01.06.2021

Over 600 volunteers took part in RUSAL's large-scale environmental event

Moscow, June 1, 2021 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, tallied up the results of the Green Wave large-scale environmental event, which took place in nine Russian cities with over 600 volunteers and active citizens participating this year.

This year, the corporate volunteers and active citizens planted more than 1,300 trees and bushes in public spaces during the environmental marathon for area planting and landscaping, in regions where the Company operates.

The environmental marathon started in late April in Volgograd, where employees from the smelter created a hedge wall near the Tractor Factory neighbourhood community centre. In Achinsk, the Green Wave took place on a grand scale; several teams of volunteers planted 370 plants in one day across five sites in the city. Moreover, the village of Gorny in the Achinsk district joined the event for the first time.

Due to the coordinated work, one of the streets in Krasnoyarsk now has a cosy green area, where rowans, lilacs and apple trees will grow. 30 more rowans were planted by volunteers on Memory Alley in Taezhny village, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. A school garden was created in Novokuznetsk where activists alongside the schoolteachers and pupils of the Special School No 53 planted over 100 lilacs. The school children will take care of the bushes whilst studying how the plants grow. In Sayanogorsk, activists decorated a city alley with apple trees and lilacs.

In Kamensk-Uralsky, volunteers and schoolchildren planted apple trees, thujas and hortensias. This year, Krasnoturinsk gathered a record number of volunteers; more than 100 participants of the Green Wave planted an entire alley of apple trees. The rainy weather did not deter Severouralsk volunteers, and one of street is now decorated with 110 rowans.

“The Green Wave event has already become a sign of spring in the participating cities and towns; people love the event which they prepare for and look forward to. Residents now apply to management companies and district administrations with a proposal to improve the building’s surroundings, playgrounds and recreational areas. Activists not only come to the event with their whole families but are also happy to take care of the landscaped spaces. RUSAL has been supporting their initiatives for several years now,” said Rustam Zakiev, Head of the Social Policy Department at RUSAL.
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