CIS region moving towards responsible mining

Sustainability and HSE experts from the mining industry in the CIS region will gather to discuss the key trends in responsible mining in and around the region at the CIS Responsible Mining Forum, taking place on 26-27 November 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

22 July, Almaty: Given the current and predicted pressure on the region’s natural resources, mining companies have been stressing on the adoption of a sustainable approach towards their activities. Due consideration needs to be given to the social, environmental and economic impact that the mining industry has on its stakeholders. The emergence of corporate social responsibility has given more importance to actions that go beyond the organisation’s primary purpose of business and its other legal obligations.

Sustainable mining not only enhances the goodwill of the company, but it is also seen as a compensation for the environmental and social costs associated with the profession. Mining companies are focusing on the safety and wellbeing of its employees as well as mutual community development.

To update the industry on the latest developments on this front with a focus on the CIS region, Fleming Gulf Conferences is organising the CIS Responsible Mining Forum, taking place on 26-27 November in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This forum is officially supported by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies in Kazakhstan and will address the key issues on mining responsibly in the CIS region. Key focus will be on prioritizing safety and environment as a key focus area, integrating CSR into the company strategy, engaging with employees and building mutual community benefit, stakeholder engagement and building a sustainable business by acting responsibly.

Key confirmed speakers include Gerard Fries, KATCO JV LLP (Kazakhstan), General Director; Gulsara Edilbaeva, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), Group Head of Sustainable Development; Igor Shelukhin, Nordgold (Russia), Deputy CEO for Underground Mines; Douglas Grier, Kumtor Operating Company (Kyrgyzstan), Director Sustainable Development and Alexey Fortygin, Polyus Gold Mining Company (Russia), Director HSEC, Bruev Vladimir, Kazakmys Group (Kazakhstan), Technical Director ; Dr. Galina Artyukhina, Kazakhstan Business Council for Sustainable Development (Kazakhstan), CEO; Alexander Cherdantsev, Kinross Gold Corporation (Russia), VP Russia EHS; among others.

The conference is one of the few gatherings in the CIS region focusing especially on sustainable mining practices and will be a perfect opportunity for networking and gaining knowledgeable insight on the happenings in the industry.

About Fleming Gulf Conferences:
Founded in 2005, Fleming Gulf is young, dynamic and has fast become one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses. Our goal is to link professionals and provide them with commercial acumen, business investment contacts and a world of opportunities. Our reach is global-spanning serving organisations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and as far as Latin America. Fleming Gulf delivers the most comprehensive business events by leveraging our network of industry influencers with specialist knowledge to provide organisations the winning edge that makes a difference in their decision making in today’s competitive business landscape.

Media Contact:
Amrita Jambavalikar
+971 4609 1570

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