APPENDIX 3 – UN GLOBAL COMPACT COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS
This section provides structured information to EVRAZ stakeholders on the Group’s sustainability-related policies, programmes and performance and serves as our Communication on Progress (COP) to the United Nations Global Compact.
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Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
EVRAZ has the Human Rights Policy that aligns with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The Group is monitored by trade unions, representatives from Russia’s Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights and other public organisations to reduce the risk of legal violations. The Company also performs due diligence throughout the lifecycle of its operations and regularly identify actual and potential risks regarding human rights violations. The hotline operates anonymously 24/7.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labour
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
EVRAZ signs collective agreements with industry tariff agreements.
The Group strictly prohibits any forms of slavery (such as child labour and forced labour) and conducts risk assessments to determine which parts of its own business and supplier and subcontractors are at high risk of committing modern slavery acts. EVRAZ has a Diversity and Inclusion Policy that expresses no tolerance for any form of discrimination.
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Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
In 2021 the Group has clarified a new goal for the period up to 2030 (with 2019 as the baseline year), which covers air emissions aspects.
We highlighted that the indicator for air emissions only applies to social dust (dust that affects the local population during coal transportation in residential areas).
Specifically, the indicator does not apply to all dust, but only to dust that is considered socially significant.
Goals set by EVRAZ for the period up to 2030:
|Protecting our natural environment|
|Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery||Corruption and bribery at EVRAZ are managed in accordance with the Anticorruption Policy and Anti-corruption Compliance System Policy. Corruption-related risks are analysed systematically at the end of each year by compliance managers. The most vulnerable risks are usually evaluated in a more detailed and comprehensive manner. Overall information about risks is usually further reported to the Audit Committee.|| ||Ethics and business conduct|