We traditionally take part in urban greening projects in Norilsk, Dudinka, Monchegorsk, Zapolyarny and Nikel. Together with local authorities and the Company’s volunteers, we launched a disturbed area reclamation programme to clean up and improve public spaces and areas around motorways, protect water bodies and water reserves, and revamp tourist camping sites.
Based on recommendations from nature reserves, in 2003, Kola MMC started implementing a land rehabilitation programme. Since then, the Company has planted over 1 million trees and bushes over an area of about 100 ha, including as part of a pilot project run jointly with the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The project seeks to restore damaged land adjacent to our production site in Monchegorsk.
In 2021, Nornickel and the Norilsk Development Agency supported Clean_Ayan, an
Nornickel is the organiser of the Great Norilsk Expedition.
The Company is actively engaged in response efforts to eliminate the spill of fuel in Norilsk.