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UN Experts Rate MMKs Green Projects Strong


22.08.2019. : public
UrBC, Magnitogorsk, August 22, 2019. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) experts awarded Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works with a special certificate for the plants contribution to sustainable development of and environmental initiatives in Chelyabinsk Region, and for the plants success with the Energy Management at Industrial Enterprises Program, MMKs 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 MMKs efforts to reduce and prevent the plants 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 companys 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.