Key climate action achievements in 2022

  • Proprietary global economy and climate change scenarios developed to assess climate-related risks and opportunities.
  • Climate change modelling until 2050 across the Company's footprint conducted, with key climate risk factors identified and their impact on the production assets of Norilsk, Energy, Kola and Trans-Baikal Divisions preliminarily assessed.
  • Transition risks and opportunities identified and their pilot assessment conducted.
  • A methodology developed to calculate an internal carbon price and an initiative launched to test its application in investment project evaluation.
  • Upstream Scope 3 GHG emissions calculated for the first time.
  • GHG emissions data verified by TÜV AUSTRIA Standards & Compliance, an international testing, inspection and certification company.
  • A report on Nornickel’s GHG emissions submitted to the Russian Ministry of Economic Development with a view to adding relevant data to the registry of GHG emissions.
  • The first stage of a system to monitor buildings and structures built on permafrost soils deployed in the Norilsk Industrial District.
Key climate action achievements in 2022

2022 performance highlightsGHG emissions and carbon footprint data include those of Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta OY.

7.7 million tonnes of CO2e
GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2)
2.2 million tonnes of CO₂e
Expected GHG emissions post Sulphur ProgrammeThis is a large-scale environmental project designed to capture and recover sulphur dioxide emissions at the Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant and the Copper Plant (both part of Nornickel’s Polar Division), dramatically reducing emissions. For more details on the Sulphur Programme, please see the Strategic Vision section, as well as the Company’s 2022 Annual Report and 2022 Sustainability Report.
3.9 million tonnes of CO2e
GHG emissions, Downstream Scope 3
1.8 million tonnes of CO2e
GHG emissions, Upstream Scope 3

Carbon footprint according to ISO 14044 (GWP 100), kg of CO2e per g of metal


Carbon footprint according to ISO 14044 (GWP 100), kg of CO2e per kg of product

8.3 Metallic nickel
1.8 Nickel sulphate
29.3 Metallic cobalt
2.4 Cobalt sulphate
6.0 Copper cathodes

Buildings and Structures Monitoring System project:

a total of 
165 facilities
in the Norilsk Industrial District surveyed and equipped with automated sensors, with their data fed into a single information and diagnostics system

>1,200 sensors

the Polar Division’s information and diagnostics system
developed and deployed across the Norilsk and Energy Divisions to collect, transfer, store, processes and analyse relevant data