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Our approach and policies

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.

A proactive and balanced approach to managing sustainability-related issues at all stages of the Group’s operations forms an integral part of EVRAZ’s corporate philosophy. The Group strives to integrate best practices in sustainable development and contributes to attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

In order to implement EVRAZ's vision for sustainable development at all levels, we have integrated social and environmental aspects into our Code of Conduct.

For more details, see the Code of Conduct.

The Group works in four main areas in the sphere of sustainable development.

Main sustainable development areas at EVRAZ

Economic stability

The Group aims to maintain solid economic growth and create long-term value for the Group.

Employee well-being

We strive to ensure that employees have safe working conditions, decent compensation packages and professional development opportunities.

Environmental protection

The Group aims to reduce adverse, and maximise positive, environmental impacts from our operations.

Local community development

We focus our efforts on fostering economic prosperity, as well as on promoting social and cultural development in the regions where we operate.

We are constantly engaged in an open dialogue with stakeholders, and we implement various stakeholder engagement mechanisms to maintain transparent and mutually beneficial relations.

In order to ensure that a consistent approach is applied and that best practices are adopted across our global operations we adhere to the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in all of our sustainable development activities.

The Group’s commitments are based on the best international standards and practices. We fully endorse the provisions of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and respect the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of individuals.

See more in the “Sustainability approach” section of the Sustainability Report 2018.