Shares of Polymetal Int (combines the assets of AO Polymetal) are for the first time included in the index of STOXX Global ESG Leaders, which is a recognition of the environmental, social and governance performance (ESG) of the company, Polymetal said in a statement. The index is created on the basis of the sustainability performance of 345 companies selected from the STOXX Global Index 1800. Polymetal has reached indicator of 97.68/100 in the control rating, 78.90/100 in the environmental rating and 71.22/100 in the social ranking. Polymetal is already included in the leading sustainability indexes such as FTSE4Good, Euronext-Vigeo, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Vitaly Nesis, the company’s CEO, said Polymetal inclusion in the index is a strong indicator of the company's success in the implementation of sustainable development practices across the business. Polymetal Int registered in Jersey. Polymetal is a Russian company for the extraction of gold and silver with operations and development projects in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. In 2015, gold production decreased by 9% to 861 thousand ounces (26.78 tons), silver production increased by 12% to 32.1 million ounces (998.42 tons). Total production of metals in terms of gold equivalent was cut by 3% to 1.267 million ounces.
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