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Environmental Impact Management

The environmental safety is a key issue among the Companys strategic priorities and is vital for the daily operations of the Company. This is conditioned by the Companys acceptance of the principles of sustainable development and our awareness that we ought to limit the Companys impact on the environment. We also take into consideration new opportunities that lie open for the environmentally-friendly companies. These opportunities include the attraction of investments on international markets, as the investments may become handy for the Company development.

Considering the above, the Company conducts periodical technical and organizational measures intended to improve the Companys environmental friendliness. The technical measures include the replacement of equipment containing hazardous substances, the repair of oil collectors, the furnishing of locations for temporary storage of wastes, and the construction and reconstruction of sewage systems and treatment plants. The construction and reconstruction of the Companys electric power grid facilities involves the installation of new environmentally-friendly equipment, and the implementation of new technologies of laying and construction of electric power transmission lines.

The organizational measures, among others, include environmental training of personnel, the improvement of the existing system of environmental production control, the conduct of environmental audits, and the implementation of the Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS was successfully implemented and certified for compliance with ISO 14001:2004 in MPTL of North-West. The Companys Executive Body and the MPTL of South were certified in 2011, with supervisory audit of these units conducted in 2012. The audit results confirmed the compliance with the standard.

To additionally improve the efficiency of environmental impact management, the Chairman of the Companys Management Board decided to establish a new structural division of the Companys Executive Body in 2012, meaning a department for the implementation of the environmental policy. The Department is responsible for developing guidelines for the Companys environment protection activities. The Departments other responsibilities include the implementation of the state policy and corporate requirements pertaining to the Companys environmental safety provisions and the implementation of EMS in line with ISO 14000 international standard.

The 2013 plans include:
The implementation and certification of EMS in MTPL of Center, a branch of the Company, and the maintenance of the optimal operation of EMS within the Companys Executive Body, the MTPL of South and the MTPL of North-West;
The conduct of internal environmental audits in the branches of the Company;
The organization of environmental training for managers and specialists in order to comply with the environment protection laws of the Russian Federation, and to improve the environmental awareness of the Companys personnel.
Nikolai Shvets, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Total area spanned 75 Russian regions
square km
The length of our transmission lines is 131.6 thousand km.
This is equivalent to a spaceship orbiting the Earth four times.
A reliable energy sector
for Russias
economic growth
3 643 km
transmission lines
put into operation
in 2012
25 103
PEOPLE
Total number
of corporate
employees as of
31 December 2012
26%
over-fulfillment
of commissioning
plans for
substations