Use of water resources

With the main operations of the group in the Central Asia region, where water is a valuable and scarce resource, we realize our responsibility to the community and environment and strive for sustainable use of water resources.

On 1 July 2019 KazMunayGas went on record on its intent to contribute to conservation of Kazakhstan's water resources. During the KMG General Directors HSE Forum Alik Aidarbayev, Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of KMG, signed a personal Statement of Commitment to Sustainable Water Management (KMG's 8 water principles). The initiative was supported by the CEOs of KMG’s subsidiaries and affiliates, who signed similar statements of commitment on behalf of their companies. The signed statements of commitment are published on the official websites of the KMG group companies.

These commitments underpin the development of 5-year plans for sustainable use of water resources, implementation of water-efficient processes, increased water recycling by KMG's subsidiaries.

The company does not discharge contaminated water to surface watercourses.

Details of water use in KMG and the projects being implemented are available on pp. 78-80 of the Sustainable Development Report.