Russia’s leading mining and metallurgical companies discuss sustainable practices

On 27 February 2020, over 60 representatives of leading metallurgical and mining companies in Russia, attended a seminar at KPMG Russia, introducing best practices for sustainable development.

The seminar participants focused on the issues of certification of metallurgical sites to comply with the ResponsibleSteel Standard, as well as how to reduce the carbon footprint of businesses, including through the implementation of forest and climatic projects.

Matthew Wenban-Smith, Executive Director, ResponsibleSteel, presented an update on the current development of the ResponsibleSteel Standard, certification and assurance programme, including news of the first site audit completed at ArcelorMittal in Belgium.

Andrey Ptichnikov, a representative of ResponsibleSteel member Institute of Geography, spoke about a number of pressing certification issues, such as the demand for certified low-carbon steel in a number of market sectors. The participants showed a keen interest in the ResponsibleSteel Standard, and the dialogue with Russian businesses will continue.

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