The Sustainability Report aims to summarize the Group’s values, priorities and performance in the area of sustainable development, as well as to present all the changes that occurred during the reporting period as well as Polyus plans for the future. For the Group, sustainability reporting serves to reinforce its culture of commitment to responsible mining at all levels. Polyus acknowledges the great importance of responsible environmental and social data disclosure and as a member of the ICMM endorses the organisation’s corresponding sustainability principle 10: Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders.
The Group first published information on its sustainability performance in 2006. Initially, the Group followed a biennial reporting cycle; then, in 2012, Polyus took the decision to report on environmental, health, safety, and social performance annually. During these years, the structure and content of the report underwent significant changes. Instead of an extended description of the Group’s sustainability performance, a concise description of the most material issues was presented in the Company’s Sustainability report.