MBC Corporation is facing the challenging objective of promoting
the industrial development of a region with numerous natural parks,
reserves and one of Russia’s main national properties – lake
Baikal. The economic necessity of Russia’s mineral resources
reproduction entails a number of ecological problems associated
with the projects implemented in the Baikal region.
The Corporation realizes the scope and complexity of the challenges
it faces and is building up its activity on the basis of
international requirements and standards.
Striving to meet the strictest environmental preservation
requirements the Corporation has chosen to prevent problems at the
stage of engineering. For this purpose a set of standards and
policies has been developed. Their implementation is followed by an
internal cross audit at each of the enterprises and for each of the
As a result of a tender, the international ecological company
ERM was chosen as the Corporation’s official consultant.
In cooperation with its ecological consultants, independent
international ecological organizations and public associations the
Corporation has worked out a list of specific measures included
into the feasibility studies of the projects.
The MBC Corporation pays special attention to establishing
cooperation with the scientific and public communities as well as
with the population of the areas where the projects are based.
Since 2006 the Corporation has been arranging ecological
conferences and public hearings to establish a public dialogue and
cooperation aimed at an efficient solution of ecological and
related social and economic problems in the areas of the
Corporation’s projects deployment.
The MBC Corporation has become an initiator of numerous projects
of the METROPOL Group directed at scientific research and
preservation of Lake Baikal. As a result of many years of work the
Fund for the Protection of Lake Baikal was founded in 2008 and a
scientific expedition “MIR” on Baikal” was organized.