Environmental responsibility is a crucial component of the ROSSETI Group’s sustainability strategy. The basic principle of the Company’s activities in this area is the conservation of natural resources and the preservation of a favorable environment. ROSSETI strives to systematically minimize the adverse impact of operations on the environment and allocates considerable resources for voluntary environmental initiatives. ROSSETI’s approach to environmental security is specified in the Uniform Technical Policy, the Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Enhancement Program, and the Innovative Development Program. ROSSETI’s environmental protection expenses totaled 457,085,300 rubles in 2016.