As of today, EVRAZ operates three tailings storage facilities (TSFs) with upstream dams owned by EVRAZ ZSMK (since 2003) and EVRAZ KGOK (since 2004). EVRAZ has a dam safety management system in accordance with the current legislative procedures that cover all stages of life cycle: design, construction, operation and asset retirement. All dams have safety zones where no living houses and civilian infrastructure is allowed. The processes and procedures are controlled by operations and audited by the HSE personal of the sites, the regulator’s inspectors and the EVRAZ’s internal industrial safety auditors, and the measures to improve the effectiveness of controls have always been implemented. Currently, an audit of TSFs operation is being conducted by EVRAZ’s internal industrial safety auditors at all active TSFs.
EVRAZ has an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place, which ensures that environmental risks are mitigated and that all regulatory requirements are met. The EMS also incorporates environmental and social impact assessments, environmental due diligence, and the management of environmental projects.