Russian Mining and Smelting Giant Nornickel and UNIDO to Support Environmentally-Sound Technologies in The Metals Industry

November 08 23:12 2019

LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dmitry Pristanskov, State Secretary – Vice President of PJSC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), signed a Joint Declaration to support environmentally-sound technologies in the metals industry.

It is a significant step forward in our partnership with UNIDO”, said Pristanskov. “We are looking into opportunities to work together on a broad range of projects aimed at the reduction of environmental impact of the metals and mining industry and ensuring sustainable development in the regions of our operations and beyond”.

“We see a great potential in engaging with the private sector to maximize the capacities of partners to foster technology transfer and ensure an environmentally-friendly industrial development”, said Li. “We are confident that the Joint Declaration will bring positive outcomes in promoting Best Available Techniques and Best Environmental Practices to tackle important industrial development issues”.

UNIDO is a specialised agency of the UN system with the mission to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing and transition countries as well as to advance international industrial cooperation. The organisation’s activities are structured based on the following priorities: creating shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness and safeguarding the environment.

Founded in 1966, UNIDO is headquartered in Vienna (Austria). 173 states are members of UNIDO. It also maintains a network of 29 regional offices around the world.​

PJSC “MMC “NORILSK NICKEL” is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade metal nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper. The company also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur and other products.

The production units of “NORILSK NICKEL” Group are located at the Norilsk Industrial District, on the Kola Peninsula and Chita region in Russia as well as in Finland and South Africa.

PJSC “MMC “NORILSK NICKEL” shares are listed on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Stock Exchanges. PJSC “MMC “NORILSK NICKEL” ADRs are traded over the counter in the US and on the London and Berlin Stock Exchanges.

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