Caring about the Environment

MegaFon is not engaged in an industry that has a significant negative impact on the environment. Nevertheless, we take our commitment to the environment very seriously, seeking to minimise our environmental footprint wherever possible.

Complying with the applicable Russian laws, adhering to precautionary principles, and implementing initiatives to encourage all employees to care about the environment remain MegaFon’s top environmental priorities.

By leveraging advanced technologies, MegaFon is able to develop and deploy solutions which encourage responsible production (by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the amount of waste and the use of resources) and have an overall positive impact on society.

Use of alternative energy sources

MegaFon endeavours to employ alternative energy systems, such as wind turbines and solar panels, when constructing base stations. These technologies both minimise negative environmental impacts and enable us to bring mobile connectivity even to the most remote communities. Alternative energy systems currently supply power to several base stations operated by MegaFon in the Murmansk Region and in Dagestan.

Resource conservation

MegaFon encourages its employees to use resources responsibly. Energy-efficient fluorescent and LED lamps have been installed in MegaFon’s offices and stores, and lights and electrical appliances are switched off outside business hours. To reduce power consumption, our offices use ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems with recuperative heatexchange and self-cooling features. The Company also promotes switching to electronic document management and has introduced comprehensive waste disposal programmes and equipment.

Energy efficiency

MegaFon also runs an energy efficiency programme across its communications facilities, comprising the following technologies:

  • Automated electricity metering system
  • Advanced, high-performance energy equipment
  • Balanced ventilation systems instead of air conditioning at base stations
  • Optimisation of power supply systems
  • Replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED lights
  • Prioritising energy-saving features in radio equipment used in mobile networks
  • Using equipment with wider operating temperature ranges

Paperless-2020

In 2020, an ecosystem for creating, approving, signing and storing documents using an electronic signature was created as part of the Paperless project launched in 2019, driving a reduction in processing time by at least 25%.

By the end of 2020, we digitised:

~100% of administrative workflow

25% of HR processes

>30% of procurement and logistics documents

The implementation of the project enabled us to create a single point of contact for the employee and the employer at the federal level, as well as to influence the final version of the draft law on amendments to the Russian Labour Code developed by the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection following the implementation of the draft Federal Law on Conducting an Experiment on Keeping Digital Versions of Work-Related Documents by Certain Employers.
Use of fuel and energy in 2019–2020
Item 2019 2020 2020/2019, %
Fuel and industrial fluids
Boiler fuel, including:
Gas (including condensate), ‘000 m3 1,110 973 –12
Technical equipment, including:
Fuel, ‘000 litres 1,935 1,803 –7
Oils and industrial fluids, litres 3,962 4,867 23
Motor transport/motor fuel:
Fuel, ‘000 litres 3,147 2,860 –9
Diesel fuel, ‘000 litres 764 663 –13
Utilities      
Electricity, ‘000 kWh 1,031,603 1,364,732 32
Heat, Gcal 14,265 20,967 47
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