2021 sustainability report

GRI
indicators

Environmental performance

Total water withdrawal

GRI 303-3/ SASB EM-MM-140a.1

Indicator, mcm Total water withdrawal Water withdrawn from external sources* Including
from surface water bodie from underground sources effluents from third parties natural water inflow municipal water supplies and other water utilities (excluding NTEС) from NTEC*
Group’s total 2021 45.,8 351.2 224.91 29.42 30.08 57.4 9.4 100.58
2020 484.1 374.9 259.75 30.91 29.16 46.75 8.29 109.24
2019 414.5 319.34 227.31 26.29 20.57 36.50 8.67 95.20
2018 453.5 356.79 254.28 28.275 21.28 44.15 8.84 96.70
2017 429.2 335.64 233.46 31.88 20.67 40.59 9.04 93.58
Incluing: Polar Division and Norilskenergo* 2021 78.7 29.8 0.00 0.00 5.47 24.36 0.00 48.9
2020 78.4 25.6 0.00 0.00 5.48 20.1 0.00 52.8
2019 69.6 26.5 0.00 0.00 13.66 12.85 0.001 43.12
2018 82.8 38.1 0.02 0.00 15.68 22.41 0.00 44.71
2017 100.1 44.5 0.02 0.00 15.07 29.44 0.00 55.61
Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company 2021 257.95 257.95 209.69 28.79 17.44 2.04 0.00 0.00
2020 286.0 286.0 234.62 30.63 18.0 2.7 0.00 0.00
2019 240.23 240.23 212.78 26.14 1.32 0.00 0.00 0.00
2018 269.47 269.47 241.23 28.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
2017 251.98 251.98 220.42 31.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kola MMC 2021 32.49 32.49 11.134 0.00 0.00 13.04 8.32 0.00
2020 38.2 38.2 21.3 0.00 0.00 8.7 8.3 0.00
2019 27.95 27.95 13.25 0.00 0.00 6.07 8.63 0.00
2018 32.82 32.82 11.75 0.00 0.03 12.39 8.65 0.00
2017 31.73 31.73 11.60 0.30 0.04 11.11 8.68 0.00

Water withdrawal by water source and type in 2021, mcm

GRI 303-3/ SASB EM-MM-140a.1

Indicator Total water withdrawal Including
Water from surface water bodies Water from underground sources Effluents from third parties Natural water inflow Water from municipal and other water utilities (excl. Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company) Sea or ocean water Water from Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company
Group’s total 351.2 224.9 29.4 30.1 57.4 9.4 0.02 100.6
incl. fresh water 224.9 29.4 14.6 10.4 9.4 0.0 100.6
incl. other water 0.02 0.0 15.4 47.0 0.0 0.02 0.02

incl. other water

GRI 303-1 303-2 303-3 / SASB EM-MM-140a.1

Branches and business units Water bodies used for water withdrawal and the scale of impact associated with the Company Water bodies used for wastewater discharge and the scale of impact associated with the Company
Polar Division Water is withdrawn from the Yenisey River, the water bodies of the Norilsk-Pyasino water system and the Kara Sea.
The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies.
Wastewater is discharged into water bodies of the Yenisey River and Norilsk-Pyasino water system. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies.
Polar Transport Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel
Krasnoyarsk Transport Di­vision of MMC Norilsk Nickel
Medvezhy Ruchey
Norilskgazprom
Norilsktransgaz
Norilsknickelremont
Polar Construction Compa­ny
Norilsk Production Support Complex
NN Technical Services
Taimyr Fuel Company
Yenisey River Shipping Company
Norilsk Airport
Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company
Pechengastroy
Norilskpromtransport
Norilsk Trading and Produc­tion Association
Renons LLC
Lesosibirsk Port
Murmansk Transport Divi­sion of MMC Norilsk Nickel Water is withdrawn from the water bodies of the Barents Sea. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies. Wastewater is discharged into the water bodies of the Barents Sea. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies.
Kola MMC
Taimyr Fuel Company
GRK Bystrinskoye Water is withdrawn from the Amur River. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies. Wastewater is discharged into the Amur River. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies.
Zapolyarye Health Resort
ООО «Санаторий «Заполярье» Water is withdrawn from the Black Sea. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies. Wastewater is discharged into the Black Sea. The Company’s operations do not have a material impact on the water bodies.

