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Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target 9.1

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Impact of stakeholders We make a significant contribution to the development of infrastructure in the regions of our presence.

Management approach

Our Company does everything possible to achieve sustainable development in all regions of the Company’s presence. We contribute to the development of local communities through our value chain, as well as through the creation of new employment opportunities, a healthy lifestyle, infrastructure development and implementation of social investment programmes.

Contribution

To resolve this task, our Company:

  • develops railway and sea port infrastructure;

  • contributes to the development of local communities through our value chain;

  • applies the best available technologies and environmental impact monitoring systems in the regions of its presence;

  • creates new opportunities for employment and implementation of social investment programmes;

  • makes a significant contribution to the development of regional infrastructure, uses up-to-date technologies allowing to reduce emissions and water pollution.

GRI 201
Economic Performance
GRI 203
Indirect Economic Impact

Commitments and Targets

By the year 2025:

  • increase the carrying capacity of railway infrastructure to 28.3 million tonnes/year;

  • redistribute cargo flow among the sea ports: 3 million tonnes/year at the port in Vistino (Leningrad Region), 2.5 million tonnes/year at the port in Lavna (Tuloma, Murmansk Region);

  • change the car fleet structure to favor own innovative rolling stock.

Our Results

In 2020:

  • the carrying capacity of the Company’s railway infrastructure increased to more than 16.5 million tonnes/year compared to 2019;

  • we are one of the key partners of such sea ports as Sea Terminal Tuloma LLC (Lavna) and Ultramar Terminal (Vistino). These sea ports are built with consideration for all modern environmental requirements and are located outside the 500-metre protection area of water bodies;

  • our own fleet of cars has increased by 37 % compared to 2019, which enhances the environmental safety of transportation, for example, due to switching from lump to liquid sulphur, and also reduces the carbon footprint of transportation per tonne due to the greater load capacity of cars.

More detailed information about the implementation of the relevant strategic goals of the Company is presented in the Integrated Reports.

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