The environmental national project is one of the focus areas for Nornickel. It is crucial for the Company to tackle environmental threats to successfully promote its products, improve image and encourage corporate responsibility for the quality of life in the regions of Nornickel's operations. For me, solving legacy environmental issues is of great moral and psychological significance.
Vladimir POTANIN President of Nornickel


Strategic objective: development of occupational safety culture and zero tolerance policy towards workplace fatalities

LTIFR for 2013–2018 to be reduced by
Record low LTIFR
  • The Company reiterates its commitment to developing a strict safety culture in all its business units
  • The management sees occupational health and safety as a key strategic priority and remains focused on achieving a zero workplace fatality rate
  • Improvements in this area were driven by the implementation of risk mitigation standards, safety communication for employees and dedicated risk mitigation programmes
Reduced number of accidents (employees)
  • In 2018, the number of registered fatalities and lost-time injuries decreased by 47% y-o-y
  • In 2018, saw 45 internal audits of the Company's occupational health and safety management system
  • 105 employees were fired for the violation of cardinal safety rules (vs 149 in 2017)
(per 1 mln hours)

LTIFR remains below for the global mining industry average


Strategic objective: set-up of state-of-the-art green production facilities

Primary Targets

Polar Division (Taimyr Peninsula)

Copper Plant

  • Reconstruct copper production chain, including the shutdown of conversion operations
  • Expand and upgrade the existing sulphur production shop

Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant

  • Launch a new continuous copper matte converting facility
  • Implement a comprehensive SO2 capture solution including production of sulphuric acid and its subsequent neutralisation with natural limestone
Reduction of SO2 emissions at Polar Division (%)
Kola MMC (Kola Peninsula)

Optimise the smelting capacity utilisation rates at the Metallurgical Shop (the settlement of Nickel) by separating the concentrate produced at Kola MMC

Reduction of SO2 emissions at Kola MMC (%)
GRK Bystrinskoye (Zabaykalsky Kray)
  • Rolled out ongoing monitoring of the environmental and radiation conditions
  • Built a modern industrial waste landfill completed with seepage water collection and treatment systems
  • Equipped flue gas emission areas with cutting-edge gas purification systems

100% compliant with the Rosprirodnadzor requirements