For implementing an effective environmental safety system in construction

The Expert Council of the independent ECO BEST AWARD highly praised the environmental management system developed by Mosinzhproekt for the management of contractors at the holding’s facilities, granting the group of companies a 2021 award in the category “For implementing an effective environmental safety system in construction.” This was reported by Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the operator of the key urban planning programs of the Russian capital.

“For more than a year now, a set of environmental protection measures has been implemented at all stages of construction work at Mosinzhproekt’s construction sites to minimise the negative impact on the environment and rationally use natural resources, which has not gone unnoticed by environmental specialists,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

According to him, the corporate environmental control system is implemented at all stages of the operational cycle: from engineering surveys before design starts to the construction and delivery management phase.

He also explained that this approach is prescribed in the group of companies’ “Policy in quality, occupational health and safety, and environmental protection”, which was developed in accordance with the requirements of domestic law, international law, and the environmental standard ISO 14001.

“Compliance with all requirements, including environmental ones, is stipulated in the company’s contracts with contractors and is mandatory for all contractors and subcontractors working at the holding’s sites. We monitor compliance and carry out checks for compliance with requirements of the environmental safety management system throughout the entire period of cooperation, and non-compliance may, in turn, lead to contract termination,” Yuri Kravtsov specified, adding that all of the above measures help to achieve the goals of minimising negative impact on the environment and using natural resources rationally.

The ECO BEST AWARD is an independent public award that recognises real achievements, best products and practices in the areas of the environment, energy and resource saving. Its aim is to raise public awareness of environmental security and the integrity of the ecosystem, to identify the best eco-technologies and practices, and to promote and encourage ecological public conduct. The Award Board includes renowned experts in the environmental field and sustainable development, representatives of the relevant public authorities, and heads of public and professional associations and unions. Past winners include Russian Railways, MTS and other flagships of the national business.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a management company for the implementation of significant urban development projects, the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Programme, participating in the implementation of the capital’s key road projects and the Moscow Transport Interchange Hub Development Programme.