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EVRAZ has a significant positive impact on the economic and social development of the regions where we operate. We strive to build effective and sustainable partnerships with local communities by adhering to the best international standards of sustainable development.

EVRAZ has created a wide variety of initiatives aimed at fostering the comprehensive development of local communities and ensuring the well-being of their residents. Our key projects include improving local infrastructure, supporting and financing programmes for children, sponsoring sports teams, and protecting the environment.

Since the Group’s enterprises are city-forming in many regions of operation (in cities such as, for example, Nizhny Tagil and Novokuznetsk), EVRAZ is a key employer in these locations. We contribute to the prosperity of local communities via prioritizing local recruitment and creating decent working conditions for local people.

Read more on the management approach in our Sustainability Report 2020.

Local communities

EVRAZ sees that business sustainability is ultimately connected with the prosperity of the communities in the regions where we operate, which we support through social and improvement programmes.

State bodies

EVRAZ contributes value to the government by providing construction and railway products for the development of infrastructure, and it is also one of the largest taxpayers and employers in Russia.

Developing and enhancing relations with local communities is a mutually beneficial process and remains a strategic priority for EVRAZ. The Group provides support to residents in a number of areas, including improving urban infrastructure; sponsoring sports, educational and cultural initiatives; and providing assistance to socially vulnerable groups, especially children with disabilities and orphans.

EVRAZ is an active participant in many events at federal, regional, and local levels, including initiatives that involve cooperation with local authorities and supporting non-profit organizations. We believe that such interaction with stakeholders contributes to the accelerated development of the social environment, the industry, and EVRAZ itself.

Read more about our projects in Sustainability Report 2020.

EVRAZ’s three areas of social investment

Evraz for kids
  • Financing the improvement of youthorientated educational, sports, cultural and medical institutions, their equipment and facilities.
  • Sponsoring educational programmes for children and young people, and providing scholarships.
  • Supporting children in orphanages and children left without parental care.
  • Supporting children with special needs and their families.
  • Organising educational and entertainment events for employees’ children.
Evraz for cities
  • Improving local urban infrastructures.
  • Sponsoring medical, educational, and cultural institutions at both federal and local level.
  • Funding infrastructure projects, including building roads, streets, and embankments.
Evraz for sports
  • Funding local sports institutions, purchasing sports equipment, and improving facilities.
  • Funding corporate sport as an important part of corporate culture: organising sports events, competitions, and training programmes for employees and local residents.
  • Funding amateur and professional sports teams and individual athletes.

For many years, volunteers from various EVRAZ divisions have been actively involved in voluntary activities in the areas of supporting children in challenging life situations and orphans, through organising social, cultural, and sports events, as well as environmental initiatives. The high level of self-organisation and social responsibility of employees allows the Group’s volunteering movement to exist without any formalisation or coordination by management. Regular coverage of volunteering activities in corporate media helps keep the involved employees motivated and contributes to the further development of the movement.

See more details in EVRAZ volunteering section of Sustainability Report 2020.

  • EVRAZ NTMK electronic time capsule
  • The film Mission — To Win: history of metallurgists in World War II
  • EVRAZ became a general partner of the III International Festival of Chamber Performances WINDOWS
  • EVRAZ became a partner of the regional song festival Vysotsky in Novokuznetsk

See more details in other new projects section of Sustainability Report 2020.