In 2021, the volume of Rosneft’s investments in environmental protection and nature restoration measures amounted to about 55 billion rubles.
The company presented an updated public position – “Rosneft: Contribution to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, emphasizing its commitment to high social and environmental standards. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were taken into account when developing and adopting the new Rosneft 2030 Agenda: A Credible Strategy for Energy and the Global Energy Transition.
A cautious attitude to natural resources is one of the company’s main priorities. Rosneft annually implements a number of investment measures and projects aimed at improving the environmental performance of production activities, reducing environmental impact and promoting the preservation of biodiversity.
In total, in 2018-2021, green investments aimed at increasing the beneficial use of associated petroleum gas (APG), improving pipeline reliability, effective water resource management, improving waste management and land reclamation exceeded 200 billion rubles.
In 2021, Rosneft reclaimed more than 470 hectares of historic heritage land, including more than 90% with the help of its own environmental services.
Rosneft is systematically increasing Euro-6 fuel production while improving environmental performance. The production and sale of Euro 6 fuel has made it possible to almost halve the total emissions of sulfur into the atmosphere.
More than 120 million small fish, including the fry of special value Siberian sturgeon, valuable Atlantic and black sea salmon, whitefish, whitefish, sterlet and moxon.
Rosneft traditionally pays special attention to reforestation, as forests are a natural sink for greenhouse gases. The company and its subsidiaries planted about 9.3 million seedlings of various types in 2021.
In 2021, the Company continued to improve the quality of wastewater discharged through the construction and reconstruction of water treatment facilities, including by reaching the design capacity of reconstructed treatment facilities and maintaining the efficiency of wastewater treatment at existing facilities.
As part of the development of the company’s culture, Rosneft continues to pay great attention to the issues of the responsible attitude of the company’s employees and contractors to the environment and to ensuring environmental safety.
JSC Novokuibyshevsk Refinery is the largest oil refinery among the plants of the Samara group of PJSC NK Rosneft. The Novokuibyshevsk Refinery has introduced innovative and resource-saving technologies, is rebuilding treatment facilities and water recycling systems, including operating a post-treatment unit using membrane bioreactor technology, which provides deep biological treatment of wastewater. Thanks to these innovations, over the past three years, the company has increased the use of recycled water to 95% and reduced river water consumption by 10.6%. Reconstruction of mechanical, physical and mechanical wastewater treatment facilities is underway.
NK Refinery conducts around-the-clock monitoring of the atmospheric air in real time using existing environmental health centers. All information is broadcast on the environmental screens that the company has installed this year.
A whole range of environmental measures are aimed at protecting nature. The employees of the Novokoyevsk Refinery take an active part in cleaning coastal areas from rivers, reservoirs and springs. Actively participate in the program for the formation of environmental culture for the younger generation, conduct lessons on environmental protection in educational institutions. The Foundation’s employees actively support federal environmental projects, such as Green Spring, Garden of Memory, Water of Russia, Clean Shores, Earth Hour, We Clean the World. In 2022, employees of NK Refinery planted more than 500 seedlings of Siberian cedar and young birch bushes in Novokubyshevsk. Actions to replenish the Green Box are an integral part of the environmental program and the preservation of the environment for future generations.
Oil refineries also carefully treat the replenishment of aquatic biological resources in the region: for many years, fry of valuable fish species – carp, silver carp, silver carp – were released into the waters of the Volga. In accordance with current trends in the management of cultural waste, NK refineries conduct a separate group of production and consumption waste.