Waste generation is an unavoidable part of the production process. Mining wastes are primarily tailings, a mixture of rock and water generated during ore treatment. We aim to minimize the potential environmental impact of tailings.
Our sites comply fully with Russian legislation governing the safe operation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs). As an ICMM member, we also meet our commitments under the ICMM Position Statement on Preventing Catastrophic Failure of Tailings Storage Facilities, and implement comprehensive risk assessments related to TSF operation. In addition, special attention is paid to the condition of dams, monitoring wells, other protective measures and related utility systems and networks.
We are always looking for opportunities to recycle and reuse in order to minimize waste. When disposing of waste, we either arrange environmentally safe decontamination and disposal or transfer it to specialized companies.