16.07.2021

RUSAL Announces Appointment of Director for Sustainable Development

Moscow, 16 July 2021 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Irina Bakhtina as the Director for Sustainable Development.

In her new position, Irina Bakhtina will focus on the further implementation of RUSAL’s sustainable development strategy across all divisions of the Company, as well as the Group’s wider climate strategy aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Earlier, Irina Bakhtina served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Komi Republic and coordinated issues of socio-economic development, the formation of investment and innovation policy in the region, including in the Arctic zone of Russia, the implementation of a unified state policy in the republic in the field of industrial and transport development, as well as environmental protection and environmental safety.

Prior to that, she worked for 20 years across a number of senior positions in international corporations, including as Vice President for Sustainable Business Development and Corporate Relations at Unilever in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Irina Bakhtina is a graduate of the Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok) with a degree in Journalism, having also completed the INSEAD Business School executive program in Strategic Management and the externship of the Higher School of Management of St. Petersburg State University in Economics.

RUSAL is the largest producer of low carbon aluminum in the world. Its industry leading low carbon brand ALLOW’s carbon footprint does not exceed 4t CO2/t Al, which is 4 times lower than the world average (Scope 1 and 2 at the smelter). RUSAL continues to develop and apply the latest technologies aimed at reducing its own carbon dioxide emissions. The Company's comprehensive program in the field of sustainable development includes a number of environmental initiatives, among them - the largest program in Russia for the restoration and protection of forests, with more than one million trees already planted in Siberia.
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