Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Polyus doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 23

Polyus has a DitchCarbon Score of 23 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests a high carbon intensity relative to industry peers. The company may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability profile.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Polyus is a company in the metals and mining industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Polyus, located in Russia, operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a smaller carbon footprint for energy used. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are positively influenced by the country’s relatively lower reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.

...this company is doing 6.02% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in Moscow, PJSC Polyus is a leading player in the metals and mining industry, specifically focusing on gold production. Established as the largest gold producer in Russia and ranking among the top 10 globally, Polyus boasts one of the industry’s lowest cost profiles since its inception. The company operates primarily in the Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Magadan regions, and the Sakha Republic, offering services that include operating mines, alluvial operations, and the development of advanced projects.

Bad news, Polyus has yet to commit to SBTi targets

Polyus has not established specific commitments with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This means the company has yet to align its environmental goals with the global effort to limit climate change according to scientific benchmarks.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Polyus should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

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