Water use

Indicator, mcm Total water used Including Water recycled and reused as percentage of total water used, %
utility water production Including
water reused water recycled
Group’s total 2021 1,280.82 25.19 1,255.65 31.60 1,052.07 84.6
2020 1,458.13 23.01 1,435.12 31.17 1,229.04 86.4
2019 1,343.53 18.76 1,324.77 30.70 1,141.32 87.2
2018 1,412.13 20.08 1,392.04 31.46 1,178.47 85.7
2017 1,342.07 18.53 1,323.54 32.64 1,105.40 84.8
ncluing: Incluing: Polar Division and Norilskenergo1* 2021 36.98 1.22 35.4 0.37 0.0 60.0
2020 33.74 1.71 31.66 0.38 0.0 66.76
2019 23.70 1.44 20.95 0.83 0.47 58.30
2018 34.98 3.69 28.69 1.86 0.72 72.66
2017 45.29 6.28 33.40 4.96 0.66 73.0
Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company 2021 88.2 0.00 6.91 0.0 81.28 3.0
2020 104.85 0.00 8.79 0.1 96.05 3.0
2019 74.56 0.00 2.10 0.004 72.46 1.13
2018 91.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 91.55 1.36
2017 78.16 0.00 0.00 0.01 78.15 0.392
Kola MMC 2021 27.5 25.91 0.88 0.71 0.00 122.0
2020 25.82 25.15 0.67 0.00 0.00 126.7
2019 22.07 21.81 0.26 0.00 0.00 124.43
2018 25.59 25.47 0.13 0.00 0.00 148
2017 22.27 22.25 0.02 0.00 0.00 142.93

Total effluents* and pollutants discharged*

GRI 303-4

Indicator Total effluents, mcm Including Pollutants in effluents, kt
insufficiently treated contaminated untreated treated to standard quality at treatment facilities standard clean (without treatment)
Group’s total 2021 193.8 33.75 60.31 4.92 94.77 237.0
2020 202.42 33.07 54.80 4.34 110.21 244.34
2019 142.35 26.22 35.98 4.56 75.60 210.62
2018 164.45 30.96 34.26 6.59 92.60 232.37
2017 147.55 28.63 33.52 6.13 79.26 216.63
Incluing: Polar Division and Norilskenergo* 2021 36.98 1.22 35.4 0.37 0.0 60.0
2020 33.74 1.71 31.66 0.38 0.0 66.76
2019 23.70 1.44 20.95 0.83 0.47 58.30
2018 34.98 3.69 28.69 1.86 0.72 72.66
2017 45.29 6.28 33.40 4.96 0.66 73.0
Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company 2021 88.2 0.00 6.91 0.0 81.28 3.0
2020 104.85 0.00 8.79 0.1 96.05 3.0
2019 74.56 0.00 2.10 0.004 72.46 1.13
2018 91.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 91.55 1.36
2017 78.16 0.00 0.00 0.01 78.15 0.392
Kola MMC 2021 27.5 25.91 0.88 0.71 0.00 122.0
2020 25.82 25.15 0.67 0.00 0.00 126.7
2019 22.07 21.81 0.26 0.00 0.00 124.43
2018 25.59 25.47 0.13 0.00 0.00 148
2017 22.27 22.25 0.02 0.00 0.00 142.93

NOx, SОx and other significant air emissions, including their type and weight*

GRI 305-7

Indicator, kt Group’s total Polar Division Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company Kola MMC
Total amount 2021 1,646.9 1,601.4 12.6 19.6
2020 1,968.12 1,857.51 10.06 83.37
2019 1,952.66 1,819.18 10.65 110.79
2018 1,926.63 1,789.01 11.69 117.45
2017 1,845.55 1,705.00 11.51 121.88
Incluing: Nitrogen oxides 2021 11.38 0.67 8.34 1.41
2020 9.96 0.6 6.9 1.63
2019 10.31 0.55 7.19 1.75
2018 11.22 0.61 8.02 1.76
2017 11.40 1.56 7.88 1.23
Sulphur dioxide 2021 1,601.40 1,585.18 0.1 15.78
2020 1,910.77 1,836.88 0.01 73.23
2019 1,898.14 1,798.64 0.001 99.36
2018 1,869.62 1,764.65 0.002 104.82
2017 1,784.97 1,675.85 0.003 109.07
Solids 2021 8.89 3.89 0.002 1.21
2020 14.55 4.07 0.002 6.13
2019 13.31 4.21 0.002 6.98
2018 14.51 5.55 0.003 7.57
2017 13.42 6.06 0.004 6.87

