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  • Industry: Metals & Mining
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 10/10/2012

KPMG takes part in international conference on social and environmental responsibility in the mining industry 

The conference discussed issues such as corporate social responsibility, the introduction of the green economy in Russia, increasing socio-environmental responsibility, problems affecting indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, and so on.

On 5 October 2012, the conference entitled "Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Mining Industry. Russian and International Experience" took place in Moscow with the support of Russia's Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. The event was jointly organised by KPMG, the World Wide Fund for Nature in Russia, the Wild Salmon Center, the Renova Group, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and UNDP Russia.


The event was opened by Nikolai Militenko, Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation on Geology and Mineral Resource Management, who gave a welcome address on behalf of Sergei Donskoi, the Natural Resources and Environment Minister. He highlighted the increasing importance of the environmental aspect of the activities of all Russian companies, emphasising that the ministry was preparing a raft of federal bills aimed at regulating this area.


The conference discussed issues such as corporate social responsibility, the introduction of the green economy in Russia, increasing socio-environmental responsibility, problems affecting indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, and so on.


KPMG was represented among the speakers by Igor Korotetskiy, Head of Corporate Governance and Sustainability at KPMG in Russia and the CIS. He presented a report on "10 key factors of sustainable development that will influence business in the next 20 years: the mining perspective." In his speech, Igor stressed that only timely and focused attention from business to key factors such as climate change, urbanisation and the scarcity of natural resources and water will enable business to avoid the risks associated with them.


The conference agenda, information on the speeches and brief details on the speakers can be found on WWF Russia's website.

About KPMG in Russia and CIS

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries with more than 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

 

KPMG has been operating in Russia more than twenty years. For the last years KPMG in Russia and the CIS has been one of the fastest growing practices in KPMG worldwide.

 

In the CIS, KPMG now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Kiev, Lviv, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku, employing together over 4,000 people.

Media contacts

For any media enquiries or interview requests contact our media team at PR@kpmg.ru or Sabina Kasparova, Manager, PR & Communications, KPMG in Russia and the CIS, at +7 (495) 937 4477 (ext 14264), +7 (968) 6911037 or sabinakasparova@kpmg.ru.
 
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