Our Environmental Protection Policy, developed in 2011, commits us to
maintaining a high standard of corporate environmental responsibility by:
- Preventing environmental contamination and actively working to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions
- Optimising the use of energy and natural resources
- Managing waste efﬁciently.
We aim for full compliance with environmental regulations and employ
international best practices to develop and roll out our own high-performance
management systems. We work closely with government authorities, our employees,
business partners and NGO experts on matters of environmental protection. Our
management team is involved in joint projects with the environmental committees
of RSPP and Worldsteel.
Severstal remains focused on improving quality of life, maintaining
competitive advantage in our regions and reducing our environmental footprint
through developing our environmental protection initiatives.
Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of all our capital
development and renovation projects.
In 2015 we invested 3.4 billion roubles (including operating expenses) in
Compliance with ISO management system standards:
- The Environmental Management System (EMS) of Cherepovets Steel Mill meets
the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.
- Four Severstal businesses have Environmental Management Systems meeting the
requirements of ISO 14001.
Severstal Russian Steel
invested 1.2 billion
roubles in environmental protection initiatives in 2015. Key projects
- Renovating two coke crusher and charge unit aspiration systems at Sinter
- As part of the renovation of the Integrated Water Discharge Filtration
Station, we installed new ﬁlters and rinse water treatment systems, performed
hydraulic tests of water pipes, and completed the construction of the switching
chamber. Start-up and adjustment of the new station commenced in 2016.
- We completed the evaluation of the impact of the integrated riverside
wastewater outlet of Severstal on the environment of Koshta and Sheksna rivers,
and Sheksna Reach of the Rybinsk Reservoir, and the assessment of the
environmental beneﬁts of its replacement with a dispersing outlet.
- We completed the organisational and technical steps to ensure regulatory
compliance of our existing industrial landﬁll mapping.
- Water recycling in the tailing thickening system will reduce wastewater
discharge to surface water. Work commenced in 2016 with full capacity expected
to be completed by June 2016.
- As a part of the Pyrolytic Waste Treatment Station construction project, we
built a waste sorting facility where waste is collected and sorted by a
- We have also launched two crushing and sorting stations capable of
processing 60,000 and 30,000 tonnes of slag per month respectively.
- Under our joint project with Petrozavodsk State University we have planted
more than 35,000 new willow trees of a special variety on the phytoremediation
of industrial sites.
- We have launched new Local Treatment Stations (LTS) to improve the quality
of oil remover wastewater discharged to Ivnyakovy Stream.
- The 200,000 square meter area of the Yunyaginskiy open coal pit has been
rehabilitated in accordance with the provisions of the feasibility study.
- We have completed the construction of the iron ore concentrate dryer.
- Nalco dust suppressant was applied over 16 hectares of the tailing pond of
the crushing and preparation plant to reduce the particulate matter
contamination of air in Olenegorsk.
- We seeded one hectare of the tailing pond with perennial grasses in 2015 to
reduce dusting and remediate the land disturbed in the technology cycle.