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method, mt

GRI 306-3 306-4 306-5 MM3/ SASB EM-MM-150a.8

Indicator Total, mt Including
Polar Division Kola MMC GRK Bystrinskoye*
Waste-related activity Generation 2021 156.42 13.68 7.47 85.45
2020 145.23 14.76 8.07 87.53
2019 36.42 15.62 7.85
2018 30.72 15.71 8.31
2017 31.93 23.26 8.61
Waste input from third par­ties 2021 1.58 0.35 0 0
2020 0.97 0.10 0 0
2019 0.63 0.57 0
2018 3.07 3.04 0
2017 0.03 0.03 0
In­house waste recycling 2021 23.7 6.15 4.01 3.87
2020 34.25 10.55 6.07 12.13
2019 22.77 14.34 4.25
2018 21.63 15.79 2.46
2017 20.76 17.75 3.01
In­house waste treatment 2021 0.0001 0 0.00 0
2020 0.004 0 0.002 0
2019 0.003 0 0.001
2018 0.006 0 0.006
2017 0.001 0 0
Waste transfer to third parties (for recycling or treatment) 2021 5.76 5.39 0.04 0.003
2020 3.48 3.23 0.04 0.003
2019 0.50 0.24 0.014
2018 1.52 0.03 0.01
2017 0.07 0.04 0.02
Waste transfer to third parties (for disposal) 2021 0.58 0.16 0 0
2020 0.25 0.14 0 0.001
2019 0.64 0.07 0
2018 1.64 0.08 0
2017 0.11 0.07 0
Waste disposal at in­house waste disposal sites 2021 127.5 6.03 3.41 77.32
2020 111.24 2.26 2.73 76.33
2019 6.03 3.22 2.81
2018 10.97 3.72 5.83
2017 12.67 7.08 5.59

Waste management in 2021 by hazard class and waste type, kt

GRI 306-3 306-4 306-5 MM3/ SASB EM-MM-150a.4 EM-MM-150a.5 EM-MM-150a.6 EM-MM-150a.7 EM-MM-150a.8

Indicator, kt Hazard class 1 Hazard class 2 Hazard class 3 Hazard class 4 Incl. mining waste and tailings Hazard class 5 Incl. mining waste and tailings Total Incl. hazard classes 1–4 waste (% of total)
Generation 0.04 0.05 5.64 1,487.1 0.00 154,923.27 151,240.4 156,416.09 1%
Waste generation after treat­ment 0.00 0.00 1.34 1.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.37 100%
Waste input from third parties 0.00 0.01 1.07 104.82 0.00 1,478.10 0.00 1,584.00 7%
In-house waste recy­cling 0.00 0.00 1.57 0.59 0.00 23,694.31 21,273.95 23,696.46 0.01%
incl. direct recycling 0.00 0.00 0.87 0.02 0.00 13,536.22 12,351.98 13,537.12 0.01%
incl. other recycling activities and pro­cessing 0.00 0.00 2.04 1.60 0.00 10,158.08 8,921.97 10,161.72 0.04%
In-house waste treatment 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.10 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.14 79%
Waste transfer to third parties (for pro­cessing or recycling) 0.00 0.04 4.08 131.56 0.00 5,630.11 1,807.40 5,765.79 2.4%
Waste transfer to third parties (for treat­ment) 0.04 0.01 1.60 0.73 0.00 0.15 0.00 2.52 94%
Waste transfer to third parties (for dispos­al) 0.00 0.00 0.03 228.38 0.00 347.66 0.00 576.07 40%
Transfer to local munic­ipal solid waste op­erator 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.54 0.00 1.85 0.00 15.40 88%
Waste dis­posal at in­house waste disposal sites 0.00 0.00 0.09 1,327.46 0.00 126,171.85 124,928.5 127,499.4 1%

Social performance

Benefits for employees of Polar Division

GRI 401-2

Benefits Full-time work Temporary work* Seasonal work Part-time work
full-time work part-time work full-time work part-time work full-time work part-time work
Reimbursement of vacation travel expenses (incl. return fare) + + + + +* +* *
All kinds of financial aid + + + + + + +
Health resort treatment and vaca­tions + + + +
Vouchers for children's wellness recreation tours + + + +
Pension plans + + + +
Termination benefits (apart from those prescribed by the applica­ble law) + + + + +* +* +*

