Employees of Kumtor Gold Company have conducted a voluntary clean-up at the parking lot in the village of Tosor, Jety-Oguz district. Also, they have cleaned the coastal area and two beaches in the village of Ton. Additionally, a voluntary clean-up has been organized in the motel area at the Kesken-Bel gorge.
Voluntary clean-ups in the gorge and beach areas have become traditional events gladly joined by local authorities, young activists and contractors. The recent clean-ups were not an exception as they were supported by local authorities which provided assistance while one contractor organization provided a truck for removing the garbage.
“Being employees of a socially responsible company, we are implementing our corporate practices and politics outside of working hours. We were happy to get together to conduct a socially important event and contribute to the ongoing preparations for the coming tourist season. Hopefully, by doing so we can change the mentality of people who make a mess and set a good example to all tourists who visit Issyk-Kul Lake,” said Talaibek Dzhusupov, Superintendent, Health and Safety, Kumtor.
The voluntary clean-ups were organized as part of the corporate program of greater employee involvement in CSR. Last year, Kumtor Ambassadors spent more than 3,000 hours to conduct charities of various kinds. The employees are planning to increase this figure by a further 1,000 hours in 2017.