Kola division
71 %

reduction in SO2 emissions in the border area in 2020

Streamlining of smelting operations to reduce SO2 emissions in the Russia—Norway border area

In December 2020, the obsolete smelting shop in Nikel was shut down

Reduction in SO2 emissions in Nikel and Zapolyarny

–50 %From a 2015 baseline.
90 %

reduction in SO2 emissions at Kola MMC and complete elimination of cross-border emissions in 2020

Shutdown of an obsolete copper refining line on the Kola Peninsula

Metallurgical shop shut down on 20 March 2021

Reduction in total SO2 emissions at the Kola Division facilities

–85 %From a 2015 baseline.
Norilsk division
Progress in 2023

Launch of the Sulphur Project 2.0 at Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant to recover furnace gases

Reduction in SO2 emissions at the Norilsk Division facilities by 2024

–45 %From a 2015 baseline.
Redesign in 2023

Launch of the Sulphur Project 2.0 at Copper Plant to recover furnace and converter gasesThe implementation timeline for the project at Copper Plant is indicated in accordance with the Polar Division’s Environmental Performance Improvement Programme (2020) taking into account Clause 6 of Appendix No. 8 to Resolution of the Russian Government No. 353 dated 12 March 2022.

Reduction in total SO2 emissions at the Norilsk Division facilities after the design capacity is reached

up to 90 %From a 2015 baseline.