Benefits for employees of Kola MMC

Benefits Full-time work Temporary work* Seasonal work* Part-time work
full-time work part-time work full-time work part-time work full-time work part-time work
Reimbursement of vacation travel expenses (incl. return fare) + + + +
All kinds of financial aid + + + + *
Health resort treatment and vaca­tions + + + + *
Vouchers for children's wellness rec­reation tours + + + + *
Pension plans + + + +
Termination benefits (apart from those prescribed by the applicable laws) + + + +

Headcount by type of employment, gender and region, employees

GRI 102-8

Indicator 2021
Total male female
Total headcount as at the latest reporting date 77,755 54,663 23,092
Contractors working under civil contracts as at the lat­est reporting date 1,129 784 345
Employees as at the latest reporting date 76,626 53,879 22,747
Employees working under fixed-term contracts (tem­porary and seasonal jobs) as at the latest reporting date 3,944 2,353 1,591
including in the Norilsk Industrial District 2,616
including in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (except for NID) 136
including in the Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 194
including in Moscow and other regions of Russia 898
including in the Trans-Baikal Territory 100
Employees working under unlimited contracts (permanent jobs) as at the latest reporting date 72,682 51,526 21,156
including in the Norilsk Industrial District 48,652
including in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (except for NID) 3,929
including in the Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 11,719
including in Moscow and other regions of Russia 5,769
including in the Trans-Baikal Territory 2,613
Full-time employees as at the latest reporting date 75,773 53,312 22,461
Part-time employees as at the latest reporting date 80 29 51

New and terminated employments (by gender, age and region of operations) in 2021, employees

GRI 401-1

Indicator 2021
New hires 17,642
including male 12,568
including male 5,074
including 29 y. o. and below 6,077
including 30 through 44 y. o. 8,098
including 45 y. o. and above 3,467
including in the Norilsk Industrial District 12,125
including in the Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 1,327
including in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (except for NID) 923
including in Moscow and other regions of Russia 2,648
including in the Trans-Baikal Territory 619
Terminated employments 14,803
including male 10,697
including female 4,106
including 29 y. o. and below 3,534
including 30 through 44 y. o. 6,255
including 45 y. o. and above 5,022
including in the Norilsk Industrial District 10,065
including in the Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 1,616
including in the Krasnoyarsk Territory (except for NID) 973
including in Moscow and other regions of Russia 1,593
including in the Trans-Baikal Territory 564

Employee outflow ratio by region in 2021, %

Indicator 2021
Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 13.6
Krasnoyarsk Territory (excluding NID) 23.9
Moscow and other regions of Russia 23.9
Norilsk Industrial District (NID) 19.6
Trans-Baikal Territory 20.8

Employee inflow ratio by region in 2021, %

Indicator 2021 2021
Kola Peninsula Industrial District (Murmansk Region) 11.1
Krasnoyarsk Territory (excluding NID) 22.7
Moscow and other regions of Russia 39.7
Norilsk Industrial District (NID) 23.7
Trans-Baikal Territory 22.8

Employee outflow ratio by by gender and age in 2021, %

Indicator 2021
Employee outflow, total 19.4
Employee outflow, male 19.9
Employee outflow, female 18.0
Employee outflow, 29 y. o. and below 31.5
Employee outflow, 30 through 44 y. o. 16.7
Employee outflow, 45 y. o. and above 20.0

Employee inflow ratio by gender and age in 2021, %

Indicator 2021
Employee inflow, total 23.1
Employee inflow, male 23.3
Employee inflow, female 22.3
Employee inflow, 29 y. o. and below 54.1
Employee inflow, 30 through 44 y. o. 21.6
Employee inflow, 45 y. o. and above 13.8

Number of employees on maternity and/or childcare leave in 2021

GRI 401-3

Indicator 2021
Employees on maternity and/or childcare leave as at the year-end 1,528
including male 58
including female 1,470
Employees back from maternity and/or childcare leave over the year 771
including male 51
including female 720

