Metalloinvest, a leading manufacturer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron in the world market, one of the regional producers of high-quality steel, presented the Unified Report for 2019 - “Creating the Future Together”.
For the first time, the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report were prepared by the Company in the format of a single document.
The event was attended by the heads of Metalloinvest Management Company and the Company's enterprises, representatives of partners, customers and suppliers, government authorities , financial community, universities, experts in the field of sustainable development from various industries.
“We are convinced that the future development of metallurgy is inextricably linked with the active use of metallized raw materials,” said Nazim Efendiev, CEO of MC Metalloinvest. - The use of hot briquetted iron in electric furnaces significantly increases the environmental friendliness of the entire production chain. A strategic decision was made to build a new HBI plant in the Kursk region, for which the Mikhailovsky GOK will be the supplier of raw materials. A.V. Varicheva. This project will strengthen the leadership of the Russian metallurgy in the world market for commodity HBI. "
To implement the investment project, the issue of creating a special economic zone in Zheleznogorsk is being considered, said the Governor of the Kursk Region Roman Starovoit.
" Economic Zone will be an industrial-production type or territory of socio-economic development. We see Mikhailovsky GOK im. A.V. Varicheva is one of its key residents. We also held negotiations with other enterprises operating in Zheleznogorsk, - said Roman Starovoit. “I am sure that the implementation of such projects will have a beneficial effect on the development of the city of miners and the entire region, since MGOK is the main taxpayer and social partner of the Kursk region.”
“Our key priority is labor protection and industrial safety, - emphasized Andrey Ugarov, First Deputy General Director - Production Director of MC Metalloinvest. The company purposefully invests in this area, introduces the best practices today. We are also fostering a culture of zero tolerance for any manifestation of safety violations. ”
Deputy General Director for Government Relations at Metalloinvest Management Company Yulia Shabala recalled that in 2019 the Company approved the Environmental Program until 2025. The program provides for investments in the amount of more than 21 billion rubles in a set of technological and environmental measures with a direct environmental effect at all production sites of Metalloinvest. At the same time, 70% of the budget of the program will be made up of the Clean Air project aimed at improving the quality of atmospheric air.
Currently, the Company has begun developing a Climate Program, which will formulate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Deputy General Director - Commercial Director of Metalloinvest Management Company Oleg Krestinin noted that more and more partners are interested not only in products, but also in the process of their production.
“The search for new opportunities for close interaction with partners is the basis for business success, ”said Oleg Krestinin. - European consumers are increasingly paying attention to environmental issues. The legislation is being tightened. We are conducting a dialogue with partners about a joint response to these challenges. ”
“ Metalloinvest strives to meet the new demands of the financial market, ”said Alexei Voronov, Deputy General Director for Finance and Economics of Metalloinvest Management Company. - In 2018, we were one of the first in Russia to receive the EcoVadis corporate social responsibility rating and were the first private companies in Russia to open a credit line tied to it. Today we are pleased to announce that we have received the debut sustainability rating from one of the leading international organizations in this area - the ISS agency. In our industry, ISS ESG rates about 200 companies and Metalloinvest's score is slightly higher than the global average. There are a number of other initiatives in this area in our plans. ”
Yulia Mazanova, Director for Social Policy and Corporate Communications at Metalloinvest Management Company, stressed that all areas of the Company's activities are based on the philosophy of sustainable development.
In 2019, Metalloinvest joined the UN Global Compact network, adopted the Sustainable Development Policy and the Human Rights Policy.
“For the first time, we present a single report that reflects the Company's comprehensive contribution to the development of society - in production, environmental and social spheres, - noted Yulia Mazanova. “We attach particular importance to interaction with local communities. Our cities are not just where we work, they are our home. Together with active city dwellers, we are changing life for the better. ”
The company is one of the largest taxpayers in the regions of its presence. AT 2