Nornickel’s Corporate Security Unit has disclosed its performance in 2016. The main result is that corporate security is currently an important part of national economic security.
The meeting was attended by representatives of all of the Company’s divisions responsible for security, Nornickel’s senior managers, and representatives of the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of the Interior.
“Modern corporate security is actually an integral part of national economic security. This is particularly true of companies that have strategic economic importance for the country, and Nornickel is undoubtedly one of them,” said Vladislav Gasumyanov, Nornickel’s Vice President — Corporate Security.
According to him, Nornickel is economically unique, which implies practical cooperation between the Corporate Security Unit and law enforcement agencies and regulators. The Company is unique because its production sites are remote from one another, people work in a harsh climate (including in the Arctic), transportation is difficult, and the Company’s core assets are located in one-factory towns.
Nornickel uses its own techniques and forms of cooperation with law enforcement agencies and regulators to ensure the stable and uninterrupted operation of its entities. The key areas of cooperation are to increase anti-terrorism protection for the Company’s critical infrastructure, enhance IT protection for corporate information resources and production processes, and build up and strengthen the counterparty evaluation system.
As noted by Vladislav Gasumyanov, Nornickel is building up an integrated security system for its new project, Bystrinsky GOK, which is scheduled to come into operation in the 4th quarter of 2017. The core of the system is that this strategic project of the Company is implemented as a public-private partnership and in cooperation with foreign investors.
The priorities of the Corporate Security Unit for 2017 include ensuring security for such projects as reconfiguring production (the transfer of the refining process from the Polar Division to Kola MMC, the modernization of the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant, and the closure of the Nickel Plant (including under the program of metal production using outside resources), providing security for the Murmansk and Polar Transport Divisions engaged in the transportation of the Company’s products, and supporting large-scale environmental projects.