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27 September 2017

NLMK Kaluga receives regional environmental award

NLMK Kaluga, a new generation EAF plant (part of NLMK Long Products) has won the regional contest "Eco-organization-2017", organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Kaluga region. The awarding ceremony will take place on 19-20 October during the III International Environmental Forum.

The company won in the category "For the implementation of the most effective environmental and resource-saving technologies" among large enterprises. The company's achievements were also acknowledged with diplomas in the following categories "For Environmentally Responsible Attitude to the Organization of Production" and "For Ensuring Environmental Safety and Preserving Favourable Environment". 

Sergey Shalyaev, CEO of NLMK Kaluga, said: "Sustainable development of the plant involves constant streamlining of processes, organization of production, decision-making, including in the field of environmental protection and rational natural resource management. The level of training of NLMK Kaluga personnel involved in environmental protection allows us to count on a high production culture, successful solution of environmental problems and minimization of environmental risks”.

NLMK Kaluga meets the highest international environmental standards in the steel industry. The plant employs best available technologies and solutions to reduce the possible negative impact on the environment. Close to 20% of 38 billion roubles invested in NLMK-Kaluga were spent on environmental protection. The plant's purification systems capture more than 99% of atmospheric emissions, which is several times above the Russian average.

The closed-loop water cycle completely eliminates any waste water discharge and significantly reduces water consumption when compared to similar systems. Production waste is recycled into by-products, for instance, into road construction materials. The plant performs an important environmental function in the region: collecting and recycling waste and processing secondary resources (scrap).