Assessment of employees in Russia, % of average headcount

GRI 401-3

Indicator Blue-collar employees White-collar employees Managers Group total
Competency assessment
Share of employ­ees covered by competency assessment 0.7 19.7 36.3 10.0
Share of male em­ployees covered by competency assessment 0.8 25.3 38.0 10.0
Share of female employees cov­ered by competency assessment 0.2 17.9 31.1 9.9
KPI-based assessment
Share of employ­ees covered by KPI-based as­sessment 0.1 50.2 64.0 19.9
Share of male em­ployees covered by KPI-based as­sessment 0.1 45.5 60.0 15.6
Share of female employees cov­ered by KPI-based assessment 0.1 54.4 76.6 31.0

Key occupational injury rates by region and gender in 2021

GRI 403-9 GRI 403-10

Indicator Across Norilsk Nickel Group Kola Peninsula Industrial District Norilsk Industrial District Krasnoyarsk Territory (except for NID) Trans-Baikal Territory Moscow and other regions
Fatal workplace injuries, including: 11 0 11 0 0 0
men 11 0 11 0 0 0
women 0 0 0 0 0 0
FIFR 0.1 0 0.15 0 0 0
Lost time workplace injuries, including: 42 9 24 5 4 0
men 36 9 19 4 4 0
women 6 0 5 1 0 0
LTIFR 0.38 0.54 0.33 0.71 0.83 0
High-consequence work-related injury rate 0.12 0.18 0.13 0.14 0 0
Total record­ed workplace injuries in ac­cordance with the Russian labour laws (minor + high­conse­quence + fa­tal) 53 9 35 5 4 0
men 47 9 30 4 4 0
women 6 0 5 1 0 0
Severe injuries 13 3 9 1 0 0
men 11 3 7 1 0 0
women 2 0 2 0 0 0
Occupational diseases 213 70 137 5 1 0
men 202 59 137 5 1 0
women 11 11 0 0 0 0
Occupational disease rate 1.94 4.23 1.91 0.71 0.21 0
Lost day rate 23.39 22.01 28.52 8.08 0 0
Absentee rate* 3.58 4.29 3.64 4.24 1.37 2.06
Injury rate* 0.48 0.54 0.49 0.71 0.83 0
Hours worked, mil­lion 109.95 16.55 71.73 7.08 4.84 9.75
Total record­ed workplace injuries among con­tractors’ em­ployees en­gaged at the Group’s sites, in accordance with the Rus­sian labour laws 30 4 21 0 5 0
men 30 4 21 0 5 0
women 0 0 0 0 0 0
including fa­talities: 2 0 2 0 0 0
men 2 0 2 0 0 0
women 0 0 0 0 0 0

Employees and contractors covered by the corporate Health and Safety Management System (HSMS)

GRI 403-8

HSMS coverage including HSMS that underwent an internal audit including HSMS that underwent an external audit or another independent review
Headcount of the Group’s business units that have HSMS in place 74,603 53,496 36,404
Share of employees of the Group’s business units covered by HSMS in the Group’s total headcount, % 100 71.6 48.7
Headcount of contrac­tors working at the Group's sites and covered by HSMS 8,010 4,804 1,763
Share of employees of contractors covered by HSMS in the total headcount of contrac­tors, % 100 60 22

Fines and non-financial sanctions related to environmental and social impacts in 2021

GRI 307-1 GRI 419-1

Indicator Number of nonfinancial sanctions Number of fines im­posed Amount of fines, RUB '000
Total fines and non-financial sanctions 481 394 55,072
Environmental laws and regulations 54 108 11,930
Anti-competitive behaviour and breach of anti-trust laws 1 2 20
Non-compliance with labour laws 14 19 686.5
Non-compliance with health and safety laws 44 49 4,375
Non-compliance with consumer protection laws, including with respect to product information and la­belling 7 8 170
Non-compliance with marketing (advertising) regulations 0 0 0
Non-compliance with regulations on the impact of products and services on health and safety 0 3 150
Failure to time­ly comply with the improvement notices issued by regulatory authorities 40 39 4,773
Non-compliance with fire safety requirements 45 14 1,612
Breach of sanitary and epidemiological laws unrelated to product re­quirements 18 14 460
Breach of capital construction laws 48 34 6,335
Breach of industrial safety laws 124 56 19,250
Breach of transportation security laws 34 6 868
Other grounds 52 42 4,443

In 2021, the Group companies accrued RUB 55.1 mln* in fines under 394 imposed sanctions, including 108 for environmental impact, 19 for breach of labour laws, and 267 imposed on other grounds.