A continuous focus on contributing to social and economic development and environmental responsibility
Our sustainable development priorities are fully supported by SUEK’s business strategy. We have a continuous focus on effectively contributing to social and economic development and to reducing our environmental impact.
We recognise that our operations have an impact on society and the environment. Our objective is to ensure that this impact is overwhelmingly positive. In addition to bringing warmth and light to people's homes, we are committed to looking after the well-being of our employees and the residents of the regions where we operate, and to ensuring they live and work in safe and healthy environments.
We are focused on consistently growing the company, but only while ensuring we maintain the safest possible production processes and continuing to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.
The Board of Directors and the management of the company pay special attention to issues of sustainable development and regularly review these issues at relevant committees of the Board of Directors.
Our corporate social policy aims to meet international principles and standards, including the United Nations Global Compact, the Social Charter of Russian Business, ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.
In all of our activity, we also take into account the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at fighting poverty, protecting the environment and improving people’s lives. Certain UN SDGs are of particular importance and relevance to SUEK’s sectoral orientation and strategy, as well as to our stakeholders.
SUEK companies are regularly audited for compliance with the following international standards:
Occupational Health and Safety Management System
Environmental Management System
Quality Management System Management System
Energy Management System
Asset Management System
|Sustainability goals||How we are achieving the goals|
| Economic |
Stable supply of affordable and high-quality fuel
Consistent supply of heat and electricity
A product offering that complies with the requirements of new generation, environmentally friendly coal-fired power plants
Innovative products and production processes
Development of high-quality coal deposits
Modernisation and expansion of generating and processing facilities
Development of our own transport and logistics infrastructure
Development and improvement of heat pipelines
Introduction of innovative technologies and increased productivity
| Environmental |
Reducing the negative environmental impact across our value chain
Rational use of resources
Improving our environmental management system
Protecting air resources
Careful use and protection of water resources
Increasing energy efficiency
Land rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation
Involvement and interaction with the public and local authorities in the preparation, discussion and implementation of environmental actions
Interaction with the public and local authorities regarding planning and implementation of environmental actions
Participation in international projects preventing climate change and preserving biological diversity
| Social |
High level of industrial and labour safety
Professional development and social well-being of our staff
Promoting social development in the regions where we operate, improving the quality of life of people living in mining towns and settlements
Improving the efficiency of the company's social investments
Continuous improvement of our industrial and labour safety practices
Improving air safety, preventing accidents and minimising the impact of coal dust on the health of personnel and the population of the regions where we operate
Introducing modern safety systems and control devices
Training personnel in safe work methods, improving work discipline
Providing employees with high-quality overalls and personal protective equipment
Implementing medical prevention programmes, promoting a healthy lifestyle
Assessment, development and training of personnel
Fair remuneration and social support for employees
Development of internal communications and corporate culture
Supporting the social infrastructure development of the areas where we operate
Social potential development of local communities
Cooperation with the authorities in solving social development problems
Support for socially vulnerable groups
Promoting open dialogue with all stakeholders
At SUEK, in all our activities and investment decisions we carefully evaluate potential environmental issues and take appropriate environmental protection initiatives.
International environmental certification
At our coal facilities in Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Kemerovo, we operate an environmental management system that meets the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standards. This is confirmed by regular external audits.
In 2018, our environmental practices at our coal facilities were certified compliant with Bettercoal Code (for details see Environment).
In 2018, the Murmansk Commercial Seaport and Maly Port were inspected and approved for compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001.
In 2018, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Idemitsu), analysed environmental protection measures and methods at our Vanino Bulk Terminal, through a benchmarking against Japanese coal terminals. As part of the audit, environmental experts assessed the condition of our port equipment and coal transshipment technologies. They concluded that the Vanino Bulk Terminal applied all the best available solutions and international practices to efficiently handle and export coal in adverse climatic conditions.
During 2018, we introduced an environmental management system at our generating facilities, Krasnoyarsk CHPP-1, CHPP-2, CHPP-3. Auditors from Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd confirmed the compliance of the environmental management system at these CHPPs with the international ISO 14001:2015 standards.
We also provide training to enhance the environmental knowledge and qualifications of our employees. We collaborate with research bodies and expert organisations to introduce innovative and efficient coal mining and power generation technologies, which help reduce our environmental impact.