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    RusHydro is the leader of the RBC Sustainability Index


    October 6, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      RusHydro was included in the first "high level" group of the First ESG Index of RBC and the National Credit Ratings agency. In total, the index included 115 enterprises from the key sectors of the Russian economy; apart from RusHydro, only two energy companies received the highest scores. RusHydro, the largest hydropower company in Russia, is focused on setting high standards in the field of sustainable development in the country.

      Key Highlights:

      * By 2025, it is planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 6% compared to 2015.

      * Specific CO 2 emissions associated with electricity generation will decrease by 7.7%, and specific emissions associated with heat supply will decrease by 6.4%.

      * The company is one of the 100 largest companies in Russia and consistently pays dividends.

      * At the end of 2021, RusHydro's shareholders were paid 23.3 billion rubles, which is in line with the level of the previous year, when dividends were record-breaking in the company's history.

      Original Press Release:

      Oct. 6 -- RusHydro issued the following news release:

      RusHydro was included in the first "high level" group of the First ESG Index of RBC and the National Credit Ratings agency. In total, the index included 115 enterprises from the key sectors of the Russian economy; apart from RusHydro, only two energy companies received the highest scores.

      RusHydro, the largest hydropower company in Russia, is focused on setting high standards in the field of sustainable development in the country. The majority of the Group's generation runs on a renewable resource - water. Among the targets of RusHydro's Environmental Policy are an increase in the installed capacity of low-carbon generation, a reduction in direct and specific greenhouse gas emissions, preventing the extinction of animal and plant species, etc. By 2025, it is planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 6% compared to 2015. Specific CO 2 emissions associated with electricity generation will decrease by 7.7%, and specific emissions associated with heat supply will decrease by 6.4%.

      The company is one of the 100 largest companies in Russia and consistently pays dividends. At the end of 2021, RusHydro's shareholders were paid 23.3 billion rubles, which is in line with the level of the previous year, when dividends were record-breaking in the company's history.

      The personnel policy of the RusHydro Group is focused on social development and continuous improvement of labor relations, creating conditions for efficient and safe work, ensuring career growth, a decent standard of living and well-being of personnel. RusHydro took first place among electric power companies in the annual Russian Employer Rating prepared by the HeadHunter portal.

      RusHydro is implementing a comprehensive charitable program to create a favorable social environment and improve the quality of life in all regions where the Group operates. Its priority areas are education, ecology, healthcare, sports, culture, support for social institutions and organizations, support for charitable foundations, NGOs and needy citizens, and integrated development of regional infrastructure.

      Disclaimer: The Above Content is Auto-Translated

      Source: RusHydro

      [Category: Energy, New Offerings]

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