RESULTS OF THE SECOND PUBLICITY RATING OF MINING AND STEEL COMPANIES OF RUSSIA IN REGARD TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
The rating was initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) of Russia and the United Nations Environment Program (Mission in the Russian Federation). The calculation was carried out by the National Rating Agency.
The main objectives of the rating are to increase the corporate responsibility of mining and steel companies and to create effective feedback mechanisms for the industry with stakeholders.
The study allows comparing information on the level of environmental responsibility of mining and steel companies and the scale of their impact on the environment, including on biodiversity, and also gives an idea of the dynamic pattern of the industry as a whole. At the first stage of the project in 2015, WWF Russia, with the involvement of industry experts and environmental organizations, developed a rating methodology, and in March 2017 it was tested. After analyzing the results of the pilot rating, the experts made significant changes to the method of its calculation.
The commitment of mining and steel companies to publicity was also noted by Viktor Chetverikov, President of the National Rating Agency:
Photo in the preview and caption by: (c) Alexander Lotov / WWF Russia.