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October 6, 2022

RusHydro leads RBC sustainable development index

RusHydro was included in Group 1 “high level” of the First ESG Index prepared by RBC and National Credit Ratings agency. A total of 115 enterprises from the key industries of the Russian economy were included in the index, and only two other power companies received the maximum score.

RusHydro, the largest hydropower company in Russia, aims at achieving high standards in sustainable development in the country. Most electricity is generated by the Group using water, which is a renewable resource. The target indicators of the Group’s Environmental Policy include increasing the installed capacity of low-carbon generation, reducing direct and normalized greenhouse gas emissions, preventing extinction of various animals and plant species, etc. The Group plans to reduce GHG emissions by over 6% by 2025 as compared to 2015. Normalized carbon emissions associated with electric power generation will decrease by 7.7%, and normalized emission associated with heat supply will be reduced by 6.4%.

The company is among the 100 largest Russian companies with stable dividend payments. In 2021, RusHydro paid 23.3 billion rubles to its shareholder, which is at the level of the previous year when the Company paid record dividends in its entire history.

The personnel policy of RusHydro Group is focused on social development and continuous improvement of labor relations, creating conditions for efficient and safe work, career development, good living standards and personnel well-being. RusHydro was the first among the electric power companies in HeadHunter’s annual Rating of Russian Employers.

RusHydro implements a comprehensive charitable program aimed at creating a favorable social environment and improving the quality of life in all regions where the Group operates. Its priorities are education, environment, healthcare, sport, culture, support of social services and institutions, charitable funds, non-commercial organizations and low-income residents, as well as comprehensive development of regional infrastructure.

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