Kyshtym Copper Electrolyte Plant is the oldest metallurgical plant in the Urals, surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes, blue lakes, and real paradises. We constantly feel our responsibility for maintaining a favorable ecological environment and rational use of natural resources.
Over the years of its existence, the plant has been repeatedly modernized, new types of products have been manufactured, and production volumes have increased. Along with improving the quality of products and working conditions, issues of environmental safety are constantly being addressed, the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation are being met.
KMEZ regularly introduces modern equipment and technological processes with the best available technologies (BAT). For instance in 2018, new gas cleaning equipment of the German company LÜHR FILTER was installed at the main copper smelting unit of the plant – the MAERZ furnace, which made it possible to achieve the maximum degree of purification of gases entering the environment.
Since 2019, the plant has organized a closed circulating water supply cycle, stopping discharge of industrial wastes and stormwater runoff from the plant into environment.
There is an accredited environmental laboratory operating at the plant, which daily carries out industrial laboratory analysis of industrial emissions, atmospheric air in the residential area and in the working area.
In 2020, an audit of the environmental management system was carried out by the German certification body TṺV NORD CERT GmbH for the compliance of production with the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001, which has been in effect at the plant since 2000. The environmental management system of the plant is aimed to prevent and reduce the negative impact on the environment, reduce the environmental risks of production to the minimum level.
Management and specialists of the plant constantly cooperate with the Ministry of Ecology of the Chelyabinsk Region, with the administration and residents of the Kyshtym urban district on environmental protection issues.