into environmental protection

08 december 2016

ALROSA, having embarked on an environmental protection program for 2011-2018, will invest more than RUB 16 billion in environmental safety. Andrey Zharkov, President of ALROSA speaking about the implementation of this program in an interview with the Yakutia Daily, said that ALROSA had already spent more than RUB 12.4 billion for the environmental safety during the first five years of this program, thus having used up 75% of the allotted amount.
"Most of the funds were invested in the construction and reconstruction of environmental protection facilities. The program also provides scientific and technical support for environmental activities - this includes design and development, as well as research works, pilot testing and introducing new technologies," Andrey Zharkov said, adding that on top of this the company had performed a large amount of work to restore damaged land and replenish flora and fauna resources.
According to him, ALROSA put into operation highly ecological mining machinery and increased the number of dust and gas catching plants, which helped to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, while the company’s transition to underground mining reduced areas of disturbed land.
The company intends to transfer all its vehicles from liquid fuel to gas and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 to 0.50 million tons, which is one half of the current rates.
Andrey Zharkov also said that ALROSA is proactively investing in safety, reducing the risk of accidents. "The statistics is as follows: in the past five years, the number of accidents at our operations has decreased by half,” he said. “The company is employing 250 people who have a rescuer status with the right to conduct rescue works."
"In 2015-2016, the company successfully passed inspections for compliance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standard and those of the GOST R ISO 14001-2007 national standard," the president of ALROSA said in conclusion.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow