RUSAL announces Green Wave Grant Contest

Moscow, 1 April, 2021 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, announces the opening of application for its annual environmental grant competition ‘Green Wave’, from eight regions in Russia. Bidders can offer their initiatives on landscaping and the improvement of open public spaces, as well as on ecological education and the introduction of accessible environmental practices. The total grant fund will amount to 5 million rubles.

Non-profit organizations, state and municipal social institutions, homeowners' associations, management companies and eco-entrepreneurs are invited to participate.
The geography of the 'Green Wave' competition includes the following regions of the company's presence: Volgograd region (Volgograd), Leningrad region (Boksitogorsk), Murmansk region (Kandalaksha), Krasnoyarsk krai (Krasnoyarsk, Divnogorsk, Achinsk and Achinsk district, Sharypovsky district, urban-type settlement Tayozhny), Republic of Khakassia (Sayanogorsk, Sorsk), Irkutsk region (Bratsk, Taishet and Taishet district, Shelekhov and Shelekhov district), Kemerovo region (Novokuznetsk, Bologorsk), Sverdlovsk region (Severouralsk, Kamensk-Uralsky, Krasnoturinsk, Mikhailovsk).

"The Company is holding the Green Wave grant contest for the fifth year in a row. It is a chance for those who want to transform the appearance of their city, their favorite alleyway or playground in the yard, to make them greener and more comfortable. Within the framework of the "Eco-initiative" nomination, we will also support projects aimed at developing environmental entrepreneurship and volunteering, educating citizens and replicating practices of responsible attitude to the environment. The peculiarity of the current competition is that we have equalized the maximum grant amounts for each nomination. The winners will receive up to 100 thousand rubles for the implementation of their initiatives," said Rustam Zakiev, Director of the Social Policy Department of RUSAL.

 To participate in the competition, you can apply at the following weblink from April 1 to May 3, 2021 inclusive: https://grants.fcsp.ru/. The winners will be announced in July 2021 after an expert evaluation.

 Administration and organisational support of the programme will be carried out by RUSAL's Social Programmes Centre (SPC). Information about the contest can be found on the website: https://fcsp.ru/program/pomogat_prosto/grant/.

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The Green Wave grant competition has been held since 2017. During this time, RUSAL supported 254 project applications for a total amount of more than 8,8 million rubles. The volunteers planted almost 15 thousand seedlings of a variety of different trees and shrubs in eight regions of Russia where the Company is present.

 The competition is implemented within the framework of RUSAL's social program “Helping is Easy”, aimed at the development of a corporate and citywide volunteering scheme. The program also includes a grant competition for volunteer initiatives "Helping is easy", a network environmental campaign "Rivers Day" and a charity New Year's marathon "Believe in Miracles, Create Miracles!".
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