August 3, 2021 – ALROSA was included in the top 100 of the annual Best Emerging Market Performers Ranking, which was prepared by V.E. (Vigeo Eiris), an international agency, part of Moody's ESG Solutions.
The companies in the ranking are the best performing companies from Emerging markets in a best in class approach. These are 843 companies from 36 sectors, and three of them, including ALROSA, are from Russia.
Vigeo Eiris of Moody's ESG Solutions assessed and rated the performances of companies according the methodology based on 38 criteria, divided into six key areas of ESG, namely: environment protection, respect for human rights, human resources, community involvement, business behavior and corporate governance. Companies are excluded if their level of commitment is insufficient in one of those key areas.
“ALROSA is committed to environmental, social and governance matters, and therefore we are glad that our ESG initiatives are valued by a reputable international agency. Moreover, we are proud that ALROSA is one of the three Russian companies present in the ranking. Our company continues to improve its sustainability system. This year we have reached a new level and taken several important steps in this area, including the setting of long-term goals and the establishment of the Strategy and Sustainability Committee with the participation of international experts,” commented Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA.
ALROSA meets the highest standards of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Company executes over 500 social and environmental initiatives every year and allocates around 8% of its annual revenue to these causes as part of its global ‘Diamonds that Care’ programme. ALROSA’s social and environmental investment is comparable to its investment in technical retooling, productive capacity and infrastructure at RUB 20-25 billion (USD 197.9 – 247.3 million) per annum.