On December 20, 2012. at JSC“Zaporizhstal” there was on-site meeting of standing commission of city council on ecology, dedicated to the issues of environmental-related activity of the Steel Works.

Jointly, with members of deputy commission on ecological issues, the mayor of the city Alexander Sin checked the progress of ecological project implementation on installation of dust gas cleaning equipment at sintering machine №1. Commissioning of new equipment would permit to achieve the decreasing of dust emission volumes on the order of 70% per year, sulphurous anhydride — more 28%, which would correspond not only to Ukrainian standards, but also to European standards of environmental management. Investments to the project amounted on the order of 240 million UAH.

“Today I personally made sure, that everything about what we were speaking with Rostislav Igorevitch, immediately after his appointment of General Director of JSC”Zaporizhstal” in context of ecology — is being implemented.”, — stressed on Аlexander Sin, мayor of Zaporozhye — “And today this was visually proved at the finished environmentally protected sites. Steel Works actually came up with delay in fulfilling its ecological measures, which had been put by the work schedule into city and regional ecological programs”.

In the course of the meeting, the General Director of JSC“Zaporizhstal” Rostislav Shurma informed in detail the members of city ecological commission on top-priority lines of nature protection activities of Steel Works for the last four months of 2012 and shared with his plans for the nearest future.

“We have no intentions to stop with what has already been achieved in solving of ecological problems”,- pointed out Rostislav Shurma, JSC“Zaporizhstal” General Director”,- “from now on we continue step-by- step equipping of our sintering machines by modern electrical precipitators and begin the construction of waste solutions regeneration plant of cold rolling mill, which permit us to solve the problem of disposal of untreated water to river Dnieper”. The project budget of regeneration plant amounts to 730 million UAH.

We remind that, JSC“Zaporizhstal” is certified according to the requirements of international ecological standard ISO 14001: 2004. In September 2012, there was audit checking of integrated system of management in the field of quality, ecology and labor safety of JSC“Zaporizhstal” by “Veritas” international bureau (Paris). The audit confirmed, that production activities of JSC“Zaporizhstal” during 2011-2012 were done in accordance with all international requirements and regulations of Ukrainian legislation in the field of environment protection.