UN Experts Rate MMK’s Green Projects Strong

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, August 22, 2019. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) experts awarded Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works with a special certificate for the plant’s contribution to sustainable development of and environmental initiatives in Chelyabinsk Region, and for the plant’s success with the Energy Management at Industrial Enterprises Program, MMK’s Information & PR Department reports.

Now the UNIDO is a specialized agency within the United Nations, with a mission to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development. The UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation represents the organization in Russia.

‘The UN experts greatly appreciated MMK’s efforts to reduce and prevent the plant’s environmental impact. The company implemented 69 green projects last year alone, and keeps working on 15 more projects. MMK invested RUB 6.464bn in environmental programs in 2018 and over RUB 58bn in 2000-2018. As a result, the company’s gross air emissions dropped by 1.6 times (specific emissions dropped by 2.1 times) and its gross water pollution discharge declined by 2.4 times. At the moment, 100% of our manufacturing water gets recycled,’ the plant says.


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