Unipro PJSC has been implementing a separate waste collection program for further processing since 2017.
In 2021, Unipro employees collected 70 tons of recyclable materials and sent them for treatment and disposal to specialized organizations, including: 28.5 tons of wooden containers and other natural wood products, 23 tons of waste paper , 9.8 tons of glass, 5.4 tons of plastic, 3.5 tons of old tires and other types of rubber, more than 100 kg of batteries.
Recycling can significantly save natural resources. For example, non-food containers, new bottles and cooking utensils, coatings for playgrounds, sports equipment and much more will be made from the plastic, rubber and glass collected from factories and recycled. While the new batteries will be assembled from the elements of the used batteries.
In addition to separate waste collection, Unipro PJSC carries out various environmental campaigns – employees plant seedlings, collect plastic caps as part of the Good Caps* project and clean up lake shores and urban areas. Each year, the Company supplies reservoirs with valuable fish species in the regions where it operates.
Unipro also pays great attention to environmental education: eco-lessons and interactive courses on selective waste collection with Uniproshka (a character invented by the company in the form of a cute branded soft toy) are organized for school children.
The development of environmental programs is another step towards one of Unipro PJSC’s sustainable development objectives, namely the reduction of harmful impacts on the environment.
*The Good Caps is a Russian voluntary environmental aid project with a double objective: to make our world cleaner and to help children who need support. The project is jointly organized by the Public Movement “Good Caps” and the Charitable Foundation “Volunteers to Help Orphans”. Unipro PJSC joined the project in 2018.