03. About the Norilsk
Nickel Group

About the Norilsk Nickel Group

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The Norilsk Nickel Group is Russia’s leading metals and mining company, the world’s largest producer of palladium and nickel, and one of the biggest platinum producers. On top of that, the Group produces copper, cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, and sulphur.

In 2017, the Company accounted for 0.6% of Russia’s GDP, 2.4% of the national industrial output, 9.9% of metals production, and 2.2% of Russia’s exports.

For the purposes of the 2017 Sustainability Report, the Norilsk Nickel Group shall refer to MMC Norilsk Nickel and the entirety of operations forming the Norilsk Nickel Group.

Unless otherwise specified or required by the context, the terms “Company”, “Group”, “Nornickel” or “the Group companies” shall mean the Norilsk Nickel Group.

Quantitative indicators for certain areas of sustainable development pertain to the Group’s specific operations in accordance with Appendix 2 hereto.

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Production units of the Group are located in three countries — Russia, Finland and South Africa.

Its core businesses are based in Russia and have a vertically integrated structure.

Three main production sites in Russia are:

The Company’s Polar Division is located on the Taimyr Peninsula (Krasnoyarsk Territory) beyond the Arctic Circle. It is linked to other regions by inland waterways (the Yenisey River), marine transport (the Northern Sea Route) and air transport.

Kola MMC is located on the Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle. It is the leading industrial facility of the Murmansk Region and is completely integrated into the transport infrastructure of the Northwestern Federal District.

Bystrinsky GOK is located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of the Trans-Baikal Territory and is linked to other regions by rail.

In Finland, Norilsk Nickel operates Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta (part of the Group), the country’s only nickel refining plant.

In South Africa, the Company owns 50% of Nkomati, a nickel mine developed jointly with African Rainbow Minerals.

MMC Norilsk Nickel runs a global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, UK, China, USA, and Switzerland.

In addition to geology, energy, logistics, and support businesses, the Group comprises Gipronickel Institute, an R&D facility based in St Petersburg with branches in Norilsk and Monchegorsk. In total, the Group counts over 80 companies.


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