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EVRAZ prioritises the mitigation of possible environmental impacts from its steel and mining operations by introducing best management practices and adopting advanced technology. This helps the Group to prevent or control any undesired environmental consequences while consuming less energy and natural resources.

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EVRAZ ZSMK reduces water intake from tom river

EVRAZ ZSMK has launched a new slurry thickening facility for the gas cleaning equipment at its blast furnaces. The new equipment will reduce annual wastewater discharge and water intake from the Tom River by nearly 3 million cubic metres.

Previously, the water that was used to purify blast furnace gases was sent to the plant’s slurry storage facility. Now, it is sent to a machine that separates and thickens the slurry. The clarified water is re-used in production, closing the blast furnace shop’s water supply cycle.

In 2019, EVRAZ ZSMK plans to install similar equipment at its second basic oxygen furnace shop, which will reduce annual water intake by another 1.5 million cubic metres. This will effectively close the water supply cycle for the plant’s main metallurgical conversion facility.

EVRAZ ZSMK launches modern fish diverter

A fish diverter has been installed at the on-shore pumping station to help safeguard young fish in the Tom River water intake.

The on-shore pumping station supplies water to the West Siberian Thermal Power Plant. Previously, fish were frequently harmed in the water intake. Now, a dual-stage fish diverter helps to prevent this. The first stage is a fine screen that does not allow large or medium-sized fish into the pumping station’s intake chamber. The second stage is an electronic system to keep young fish away. An electrical pulse is sent through electrodes at a certain amplitude, creating an electrical field that diverts fish from the intake chamber and back into the river.

Achievements in 2018
0 significant environmental accidents
29.1% drop in freshwater consumption
6.9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
US$29.8 million invested to improve environmental performance

EVRAZ knows that its success is predicated on its people, and it places a particular emphasis on human capital development. The Group prioritises compliance with national laws wherever it operates, including regulations governing labour protections, minimum wage, annual paid and parental leave, collective bargaining agreements, health insurance, pensions, personal data protection and other matters.

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Achievements in 2018
68,379 employees headcount at the end of the year
7% voluntary turnover rate
100% of employees completed health and safety trainings
1.91x LTIFR (neither fatalities nor data on contractors are included)

EVRAZ’s approach to corporate governance is primarily based on the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in April 2016 and the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority. The Company complies with the UK Corporate Governance Code or, if it does not comply, explains the reasons for non-compliance. In 2018, the FRC published a revised Corporate Governance Code that enters into force for the financial year commencing on 1 January 2019.

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As one of the top steel producers in the world, EVRAZ is committed to integrating the principles and values of sustainable development into our daily operations. The Group recognises that sustainable development is a key factor in ensuring long-term stability, market competitiveness and the ability to create value for stakeholders.

Alexander Frolov Chief Executive Officer

ESG ratings

66 points
out of 100
53 points
out of 100
2.6 points
out of 5
D
of which F is the lowest and A is the highest rating
CCC
of which CCC is the lowest and AAA is the highest rating
E — 4, S — 2, G — 4
of which 1 is low risk, 10 is high risk
D+
of which D — is the lowest and A+ is the highest rating
Leader
One of the leaders of Responsibility and Transparency Index and SDVI in 2018
23 place
out of 34
Achievements in 2018
US$27 million spent on social programmes and infrastructure maintenance in 2018
1.91x LTIFR (neither fatalities nor data on contractors are included)
68,379 employees employees headcount as of the end of the year
US$29.8 million expenditure related to improving environmental performance