One of Polymetal’s top priorities is to increase energy efficiency at our production sites. In order to do this, we work according to an action plan, which we annually update to reduce energy consumption, ensure efficient use of energy resources and implement new energy-efficient equipment and technologies.
Corporate goals are part of our Environmental Management System (EMS) and Energy Management System and are met at operations by annual action planning. For this reason, we have set the goal to decrease GHG emission intensity by at least 1% by 2020 compared to 2016, as well as to generate at least 1 MW of renewable energy.
In order to achieve our energy efficiency targets, we regularly monitor our power supply and consumption throughout the entire business. Additionally, we conduct regular energy efficiency audits and appoint external agencies to thoroughly inspect our operations and resolve any potential power supply issues. As a result, in the past years we have remodeled and updated our main power infrastructure and have begun to install new equipment to improve our operational efficiency.
In 2018, we have implemented two new energy projects: a solar power plant at our Svetloye field and a wind warm at the seaport of Unchi. These projects have already begun to show positive results. In 2018, we reduced GHG emissions intensity across the company by 7%.