Our initiatives in this area are governed by the Environmental Protection Policy of Severstal and Affiliates (2018).
We strive to prevent and minimise our environmental footprint, improve wastewater quality and monitor biodiversity, while ensuring balance between our financial objectives, environmental and social responsibility.
Severstal is committed to compliance with the requirements of Russian environmental law and international environmental standards to their fullest extent.
Eight businesses of Severstal, jointly employing 75% of our staff, are certified for compliance with ISO 14001:2015 “Environmental Management System. Requirements with Guidance for Use” international standard. Two of our businesses, Vorkutaugol and Severstal Metiz, achieved this certification for the first time.
Businesses certified for compliance with ISO 14001:2015 undergo annual external audits conducted by international organisations. All audits completed in 2020 confirmed that our existing environmental management systems meet the requirements of the international standard.
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 13% (66.5 thousand tonnes)***.
By 2023, to cut greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 3% compared with 2020****.
* 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
**** Considering the in-plan realisation of our investment programme, including the scheduled shutdown for planned maintenance of Blast Furnance #5
 Ammonium cation, nitrites, manganese, copper, nickel, sulfates, fluorides, zinc, oil products, iron
 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
 Except heavy waste of Severstal Resources (overburden, tailings)
 Dust/particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, other
5.6 billion roubles
Severstal invested in environmental initiatives
Severstal reduced its specific atmospheric emissions of pollutants by 4% in comparison to 2019
98.4% of the overall water intake at Cherepovets Steel Mill is recycled water