Commitment to sustainable development, integration of energy markets in the regions where the Company operates determine increasing importance of environmental aspects of the Group's activity for achieving strategic objectives. Environmental policy of Inter RAO Group defines the key areas to reduce adverse impact on the environment. It is one of the most important elements aimed to optimize the operation of subsidiary companies within the strategy of continuous value increase of managed assets.
Environmental impact management is based on using the international standard Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use. In 2017, the recertification audit of the DQS certification body confirmed the efficient transition of the environmental management system of Inter RAO PJSC to a new version of the international standard ISO 14001:2015. The risk-oriented approach to assess environmental aspects and manage their impacts was introduced. The total number of power generation assets certified as of the end of 2017 is 97%.