Metalloinvest supported the All-Russian campaign "Save the forest"

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Metalloinvest 15 September 2021 18:42

Metalloinvest volunteers supported the All-Russian campaign "Save the Forest", within the framework of which more than 250 thousand trees were planted in the Belgorod region on an area of more than 70 hectares.

"For Metalloinvest, a leading mining and metallurgical company, taking care of the environment is a key strategic priority. The company's proven reserves are calculated for 130 years. We live and work in our cities and our children will live here – therefore, we develop production on a long-term basis in harmony with nature. We are constantly working to improve the environmental situation, preserve biodiversity, so that our cities are green and comfortable for life, " said Yulia Mazanova, Director of Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications at Metalloinvest.

More than 100 volunteers of the Lebedinsky GOK, as well as employees of state institutions, municipal services and residents of the city took part in the environmental action in Gubkin. About 600 seedlings of mainly hardwoods – maple, birch, rowan, apple tree-were planted at four main urban locations. It is these trees that most effectively absorb carbon dioxide and saturate the air with oxygen.

"The Belgorod Region is an active participant in all programs aimed at environmental sustainability. Mass tree planting is an important event for us. Currently, the afforestation of our region is about 8% with standards of at least 15% – " commented Yulia Shchedrina, Deputy Governor of the Belgorod Region – head of the Department of Agro-industrial complex and environmental reproduction. – And it is wonderful that such important and significant initiatives have a reliable partner in the person of Metalloinvest.

For the first time, the All-Russian campaign " Save the Forest "was held in 2019 and is being implemented within the framework of the national project"Ecology". A total of 5 billion trees are planned to be planted across the country by 2030. The organizers are the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the Federal Forestry Agency, as well as the ANO "National Priorities" and the ANO "Garden of Memory".


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