In 2023, our efforts to ensure that chromium production is responsible and sustainable have been recognised by the International Chromium Development Association ‘Responsible Chromium’ Label which proves that Kazchrome has gone above and beyond the standard requirement needed to responsibly source chromium.
The label was achieved following an evaluation by the independent CSR agency Ecovadis. In 2023, the company successfully confirmed result of the previous year – received the EcoVadis Platinum Award. With 78 points out of 100 (75 points in 2022), Kazchrome was ranked in the top 1% of companies in the Manufacture of basic iron and steel industry receiving the highest score from EcoVadis.
This demonstrates our adherence to values including following safe processes and best practices, the ethical treatment of people and communities, abolishing child labour and modern slavery, the mitigation of environmental impact and the fight against corruption.
The Group’s commitment to the sustainable production of chromium is further highlighted by the tailings beneficiation facility currently being developed at Kazchrome.This facility is one of the world’s most advanced in terms of technology and automation, reducing the environmental impact of tailings. Other projects also includeconstructing a ferroalloy gas recycling power plant,recycling waste in our production activities including through briquetting gas purification dusts, and processing slags and sludge into more than 20 types of commercial products through ERG Recycling as part of our overall efforts to advance a circular economy.