Approach to sustainability management

Key events

GRI 102-43

EVRAZ awards in 2019

EVRAZ awards in 2019
Award/Contest Project Place Title
Cannes Corporate Media and TVAwards What choice would you make? Video series Shortlist
Association of Directors for Communication and Corporate Media of Russia: Digital Communications Awards 2019 Power of Generations I place Best content solution
Steel Dynasties I place Employer & Brand
IPRA Golden World Awards 2019 High Five! corporate race I place Sport – Inhouse
Metal-Expo 2019: Metal-Vision 2019 competition Short film “Stronger than Steel” I place Best sound engineering
Metal Supply and Sales magazine: corporate media competition EVRAZ News – COAL newspaper I place Best publication by a mining company

Sustainability ratings

EVRAZ sustainability ratings

Approach to sustainability management

EVRAZ upholds the principles and values of sustainable development and integrates them into its business processes. We believe that sustainable development is a crucial part of our operating success and is a foundation for creating value for stakeholders.

The Group operates in four main areas of sustainable development.

Priority sustainable development areas of EVRAZ
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We need to work together with stakeholders in order to maintain an effective system of sustainable development. We endeavour to build and develop strong and transparent relations with all our stakeholders and we actively develop our stakeholder engagement mechanisms and make efforts to develop new ones (for more information see section Stakeholder engagement).

When implementing sustainable development activities we adhere to the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, follow best international standards and practices, and fully comply with the provisions of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights respecting the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of individuals.

Key documents

During the process of developing our sustainability approach, we elaborate and update internal documents regulating the area of sustainable development. The main documents developed for the Group and EvrazHolding are the following:

  • The Code of Business Conduct
  • The Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy
  • Social Investments Guidelines
  • The Anti-Corruption Policy
  • The Hotline Policy
  • The Policy on Main Procurement Principles

Organisational structure

Sustainable development is managed at all organisational levels of the Group. The Group’s Board of Directors and committees determine the general course for the EVRAZ sustainable development, while the CEO and Management Board supervise and monitor activities related to sustainability. Directorates are accountable to vice presidents, and their duties include goal-setting and performing specific tasks corresponding to their functions. The managers of business segments implement sustainability initiatives in accordance with their business functions.

GRI 102-18

Sustainable development organisational structure

GRI 102-12

Attaining Sustainable Development Goals – ​our inputs

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015 to address significant economic, environmental, and social challenges.

EVRAZ endeavours to contribute to attaining these goals by minimising impacts on the environment and local communities from the Group’s operational activity, and maximising positive values.

In 2019, we performed serious work to boost our contribution to attaining the SDG. We understand the significance of sustainable development, both for society and for the Group, which is a part of society. Hence in the reporting period we prioritised goals in this area and divided SDG goals into two groups. Focus group of SDG consists of those goals we can contribute the most to. The other group is formed from the goals that are important but our input cannot be as significant as to the focus ones due to our operational features. EVRAZ prioritised the SDG to concentrate on the goals in focus and maximise the efforts. Work to attain priority goals is expected to bring about major positive effects. Our input in the SDG achievement is described in the Report.

EVRAZ inputs to meet Sustainable Development Goals
SDG Our inputs
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • High medical insurance standards for our employees and their families as part of their compensation packages.
  • Projects to promote healthy lifestyles among our employees, with particular attention to young specialists and communities in our regions of operation.
  • Investing in building sports facilities in our regions of operation
See the sections Developing our employees, Evolving health, safety, and environment, Supporting local communities
Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Reducing fresh water consumption, including water from surface sources.
  • Increasing the quality and volume of recycled water.
See the section Environmental management
Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Meeting our tax liabilities.
  • Providing equal social guarantees and creating equal opportunities to facilitate high-performance work and professional growth among our employees.
  • Providing healthy and safe working conditions.
  • Employment creation in our regions of operation.
See the sections Developing our employees, Evolving health, safety, and environment, Supporting local communities, Responsible supply chain
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation
  • Investing in infrastructure development projects in our regions of operation.
See the section Supporting local communities
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Reducing the volume of waste generated during production activities.
  • Increasing the volume of waste recycled.
See the section Environmental management
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Reducing CO2 emissions by lowering the consumption of energy resources and through improving efficiency.
See the section Environmental management
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Providing professional education opportunities for all our people.
  • Supporting social projects to facilitate education and to improve conditions in regional educational institutions.
See the sections Developing our employees, Supporting local communities
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
  • Lowering electricity use in each segment of the Group.
  • Promoting initiatives to generate electricity in-house.
See the section Environmental management
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
  • Investing in the development of social infrastructure in our regions of operation.
  • Agreements with local authorities to raise living standards.
  • Improving facilities in our regions of operation.
See the section Supporting local communities
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Compliance with applicable legislation, including human rights protection law.
  • Proactively implementing anti-corruption and bribery initiatives, discouraging conflicts of interest.
  • Working with the state authorities to meet the needs of local communities.
See the section Our Sustainability approach, Developing our employees
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable developments
  • Implementing and supporting sustainability initiatives promoted by Russian and international sector associations and institutions.
See the sections Environmental management, Responsible supply chain