USD 1,9 mTMK invested in a set of measures designed to ensure legal compliance and environmental protectionUSD 3 mtotal atmospheric emissions control expenses
Under TMK’s Environmental Policy aimed at maintaining environmental safety of the rapidly growing production, our efforts during the year were traditionally focused on improving the environmental efficiency of production processes and reducing water consumption.
In its operations, TMK follows international environmental protection initiatives and treaties and complies with national environmental standards and regulations. We continue focusing on systemic environmental activities. Eleven plants of the Company have been ISO 14001:2004 certified (Environmental Management System standard). International auditors once again confirmed continuous improvement of environmental management in the reporting period.
Environmental issues are an essential component of all strategic documents of the Company. In 2015, we invested USD 1.9 m in a set of measures designed to ensure legal compliance and environmental protection, including to reduce the amount of pollutant emissions and sewage; enhance production waste management efficiency and minimise the noise level.
We use advanced technologies ensuring a high-degree treatment of industrial emissions to reduce negative impact on the atmosphere. Measures in this area are taken on an annual basis, including routine maintenance and overhaul of treatment facilities to improve the efficiency of gas cleaning, which helps the Company meet the approved standards. The total atmospheric emissions control expenses were USD 3 m. By deploying the best available technologies and equipping emission sources with advanced treatment facilities, the Company has been steadily reducing its emissions. In 2015, gross emissions were cut by 5%.
As part of its efforts to ensure compliance with the health legislation, the Volzhsky Pipe Plant introduced a narrower sanitary protection, or buffer, zone, while other Russian facilities of the Company are working towards the same goal.
TMK builds its growth strategy taking into account its hydrocarbon footprint, with hydrocarbon aspects incorporated into the risk management system and business processes.
Our Romanian assets meet the requirements of the national legislation governing hydrocarbons.
The Company’s Russian facilities are successfully testing the methodology of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for calculating greenhouse gas emissions. The experience of our Russian assets, which have monitored their GHG emissions since 1990, has greatly facilitated this process. In 2010, the Russian Government issued a letter of approval to Renovation of the Steelmaking Facilities of the Seversky Tube Works Joint Implementation project, with 1,559,511 tonnes of ERU already sold.
95%составила доля оборотного водоснабжения в общем объеме воды, потребляемой предприятиями на технологические нужды
Under TMK’s Environmental Policy, the Company’s water management strategy focuses on reducing water consumption and mitigating negative impact on water bodies. TMK’s plants are implementing an integrated approach to water resource management, which, over time, results in optimised consumption, distribution and sustainable use of water and reduced sewage. A recycling water supply system is essential for any of TMK’s new, upgraded or reconstructed facilities.
by 7%industrial water consumption reduced in 2015
by 11%total waste reduced58%of the total waste was used in the Company’s operations
In line with its environmental policy, TMK implements initiatives to reduce waste and its disposal, expand waste recycling and reclaim lands.
A total of USD 5.7 m was spent in 2015 to minimise the impact of waste on the environment. TMK’s land protection expenses, including land reclamation, amounted to USD 1.1 m.
In 2013–2015, TMK’s facilities recycled more than 1.4 million tonnes of accumulated waste.