Norilsk Nickel: A Leader in Combating Climate Change, Investing in People and Regions

Norilsk Nickel: A Leader in Combating Climate Change, Investing in People and Regions


In 2023, Norilsk Nickel once again demonstrated its commitment to sustainable development principles, confirming its status as a leader in the mining and metallurgical industry. The company has not only reduced its carbon footprint but has also invested in the development of the regions in which it operates, caring for the well-being of its employees and residents.

Norilsk Nickel consistently reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to the fight against climate change. In 2023,the company's greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, Scope 2) were reduced to 9.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

The share of electricity generated from renewable sources reached 55%. This was made possible by the implementation of large-scale equipment modernization projects and the introduction of energy-efficient technologies.

Cleaning up the territory from historical pollution is another important part of the company's environmental strategy. In 2023, 1 million tonnes of waste were collected, more than 80,000 tonnes of scrap metal were dismantled, 347 objects were dismantled, and more than 4.1 million m2 of territories were cleaned up.

Norilsk Nickel understands that the company's success directly depends on the well-being of its employees and residents of the regions in which it operates. Therefore, the company invests in the development of social infrastructure, supports education, healthcare, sports and culture.

The renovation of public and domestic premises of the company's production assets continued, to which more than 4.5 billion rubles were allocated.

The employee engagement index rose to 68%, exceeding the industry average by 6%. Expenses on social programs and benefits increased by 7.8% to 16.4 billion rubles.

In 2023, the company continued to implement a comprehensive program to improve occupational safety culture, which includes employee training, improving management systems and modernizing equipment.

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