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ROSATOM State Atomiс Energy Corporation Continues to Increase Corporate Volunteering
Employees of JSC «Atomredmetzoloto» (ARMZ) took part in the 2nd edition of the corporate nature-oriented visit to Obninsk, Kaluga region, which is known as the home city of the world’s first nuclear power plant.
In total, the event was attended by more than 100 people between the ages of 7 to 80 years, including employees of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. and other ROSATOM’s divisions, old workers and students at Obninsk University of Nuclear Power Engineering (IATE NRNU MEPhI), while the ARMZ team was one of the largest groups. Many employees took their families with them, including children and parents. Volunteers planted 80 young lilac trees and 600 tulip bulbs to green Avenue of Victory and the Eternal Flame Memorial being the favorite site of Obninsk residents. «This day was special for all of us because we were involved in volunteering and also learned how to be zero waste, that is to say, how to reduce our waste,» Alexey Shichkov, Director of Purchasing and Logistics in ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., said. Indeed, during the educational module, the participants learnt about the 7R’s concept (Refuse, i.e., refuse the surplus, Reduce as reduce consumption, Recycle, etc.) meaning that we should apply in practice some simple approaches aimed at reducing our ecological footprint. They then reinforced their knowledge at a creative workshop about how to give a second life to old things.
«We were also told about sticking to a healthy diet, that is to say, about adhering to a healthy lifestyle. It is good that there are now restaurant chains promoting environmental ethics. They make sure that their gusts could eat healthy food and they also use environmentally friendly and biodegradable packaging,» said Viktoria Dolina, Head of ARMZ CSR & Non-Financial Reporting. In addition, the participants received souvenir sets, including insulated cups of pressed reusable bamboo and wipes, which were made from recycled clothing. Such corporate gifts contribute to creating jobs for disadvantaged people, expand the infrastructure for the collection of unwanted clothes to make them available to residents, reduce landfill wastes, and develop technologies for textile recycling into new materials.