Environmental protection is a top priority in our business and we strive to maintain a minimal environmental footprint. To this end, we implement a number of measures and work consistently to minimise any negative impact on the environment, and continuously increase the level of environmental safety and sustainable development of our companies.
The Board of Directors of the Company includes the Production Safety (HSE) Committee. The Board of Directors takes the necessary measures to improve and increase the efficiency of the environmental policy. The Chairman of Kazatomprom's Management Board approves the environmental protection policy and monitors the implementation of its requirements.
The Green Mindset Project was initiated in 2020 by the Operations Department, the initiative seeking to support the global green trend. The project covers the following areas: green energy, energy efficiency of production processes, reduction of emissions to the environment (emissions, discharges, waste), recycling of materials and equipment (Reuse), and measures aimed at "greening the consciousness" of Kazatomprom employees.
The Company has been implementing the roadmap for the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP Roadmap) since 2018. The ESAP Roadmap helps bring the Group's health, environmental and social management systems in line with the international environmental requirements and best practices (GIIP: Good International Industry Practice, International Finance Corporation's Environmental and Social Sustainability Standard).
All production facilities of the Company have environmental management systems and energy management systems in place that are ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified.
Kazatomprom's integrated HSE management system complies with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 45001:2018. In March 2020, Kazatomprom successfully passed an occupational health and safety management audit and received the certificate of TÜV International Certification. The audit was carried out by experts of Intercertifica-TÜV LLP (Germany) together with TÜV Thüringen in Kazakhstan.
KZT 2 170,3 million was the total investment made by Kazatomprom for environmental protection in 2020