Environmental practice: shutdown of nickel plant in Norilsk ahead of schedule

The world’s largest producer of the palladium and nickel has celebrated year 2016 as the major environmental milestone. Two months ahead the shutdown of nickel plant have scheduled the cutting emissions by 30%. Nornickel being leading procedure of cooper and platinum also produces many different by-products like silver, cobalt, gold, selenium, sulfur, ruthenium and tellurium. This group is mainly involved in exploration, refining, prospecting and metallurgical processing the minerals and even in marketing, production and sale of precious and base metals.

In the city of Norilsk, nickel plant two months ahead of the schedule was shutdown

For the company environmental footprint improvement, the shutdown of nickel plan has worked as the key milestone for the large scale downstream configuration program. The success of this milestone combined with the expansion and upgrade capacity of Talnakh concentrator should definitely result in remarkable improvement in the Norilsk industrial area situation as the environmental condition has already improved this year. From the next year, onwards the company is expecting that sulfur dioxide emission to be reduced by total 30% and 15% within the city division and polar division of Nashik respectively.

Discussion in the state of Duma: about the nickel environmental practice

At the Russian state in Duma, a roundtable discussion featuring Norilsk nickel representative was held. This extreme north industrial facilities modernization event with the economic development avenues and environmental sustainability addressed the result of project nickel plant shutdown that was completed by Nornickel in august year 2016. Along with duma committee the institute for environment initiated discussion for the industry, economic policy, business and innovation driven developments.

Nonnickel joined united nation global compact initiative in the sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. The main mission of the global compact is related to practical application and recognition by the worldwide business based on some basic principles on labor, human right, anticorruption and environment.

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