Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works was awarded a certificate by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation for its contribution to sustainable development and environmental initiatives in the Chelyabinsk region, as well as for the successful implementation of its ‘Energy Management of Industrial Enterprises’ program. The UN experts praised MMK’s efforts to reduce and prevent anthropogenic impact on the environment. Last year alone, the Company successfully implemented 69 environmental measures and work continues on 15 further measures. In 2018, MMK invested a total of 6.464 billion roubles into its environmental program. The total cost of MMK Group’s environmental activities in the period from 2000 to 2018 exceeded 58 billion rubles. The result of this work was the reduction of the Company’s air emissions by 1.6 times in this period (specific consumption was reduced by 2.1 times) and the reduction of total discharge of pollutants into water bodies by 2.9 times over the same period. Today, 100% of industrial wastewater is used in water recycling.
UNIDO also highly commended the energy management system at MMK. The system was certified in 2016 for compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 50001 and has allowed MMK to save a significant amount of energy re