EVRAZ addresses environmental issues at a strategic level, hence our environment-related goals constitute a crucial part of the Group’s objectives. Our main focus areas are water management, waste management, and air emissions, since these are most exposed to negative impacts from metallurgical production. In 2017 the HSE Committee adopted three major five-year environmental targets in relation to these topics, as well as a number of programmes aimed at improving overall environmental performance.
By the end of 2018 the Group had made visible progress in terms of the water consumption target – fresh water consumption was down by 29.1%. The overall share of 111.3% of non-mining waste was recycled, compared to 104.7% in the previous year. We succeeded in lowering the greenhouse gas intensity ratio by 1%, and are making steady progress towards achieving our five-year goal.
Key environmental programmes being implemented at EVRAZ companies include:
- The Clear Air national ecological project at EVRAZ ZSMK
- The Clear Air national ecological project at EVRAZ NTMK
- Off gas systems update at EVRAZ Vanady Tula
- Water protection programme at EVRAZ ZSMK and Raspadskaya Coal Company
- Coking plant biochemical unit upgrade at EVRAZ NTMK
|Area||Five-year target (2018–2022)||2018 results|
|Fresh water consumption reduction||by 10%||by 29.1%|
|Recycling of non-mining waste and by-products||to 95% per year||111.3% per year|
|Not exceeding the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity ratio||to maintain the intensity ratio below two tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (tCO2e) per tonne of steel cast||2.005 tCO2e per tonne of steel cast|