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Cluster Gross - responsibility to people and nature
The Gross gold mining cluster is stepping up assistance to municipal and social structures in the region where it operates.
The Gross gold mining cluster, which is part of the international company Nordgold, provided financial assistance to the Olekminsky District and the Center for Work with Volunteers of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to implement measures aimed at preventing and fighting forest fires. The total amount of the donation was 1 million rubles.
The scale of wildfires in Yakutia this year was recognized as unprecedented. By mid-August, the area covered by the fire was 4 million hectares. One of the reasons for the fires in 2021 was the lack of precipitation (less than 80% of the norm) throughout the entire summer period.
The leadership of the Yakut cluster Gross decided to provide financial assistance to the Olekminsky district, on the territory of which the enterprises Gross and Taborny operate.
“Our enterprises Gross and Taborny, like many others, cannot stand aside when there is a real threat to settlements, the nature of Yakutia, the area where our mines are located. We hope that our contribution will increase the efficiency of combating forest fires, ”said the executive director of the cluster Ramazan Nasrulaev.
The district administration intends to invest the entire amount of the donation in the purchase of knapsack forest fire extinguishers, motor pumps, fire hoses and fire-fighting equipment.
In addition, given the difficult situation with fires this year in the republic, financial assistance was also directed to the account of the Center for Work with Volunteers of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), which is involved in the promotion and organization of extinguishing forest fires, recruiting volunteers and providing them with all the necessary equipment. The Center will use the entire donation to purchase fire-fighting equipment, inventory, and protective equipment for volunteers.
Providing assistance to those in need is a tradition at the Gross Cluster gold mines. For over a decade, businesses have been supporting the region through social and economic cooperation agreements and donation agreements. In the last three years alone, the cluster has provided financial support for a total amount of about 40 million rubles.
In the tradition of socially responsible business, the Gross cluster has paid 26,6 million rubles over the past three years under agreements with the administration of the Olekminsky district, the Tyanskiy national nasleg and the nomadic tribal community “Tyanya”. Of these, 11,2 million were sent to the administration of the Olekminsky district, 9 million - to the Tyan national nasleg, 6,4 million rubles were provided assistance to the nomadic tribal community “Tyanya”.
Additionally, under donation agreements, from 2019 to 2021. enterprises Gross and Taborny provided financial assistance totaling over 12,5 million rubles. So, this year, an agreement was signed with the district administration, according to which the cluster will act as a co-investor and invest 8 million rubles in the project for the construction of a fiber-optic communication line to connect socially important institutions of the district to high-speed Internet.
It was very important to participate in financing the renovation of the premises of the Olekminskaya Central Regional Hospital under a donation agreement; 500 thousand rubles were allocated for these needs in 2021.
In addition, the mines have allocated 300 thousand rubles for the arrangement of the observation deck on the territory of the landscape and ethnographic complex "Aanyah hototo" (the site of the national holiday Ysyakh Olonkho) within the framework of a donation agreement between the administration of the Olekminsky district. Also, anti-epidemiological measures in the Olekminsky district related to the spread of coronavirus infection were financed, the donation amounted to 300 thousand rubles.
In 2019, the Gross cluster donated two pieces of equipment free of charge - the YAMAHA VK 540F, VK540V snowmobile and the Sokol snow and swamp-going vehicle to the Oron indigenous peoples' community, and the UAZ-220695-04 car for the total amount of 3,2 million rubles.
“Undoubtedly, the support of the Olekminsky region from the Gross gold mining cluster plays a significant role. Participation in socially significant projects and charitable activities is very important. So, for example, from the side of the enterprises of the Olekminsky district, assistance was provided during a pandemic and in a fire hazardous period. In order to support the municipality, the cluster also participates in large projects, such as the construction of a fiber-optic communication line, which will help to close the issue of communication on the Sanyakhtakh cluster of naslegs of the Olekminsky district. Pleases the desire of the cluster to participate in the construction of a year-round road to the village. Tyanya (road from Dapparai village - Tokko village - Byas-Kyuel village - Tyanya village) ”, - said the head of the Olekminsky region Nikolay Harbin.
He also noted the participation of the cluster in the implementation of projects related to maintaining the health of the population. So Gross is considering the possibility of constructing a modular building for a medical outpatient clinic in the Tyanskiy national nasleg. A promising issue is the possibility of assisting enterprises in resolving the issue of communication in the village. Tian, namely - expanding the capacity of the current telecom operator.
“It is gratifying that every year the cooperation between the Olekminsky district and the Gross cluster is becoming more significant. We hope that close interaction will continue to be as fruitful, which will have a positive impact on the life of the population of the Tyanskiy national nasleg and the Olekminskiy region, ”the head of the region added.
Thus, the Gross cluster contributes to improving the quality of life of people living in the surrounding areas for more than 10 years. And this tradition will be preserved for many years to come.
The Gross Mining Cluster is a highly promising world-class cluster in the southwest of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), which includes the operating Nordgold Gross and Taborny mines, as well as the Tokko development project. The cluster provides over 2000 jobs.
Nordgold is an international gold mining company with a production volume of more than 1 million ounces and 7 employees, managing nine enterprises (in Russia, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso and Guinea) and a number of promising projects in Eurasia, West Africa, North and South America. Since its founding in 800, the company has established itself as a global leader in building industry benchmarks for large gold mining assets, and has proven its commitment to sustainability, community engagement and environmental responsibility. Since 2007, Nordgold has built three gold mines, including Bissa and Bouly in Burkina Faso and Gross in Russia.