Based on the letter to the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia exercises control over the implementation of environmental projects and measures by RMG within the specified period; in addition, the implementation of environmental projects are monitored by the Working Group on Environmental Pollution in the Kvemo Kartli Region under the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Parliament of Georgia (Organization "Green Policy Public and Scientific - Research Platforms" and "Sakdrisi Committee for Cultural Heritage”).

RMG creates the most secure work environment for employees, contractors and locals. In the field of mining, the company operates with minimal impact on the environment and safely. 

The company annually continues environmental programs, introduces new, modern environmental technologies and has the best results among the mining companies in Georgia in this direction.

RMG management team always adheres to the principles of environmental policy and requires support from each employee in this process in order to achieve defined goals and implement measures.

Air

  • Systematic watering of roads and inland quarries roads;
  • Operation of air filters systems in closed spaces;
  • Operation of water sprinkler systems in open spaces;
  • Systematic laboratory study of atmospheric air.

Water

  • Production water management to protect river water from pollution;
  • Treatment of drainage and sewage water through chemical cleaning station;
  • Operation of drainage, sedimentation and emergency reservoir systems;
  • Purification of agricultural water through a biological station;
  • Systematic laboratory study of water.

Soil

  • Arrange a nursery to restore the green cover;

  • Gradual re-cultivation of open type quarries and dumps according to international standards;
  • Hazardous waste management.

Biodiversity

  • მონიტორინგის პროგრამის შესაბამისად საწარმოს ტერიტორიის მიმდებარედ ხის სახეობებზე დაკვირვების და მობინადრე ინდივიდებზე დაკვირვება/კვლევის ჩატარება;
  • Development and implementation of additional mitigation measures and / or compensatory measures based on the monitoring results;
  • Submit an annual biodiversity monitoring report to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia.

Waste Management

  • Waste management is carried out in accordance with the waste management plan agreed with the Ministry of Environmental protection and Agriculture;
  • Waste collection is done separately, in respectively allocated bunkers;
  • Temporary waste disposal sites are arranged in accordance with the requirements of the legislation;
  • Waste removal / recycling is provided by the contractors with appropriate permits;
  • The company identifies staff responsible for the waste management and staff is provided with special clothing and personal protective equipment;
  • The waste is reused if possible.

Since 2018, within the framework of the environmental program, RMG has implemented a number of projects. Pike-perch (Lucioperca) returning to Georgia is the most important and successful project.

As a result of the cooperation between RMG and the magazine "Wild Nature" one of the prominent representatives of the ichthyofauna in the rivers and lakes of Georgia - Pike-perch (Lucioperca - family of perch) returned. Since the beginning of 2019, a number of scientists, international foundations and foreign experts have been working on this project, which ultimately made it possible to set the first precedent for the legal transfer of live fish from Azerbaijan to Georgia.

Initially, several thousand fish fries were handed over to the National Agency of Wild Nature of Georgia to observe and share experiences with Georgian and Azerbaijani ichthyologists.
In the second stage of the project, for the long-term success of Pike-perch (Lucioperca) reintroduction, additionally brought to Georgia so-called "Mother group" that allows millions of fish fries to be released into the rivers of Georgia every year. The imported "mother group" was placed in several lakes. Already in the summer and autumn of 2020, hundreds of thousands of Pike-perch (Lucioperca) were launched to test in the rivers of Eastern Georgia, including Kvemo Kartli.