Our business operations require significant volumes of water. We endeavour to implement the most efficient water management methods and best practices in order to handle both mine water and freshwater in a rational and sustainable way. EVRAZ is committed to reducing the volume of water consumption, which is in line with our HSE Policy.
Responsibility among executive management for achieving water-related goals and implementing tasks is consolidated within the framework of our HSE management structure, which involves the Board of Directors dealing with water risks management issues among other tasks. EVRAZ, being a member of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), actively engages in dialogue on environmental issues, including those related to water management. Thus, we dedicate substantial efforts to treat our effluents, so they could be used for production needs instead of freshwater.
Freshwater resources are having significant environmental and economic importance for the world. The Group consumes fresh water from surface water sources, ground water wells and public water networks for production processes, equipment cooling needs, fire safety as well as for drinking and household purposes.
See more in the Balancing water supply section of Sustainability Report 2020.