NLMK Contributes to Worldsteel’s Global Decarbonization Program
Russian steel maker NLMK Group has been exploring potential avenues for cutting CO2 emissions as part of World Steel Association’s Step Up decarbonization programme. NLMK Group joined the Step Up programme in 2020. Together with Worldsteel experts, NLMK is developing measures to increase equipment productivity, decrease resource consumption, improve raw material quality, and boost the reliability of production processes. These measures are aimed at reaching global best practice levels in lowering GHG emissions.
NLMK Group has already made significant progress in reducing its CO2 emissions to become a global industry leader by level of emissions per tonne of product. Over the last five years, NLMK Group reduced its CO2 emissions per tonne of product (steel and pig iron for third-party sales) by 4%, from 1.98 tonnes in 2016 to 1.90 in 2020, while increasing its output. The Company’s 2023 target is to cut emissions by a further 3% to 1.84 tonnes.