Polyus is pleased to announce that the company’s shares have been included in two sustainability indices by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), recognizing our achievements and continued commitment in the area:
- The Sustainability Vector Index includes the companies that demonstrate the greatest progress in terms of their ESG performance in comparison with the previous year.
- The Responsibility and Transparency Index comprises companies that are recognised as leaders in ESG disclosure, selected based on the levels and the depth of information the issuers report on their sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Polyus has been included in RSPP’s Responsibility and Transparency Index for the first time in 2018.
The joint MOEX-RSPP Sustainability Indices are an independent tool for evaluating companies, and the only one of its kind in Russia. These daily calculations were launched in 2019 in response to investor demand to evaluate companies not only in terms of financial performance, but also ESG practice. The indices are based on the analysis of the top 100 largest Russian companies according to RAEX, Russia’s largest credit rating agency, and RBC Magazine and include companies that demonstrate a robust ESG profile and best-in-class disclosure practices.
Daria Grigoreva, Head of Sustainable Development at Polyus, commented:
As a company committed to responsible mining and a member of the ICMM, Polyus produces a Sustainability Report to maximise our disclosure and to increase awareness among our stakeholders on our continued efforts to excel in our ESG performance. We strive to maintain full transparency and the highest levels of disclosure, and annually integrate new information, cases and indicators into our reporting in response to requests. We are very pleased that our efforts in this area have been recognised by both RSPP and the Moscow Exchange.