Nornickel is Russia’s leading metals and mining company, No. 1 manufacturer of palladium and refined nickel, and one of the biggest platinum and copper producers. The Group also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, and sulphur.
The Nornickel Group’s core operations are prospecting, exploration, mining, concentration and processing of minerals along with the production, marketing and sales of non-ferrous and precious metals. The products are supplied to over 30 countries.
The Group’s production units are located in Russia (Norilsk Industrial District, Kola Peninsula and Trans-Baikal Territory with Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant under construction), Finland and South Africa. Nornickel’s core businesses in Russia are vertically integrated.
Nornickel’s Polar Division is the Group’s key production asset located beyond the Arctic Circle on the Taimyr Peninsula. It is linked to other regions by the Yenisey River, the Northern Sea Route and air.
The Company’s second largest production asset and the Murmansk Region’s leading industrial facility, JSC Kolskaya Mining and Metallurgical Company (Kola MMC) is located on the Kola Peninsula.
In Finland, Nornickel operates Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy, a nickel refining facility that became part of the Group after the acquisition of OM Group’s nickel business back in 2007. The plant is fully integrated into the Company’s production chain.
In South Africa, the Company owns 50% of shares in the Nkomati nickel mine.
In addition to the production facilities, the Company has its own sales network, fuel and energy companies, transport assets, a body of R&D units and a unique Arctic cargo fleet.
The Company’s securities are among the most liquid instruments on domestic and foreign equity markets. In Russia, the shares of MMC Norilsk Nickel are on the First Level quotation list of the Moscow Exchange and admitted to trading at the Saint-Petersburg Exchange. Its ADRs are traded on the US OTC market, and in the electronic trading system of OTC markets at the London, Berlin and Frankfurt stock exchanges. The Company’s ADRs are also included in the FTSE Russia IOB Index of the London Stock Exchange.
The Company views firm commitment to the principles of social and environmental responsibility as a prerequisite for its sustainable and effective development. In pursuing the business objectives, Nornickel puts its social mission first by complying with the principles of corporate social responsibility and building lasting relationships with the society, local communities across the corporate footprint and the Company’s employees.
As Russia’s largest metals and mining company and one of the nation’s most responsible employers, Nornickel pays special attention to the health and safety of its employees and environmental protection, and fully complies with the country’s applicable laws and regulations. The Company provides ample career opportunities for both young talents and professionals with extensive experience by supporting the employees who wish to improve their qualifications. Nornickel offers avenues for professional growth and encourages intra-Group mobility.
The Company’s commitment to the principles of social responsibility manifests itself in a number of practical initiatives, including, inter alia, those ensuring the sustainable development of the regions where we operate. The World of New Opportunities is among the Group’s major charitable programmes seeking to create a propitious environment and open up new opportunities in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Murmansk Region. It was designed to support and encourage public initiatives, develop social partnerships, promote new social technologies and foster soft skills among local communities.
The support of high-performance and mass sports and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle are an important part of the Company’s social policy. In addition to being a general partner of the XXIX International Winter Universiade that will take place in 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Nornickel is a partner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the Russian Olympic Committee and Russia’s Olympic team, Russia’s national football team and the Russian Football Union, the Russian Futsal Association and the Futsal to Polar Region Schools projects, the Night Hockey League and the World Legends Hockey League, the Russian Curling Federation and Curling Arctic Cup 2017. On top of that, Nornickel owns the CSKA professional basketball club and the Norilsk Nickel futsal club.
Nornickel is one of the world’s leading metals and mining companies laying emphasis on cooperation with international NGOs as a tool to exchange best practices in production, environmental protection, social policies and other applicable areas.