Session 7 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)


Session 7 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)

14:00– 15:30 / 18 April 2024   - Sary Arka 2

Best Sustainability Practices in action.

In Kazakhstan's mining sector, adopting international Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards is vital for both competitiveness and sustainable growth. Given that many of these enterprises export to global markets and secure funding from international financial lenders, they face increasingly stringent demands. These include a shift towards green technologies, addressing climate change, and making impactful investments. The session will provide a platform for these companies to share their experiences with ESG practices, outlining their strategies for decarbonisation and the pursuit of carbon neutrality. Experts will discuss current trends and challenges in the implementation of ESG practices and projects, focusing on environmental conservation, social responsibility, and corporate governance. Additionally, the session will highlight the role of new technologies and innovations in minimising environmental impacts and promoting ecological restoration in the mining industry.

Nikolai Kirillov
Senior consultant (Sustainability)
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)

14:00 - TOP 5 tools to improve business operational efficiency

Oleg Zaharov
Director of Operational Efficiency Department

14:15 - Key stages of ESG transformation in the mining

Aidar Kazybayev
Global ESG Partnership

14:30 - Meeting stakeholders’ growing needs for responsible mining by means of implementation requirements of international standards (using IRMA standard as an example)

Victor Davydov
Director. Environmental & Social Consulting
ENSOR Management Consultants

14:45 - Environmental strategy at the Nova Zinc enterprise

Assel Kunadilova
Head of Industrial Ecology Department
Nova Zinc

15:00 - Accelerated geological prospecting with zero damage to the environment - key technologies and case study

Alexander Parshin
Scientific Director, Siberian School of Geosciences
Irkutsk National Research Technical University

15:15 - Sustainable mining in Kazakhstan with globally educated specialists

Sergei Sabanov
Associate Professor
Nazarbayev University, School of Mining and Geosciences