PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces its inclusion in category A of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs sustainability indices. The company’s shares are included in Responsibility and Transparency Index and Sustainability Vector Index.
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs experts analyzed over 100 companies in RAEX-600 rating. Following the review, 52 Russian corporates were included in both indexes, with only five companies, including RusHydro, from utilities sector in both indices.
Being Russia’s leading hydroelectric company, RusHydro strives to achieve high international sustainability ratings. The Company took first place in Expert RA ESG transparency ranking. RusHydro is a member of the UN Global Compact and is continuously carrying out activities aimed at improvement of financial and non-financial information disclosure.
Predominant share of RusHydro’s generation comes from water, a renewable resource. Increase of low-carbon share in the Company’s power balance, reduction of GHG-emissions, biodiversity and preservation of endangered species are among the key objectives of RusHydro’s environmental policy until 2025. By that period CO2 emissions from generation of electricity and transfer of heat will decrease by 7.7% and 6.4%, respectively as compared to 2015.