En+ Care! encompasses environmental projects of the company aiming at preserving unique nature and biodiversity of Eastern Siberia, where the major enterprises of the Group are located, as well as promotion of culture of regard for the environment with the rising generation. Environmental responsibility is the key to sustainable development of the Group businesses and the company enterprises hosting regions.
We are actively interacting with competent Russian and international environmentalist organizations, supporting their projects in Eastern Siberia and are always open for partnership.
Partnership with The Climate Group
En+ is the permanent member of international non-for-profit organization The Climate Group, and participates in designing of program of low-carbon development of cities in China (China Redesign Program). Afterwards this experience is planned to be applied in Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
Partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
En+ Group and WWF jointly perform a complex environmental and social and economic assessment of prospects of development of hydropower engineering in the basin of the Amur.
The main task of the research is to find out key social, environmental and economic factors to be further considered while making decision on the prospective development of hydropower, transport and recreational potential of the Amur basin. This will allow complex and reasonable approach to hydro power station construction projects in the Amur basin- creating opportunities for economy growth and minimizing environmental impact.
The joint project of En+ иand WWF is the first-of its –kind case in the history of Russian hydropower industry due to attraction of independent environmentalists to projects’ assessment.
Partnership with National Fund " Strana Zapovednaya"
In cooperation with National Fund "Strana Zapovednaya" we monitor biodiversity and ecological situation within the largest natural complexes of Siberia and Far East, such as: Khakassia Natural Reserve, State Natural Reserve "Stolby", Sayano-Shushenskiy and Katun Reserves, Natural Park "Ergaki" and National Park "Shushenskiy bor".
In 2012 En+ became the Official Guardian of Snow Leopard, which number is limited to 100-150 specimens maximum, and supported the scientific expedition "Wild Cats of Russia" held within extra-preserved natural territories of Siberia with the purpose of study of rare and endangered species: Snow Leopard, Pallas’ Cat and Lynx.
Partnership with Interregional Public Organization "The Great Baikal Trail"
In cooperation with Interregional Public Organization "The Great Baikal Trail", En+ Group implements a project of the same name aiming at construction of a network of eco-trails around Lake Baikal. Its target is to preserve ecosystem of the famous lake. By shaping a network of civilized trails we develop eco-tourism in the region, guarantee safety to the travelers and local residents, and significantly reduce the risk of adverse impact to the environment.
Cooperation with Non-for-Profit Partnership "Let’s Protect the Baikal Together" ("Zashchitim Baikal vmeste")
A number of ecological education initiatives targeted at breeding of careful attitude to the nature with children and adults is being implemented within the frameworks of cooperation with Non-for-Profit Partnership "Let’s Protect the Baikal Together". The initiatives include:
360 minutes for the sake of the Baikal
In 2011 En+ Group initiated its own volunteer’s project of cleaning Lake Baikal’s shore from garbage. Annually on the Baikal Day En+ employees and volunteers get involved in a large-scale activity of removal of trash left by tourists from the Baikal coast.
In 2011more than 100 volunteers took part in the activity. Cape Ulibra was cleaned from garbage. The activists picked more than 100 bags of trash, which could be hardly accommodated in four trucks.
In 2012 the number of participants reached 420. Within 6 hours the volunteers cleaned 22 points around the Baikal in Irkutsk region and Republic of Buryatia. 18 trucks of trash were removed and sent to utilization and processing.