Environment

Financing environmental protection initiatives (billion roubles)
3.14
2016
5.46
2017
3.44
2018
2018 Highlights
3.44
billion roubles
Severstal invested in environmental initiatives
6
%
Severstal reduced its specific atmospheric emissions of pollutants by 6% in comparison to 2017
98.33
%
98.33% of the overall water intake at Cherepovets Steel Mill is recycled water
28
%
Waste disposal at Severstal Russian Steel reduced by 28%
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Maintaining a responsible attitude towards the environment and our use of natural resources is one of the key components of our corporate social responsibility policy and an important factor in the stable, long-term development of PAO Severstal. The Company’s major principles in this area are defined by our Environmental Policy.

The Company complies strictly with all applicable requirements of environmental law and develops and implements efficient management systems with regard to best international practices.

2018-2025 Environmental Improvement Objectives

A responsible attitude towards the environment and use of natural resources is one of the key components of our corporate social responsibility and an important factor in the stable, long-term development of PAO Severstal. The Company’s major principles in this area are defined by the Environmental  Policy.

The Company seeks to strictly comply with all applicable requirements of environmental law and develops and implements efficient management systems with due regard for best international practices.

  • By 2025, reduce the weight of discharged wastewater pollutants1 into water bodies (above wastewater discharge limit value2) by 12%*.
  • By 2025, reduce the weight of waste disposed3 of by 20%**.
  • By 2025, reduce total atmospheric emission of pollutants4 by 7%***.

* PAO Severstal Cherepovets production site compared with the weight of discharged pollutants in 2017

** Divisions Severstal Russian Steel and Severstal Resources compared with the weight of waste disposed of in 2017

*** Divisions Severstal Russian Steel and Severstal Resources compared with 2017

[1] Ammonium cation, nitrites, manganese, copper, nickel, sulfates, fluorides, zinc, oil products, iron

[2]  Wastewater discharge limit value (NDS) is a mass of a substance in wastewater maximum allowable for discharge, with a view to assuring water quality at a test point as determined by the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 7-FZ on environmental protection of January 10, 2002

[3] Except heavy waste of Severstal Resources (overburden, tailings, limestone screenings)

[4] Dust/particulate matter, nitrous oxides, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, other

Environmental protection activities implemented in 2018

  • Cherepovets Steel Mill

    • Completion of the rehabilitation of steelmaking furnaces of SSM Tyazhmash with gas filtering system upgrades
    • Renovation of blast furnace slag treatment line – commissioning
    • Preliminary planning of construction of the secondary wastewater treatment system for outlet 3
    • Modernisation of Rybinsk Reservoir biological waste water treatment facility
    • Development of project documentation for a new industrial landfill for Cherepovets Steel Mill
  • Severstal Distribution

    • Launch of Treatment Station 2 after renovation
  • Severstal Metiz

    • Renovation of Unit 7 at Steel Wire Plant 2 (replacement of pickling bath with an overflow type) to reduce atmospheric emissions of sulphuric acid vapour
    • Production technology changes underway
  • Vorkutaugol

    • Improvement of the efficiency of existing treatment systems at Vorkutinskaya and Zapolyarnaya mines
    • Continued rehabilitation of Yunyaginsky pit
  • Olcon

    • Application of dust suppressant to tailing pond surfaces along with biological rehabilitation
    • Completion of installation of new sludge pipes and water conduits to eliminate wastewater discharge in water bodies
  • Karelsky Okatysh

    • Implement the programme for reduction of atmospheric sulphur dioxide emissions
    • Develop technical solutions for tailing maintenance overhaul (new stocking method)
    • Selection of best possible reagents for the tailing pond. Improve the quality of treated water used in technology processes
    • Completion of a pyrolytic waste treatment station. Partial decontamination and utilisation of Class 3-4 hazardous waste (use of waste in production)
    • Full decontamination of Class 3–4 hazardous waste

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