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Health, Safety and Environmental Committee

Philip Dayer: ‘In February 2016, after the year end, an incident involving an explosion at the Severnaya mine at Vorkutaugol tragically resulted in 36 fatalities, which included 31 Severstal employees and five local rescue workers. The Board of Severstal would like to take this opportunity to express its deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were tragically killed. Severstal is giving every support possible to the families involved. At the time of writing, Severstal is working closely and rigorously with a specially established government commission to investigate fully the cause of this incident. The health and safety of all employees will always be our key priority and the Company will continue to develop and invest in its health and safety processes and procedures and take every measure to ensure that devastating incidents such as this do not recur in the future.’

Who is on our Health, Safety and Environmental Committee?

The Health, Safety and Environmental Committee currently consists of:

  1. Philip Dayer (Chairman),
  2. Alexey Mordashov,
  3. Vadim Larin,
  4. Vladimir Lukin, and,
  5. Alexander Auzan.

Details of the abovementioned Committee members can be found in their biographies.

What is the role of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee and what are its key responsibilities?

The Health, Safety and Environmental Committee shall assists the Board in obtaining assurance that appropriate systems are in place to deal with the management of health, safety and environmental risks.

The functions of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee include:

  1. Advising the Board of Directors on safety policy and the establishment of safety procedures including the reporting system to the Company’s executive body and through the executive body to the Board of Directors,
  2. Review the safety performance of the company and its constituent parts against targets as established either by the Company’s Board of Directors or its executive body,
  3. Review major safety incidents and advise on lessons learnt and/or sanctions to be applied,
  4. Initiate and review comparisons with best safety and environmental practice,
  5. Advise the Board of Directors on environmental policies, the establishment of procedures and practices and the reporting system on environmental performance to the Company’s executive body and through the executive body to the Board of Directors,
  6. Review the environmental performance of the Company and its constituent parts against targets as established by the Board of Directors or its executive body, as well as compliance with legal obligations or objectives and restrictions set by the authorities,
  7. Review major environmental incidents or breaches of compliance and to advise on lessons learnt and/or sanctions to be applied.

What has the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee done during 2015?

The Health, Safety and Environmental Committee met twice in 2015.

These are the key issues reviewed by the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee in 2015:
– Health, safety and environmental issues,
– LTIFR benchmarking against Russian peers.

Individual attendance at Health, Safety and Environmental Committee meetings by its members is shown on page The Board of Directors.

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