Mirny, 3 August 2020 – ALROSA has successfully passed another stage of recertification of the environmental management system for compliance with ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
An independent international certification body found that the Company’s management of production processes complies with international environmental protection requirements.
Due to the continuous operation of the environmental management system, it took one month to prepare for the recertification. During the audit, competence and appropriate training of employees, documents compliant with the standard; availability of relevant procedures, readiness to prevent and respond to emergencies, availability of resources for planned operations were checked for compliance with the international standards.
“The environmental management system is an important tool for managing a company and reducing environmental footprint. It is an internationally recognized modern mechanism for environmental management. The introduction of this system enabled us to improve the environmental management quality at ALROSA, to expand the list of environmental safety measures, and to increase the Company’s appeal for investors,” said Anastasia Gabrashitova, Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Environmental Protection at ALROSA’s Environmental Office.
The first certificate of environmental protection compliance was issued in 2014. The certificate is valid for three years. The Company has already passed the recertification twice. The next audit is scheduled for 2023 with mandatory annual audits.
The audit was conducted by Econedraconsult, an expert organization, a member of National Chamber of Certification non-profit partnership registered with the Unified Certification System, a voluntary certification system.