Rusal to start voluntary compliance reporting on Clean Air activities

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Rusal, a leading global aluminium producer, intends to annually provide the public with information about its contribution to ensuring the quality of atmospheric air, including its participation in the federal project "Clean Air".

September 7th marks the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, which was established by a Resolution of the UN General Assembly two years ago in order to draw attention to the fact that atmospheric air pollution directly affects the quality of life and health of the population. RUSAL announced its intention to annually prepare and submit to the public a special voluntary report on the company's participation in the implementation of the federal project "Clean Air".

The report will contain detailed information on the progress of implementation and achieved results of all projects and programs carried out by RUSAL in accordance with the comprehensive plans for improving environmental efficiency, including the volume of investments and the funds disbursed.

Irina Bakhtina, RUSAL's Chief Sustainability Officer, noted: "Three entities of the company have participated in the "Clean Air” federal project: Krasnoyarsk, Bratsk and Novokuznetsk Aluminium Smelters. Programs to improve the environmental efficiency of RUSAL's smelters are included in the comprehensive plans of Krasnoyarsk, Bratsk and Novokuznetsk to reduce emissions into the atmosphere, as approved by the Government of the Russian Federation. In turn, these plans are fixed in the agreements of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, Rosprirodnadzor and the executive authorities of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Irkutsk and Kemerovo regions."

The main activities implemented by RUSAL, including those within the scope of the Clean Air project, are the introduction of electrolysis using the EcoSoderberg technology, the introduction of a technology for using a new anode mass with a lower content of harmful substances, the new construction and modernization of existing gas purification plants, as well as a whole range of other measures to optimize production parameters.