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Water is one of the key resources required in the Group’s day-to-day operations, and improving the efficiency of water use and preventing related environmental accidents remain priority areas. As a part of our five-year environmental targets, we aim to achieve a 10% reduction in freshwater consumption compared to the baseline of 2016.

A large share (92.8%) of water used for our production comes from a circulating water supply. This method allows us to reduce our annual freshwater intake and to use water sources in a more rational way. In addition, the Group’s sites are implementing initiatives to boost the efficiency of water use.

EVRAZ freshwater consumption for production needs, 2016–2018, million m3

See more in the “Balancing water supply” section of the Sustainability Report 2018.