EVRAZ’s growing production levels are inevitably accompanied by air emissions, which potentially can impact the environment and human health. To minimise this, we apply innovative technological solutions when upgrading gas treatment systems and replacing obsolete equipment with modern systems. In order to ensure that our emissions stay within acceptable limits, we carry out regular monitoring activities. Typical air pollutants associated with mining and steel-making processes include particulate matter (dust), nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur oxide (SOx), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In 2019, these emissions of key air pollutants saw a year-to-year decline of 0.4%.
EVRAZ also strives to reduce carbon monoxide (CO) emissions as part of sustainable transition efforts, by boosting the efficiency of the fuel combustion process at its facilities. In 2019, CO emissions within the Group stood at 272.91 kt.