Responsible business for sustainable development
A conference on Responsible Business for Sustainable Development was held on 3 June 2022 in Aktau under the auspices of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The conference was attended by ecologists from more than 180 industrial enterprises of the country and international organisations.
In the course of the event, the participants learned about advanced technological solutions to improve energy efficiency and reduce the burden on the environment as well as about existing opportunities to offset the carbon footprint through the implementation of ‘green’ projects.
Moreover, the conference included an awards ceremony for ecologists of various enterprises. The KazMunayGas Group’s ecologists were awarded with lapel badges ‘For Contribution to Ecology’, certificates of honour and letters of gratitude.
While presenting the awards, Mr. Brekeshev, Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, thanked all the specialists for their responsible attitude to environmental protection.
It is worth mentioning that this is the first large-scale event aimed to strengthen cooperation and share experience of Kazakh enterprises and international organisations on up-to-date environment, climate change and regulation issues. The conference coincides with the celebration of the World Environment Day.
The year 2022 also marks the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Environment — the 1972 Stockholm Conference, which led to the creation of UNEP and proclamation of 5 June as the annual World Environment Day.