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Norilsk Nickel approves its social and sustainable development strategy until 2030

08 november 2023

The Board of Directors of Norilsk Nickel approved the company's social and sustainable development strategy until 2030.

It is based on the key strategic priorities of Norilsk Nickel's business: safety, professionalism, modernization and social responsibility.

The strategy covers four areas: occupational safety and health; talent management and corporate culture; development of technologies and products that contribute to technological and social progress; participation in the life of the local population and society.

"The existence of a large business is directly related to the development of territories and the well-being of society as a whole. The company has long-term strategic priorities. Following them, we confirm our sustainability and fulfillment of obligations to all stakeholders. Among the directions of the social and sustainable development strategy of Norilsk Nickel, the safety and health of employees are the top priority," commented Larisa Zelkova, Senior Vice President of Norilsk Nickel. "At the same time, we are talking not only about safe production: it is important for us to provide comfortable working conditions, opportunities for professional growth and development, taking into account the requirements of the economy of the future."

In addition to paying close attention to safety, Norilsk Nickel aims to support progress for the benefit of humanity with its products and scientific developments.

The strategy provides that the company will stimulate the search and creation of innovative technologies using its metals to solve social problems.

Norilsk Nickel continues to work on improving the quality of life of local residents and indigenous peoples, which is also reflected in the strategy approved by the Board of Directors. The company's activities are aimed at sustainable socio-economic development of the regions of its presence and a significant contribution to public well-being, the press service of Norilsk Nickel reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished