State Company Russian HIghways follows the principles of sustainability developed and permanently upgraded by the Organization of the United Nations .
In August the Avtodor State Company and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in strategic initiatives for the Russian road industry.
The key subject of the memorandum is tproviding of the technical assistance of EBRD in the development of social and environmental management in compliance with international best practice.
The assistance will above allinclude, the development of social and environmental policy and standards of activitity of Avtodor State Company.
In 2011 the Avtodor State Company began to develop Green Standards for linear facilities that are harmonized with the system of voluntary certification of realty objects In future Avtodor State Company plans to use them in highway construction and reconstruction.
Avtodor pays much attention to nature protection measures and assessing the impact of highways on the environment. In February 2011 the Committee for public environmental control over the construction of the highways was set up. It unites representatives of public environmental organizations, leading Russian experts in environment protection, as well as representatives of the legislative branch The committee is made up to control compliance with nature protection standards at all stages of road construction projects, including maintainanc