Nordgold Achieves ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Certification Status
London, United Kingdom, 11 February 2022 — Nord Gold plc (“Nordgold” or the “Company”), the internationally diversified gold producer, is pleased to confirm it has achieved ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Certification Status for its Environmental Management Systems and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems.
This follows an audit conducted by BSI (British Standards Institution), the global leader in management system certification services and internationally recognised expert in standards. The audit was conducted across the corporate office in Moscow, the open pit Gross and Taborny mines in Yakutia, Russia, as well as at the underground Suzdal mine in Kazakhstan.
In line with the Company’s ambition to uphold the highest standards of environmental management and health and safety, Nordgold plans to complete ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification across the Group’s remaining mines by 2023.
“We are proud to have our high standards of environmental management and health and safety recognised, which is in no small part down to the tireless work and efforts of our colleagues. These certifications not only serve to demonstrate our commitment to achieving the highest standards, but they have also enabled us to improve on our environmental and safety management through a series of recommendations, which we will implement in earnest.”Nikolai ZelenskiChief Executive Officer of Nordgold
“Having successfully completed in 2021 the project to adapt and certify its management system to the requirements of the international standards ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018, Nordgold has deservedly added two more certificates of conformity issued by BSI to its assets! Having conducted audits at Nordgold enterprises in Russia and Kazakhstan, BSI auditors note that despite the difficult natural and climatic conditions and the complexity of logistics for production sites, Nordgold was able to organize production taking into account the requirements of the current legislation in the field of environmental protection and labor protection, create conditions for work and leisure of employees. A large number of initiatives in the development of an integrated management system and a comprehensive approach to the development of leadership qualities of managers at different levels of management were also noted.”David FardelGeneral Manager of the BSI MS CIS
Nordgold is an internationally diversified one million ounce gold producer with about 7,800 people operating a portfolio of nine mines (in Russia, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Kazakhstan) and a number of development and exploration projects in Russia, West Africa and the Americas. Since its foundation in 2007, Nordgold has established a global reputation as a leading developer of tier one gold mining assets with a proven commitment to community engagement, sustainability, efficiency and operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Since 2013, Nordgold has successfully constructed three gold mines, including two in Burkina Faso (Bouly and Bissa) and most recently, the Gross mine in Russia.
BSI is the business improvement and standards company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence, ‘inspiring trust for a more resilient world’. For over a century BSI has driven best practice in organizations around the world. Working with over 84,000 clients across 193 countries, it is a truly global business with skills and experience across all sectors including automotive, aerospace, built environment, food and retail and healthcare. Through its expertise in Standards and Knowledge, Assurance Services, Regulatory Services, BSI helps clients to improve their performance, grow sustainably, manage risk and ultimately become more resilient.
Olga UlyevaHead of Corporate Communications