The Committee on Corporate Governance, Environmental, and Social Responsibility (ESG) will be based on and broaden the scope of the former Corporate Governance Committee. The expanded committee, which will develop MTS’s forward-looking ESG strategy, will be chaired by Independent Director of MTS Regina von Flemming and will also include Board members Valentin Yumashev, Konstantin Ernst, and Artem Zassoursky, VP for Strategy and Development of Sistema PJSFC.
“Today we are taking a major step forward in further building on MTS’s long history of leadership in sustainability and corporate citizenship by setting up a dedicated ESG Committee,” said Independent Director Regina von Flemming. “At a global level, investors are increasingly looking at factors beyond simple financial metrics when evaluating company performance — from carbon emissions and responsible procurement to human rights and labor management. By strengthening our approach to ESG we are reaffirming our commitment to delivering for all our stakeholders — our customers, our employees, our communities, and our shareholders.”
In addition to the Board members, the committee will also include independent subject-matter experts, as well as VP for Corporate & Legal Matters Alexey Barsegian; External Communications and PR Director Elena Kokhanovskaya; and IR Director Polina Ugryumova, who will serve as ESG Committee Secretary.