The awards’ jury commended Project 360 in the Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) category. The project’s main goal is to protect Lake Baikal and other reserves in Russia from adverse environmental impacts. Launched in 2011, Project 360’s campaign celebrates its 11th season this year. Its 2021 program consists of three main workstreams : an online eco-marathon, eco-actions near water reservoirs in the cities where the company’s enterprises are located – Irkutsk, Ust-Ilimsk, Bratsk, Divnogorsk, Miass and Nizhny Novgorod, and traditional waste collection on Baikal organised for municipal entities located around the lake.
Vera Kurochkina, Deputy Director General at En+ Group, commented:
“We are delighted to see Project 360 recognised at such a high level. Being shortlisted for the BRICS Solutions for SDGs Awards was already a huge achievement. The 360 Project has seen growing popularity for more than a decade now, gaining an ever-increasing number of followers and volunteers. We are all inspired by how popular the movement has become in the regions where En+ Group is present. We would like to thank all of the Project 360 volunteers and everyone who made this campaign possible!”