This year, Sakhalin Energy has described its land ecosystems conservation measures. “The efforts the Company has made in this area since the launch of the Sakhalin-2 project have proven that the successful development of a large high-tech business can be compatible with the fragile, rich ecosystem of the Sakhalin Island and contribute to accomplishing the UN sustainable development goals,” said Andrey Samatov, head of the Environmental Protection Division.
The Company’s material presented in the annual Global Sustainable Development Goals Report describes complex engineering solutions aimed at preventing soil erosion, measures to tackle environmental pollution, enhance energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the implementation of the Biodiversity Action Plan. The effectiveness of the environmental protection measures taken by Sakhalin Energy can be judged by the concrete results of industrial environmental control and monitoring.
Encouragingly, Sakhalin Energy’s expertise on the conservation of biodiversity, including that of the land ecosystems, is included in the Voluntary National Review on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was presented to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July this year,” added Andrey Samatov.
The UN Global Compact initiated in July 2000 is a major global initiative for promoting corporate social responsibility. It brings together over 13,000 members, about 10,000 of whom represent businesses. Since the adoption of the SDGs in 2015, the UN Global Compact members have been focusing on getting states, businesses, and the civil society actively involved in accomplishing those goals. Sakhalin Energy became a member of the UN Global Compact in 2009; since 2011, it has enjoyed the high status of sustainable corporate leadership in the UN Global Compact along with 34 other international companies.
15 September 2020