Upon the arrival of the Zijin team, it established a robust safety and environmental management system, strictly adhering to Serbian laws and regulations. The company’s commitment to sustainability led it to build green mines, making notable strides in dust reduction, solid waste management, and wastewater and flue gas treatment. Now it has planted more than 228,500 saplings, increasing green spaces by 2.31 million square meters, and significantly enhancing overall safety, health, and housekeeping. In 2022, it completed the wastewater treatment and ecological restoration of Lake Robule in Bor, a task that fell within the government’s scope of responsibility.
It also refined its community development strategy, capitalizing on the synergistic effects of Zijin Mining’s projects in Serbia. This led to the initiation of the Developing Together with Bor program, a comprehensive suite of community initiatives. This program provides wide-ranging support in infrastructure development, healthcare, education, cultural activities, sports, and poverty alleviation in Bor and Majdanpek municipalities. Among the community initiatives are the For the Future campaign, Zijin Scholarships, and the Healthy Drinking Water initiative. To bolster communication and foster strong ties with the community, it established a community service center in July 2022.