Our objective is to increase supply to and strengthen our presence in the premium, high-margin markets, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. We are growing the share of washed coal within our product portfolio, developing sales of premium sized coal and increasing the trading of semi-soft and hard coking coal with international and Russian metallurgical customers. Current investment in the development of new coal deposits is solely targeted at the most economically efficient projects. We also expect to maintain synergies from association with the Russian electric power industry by signing long-term contracts with energy producers.
From Murmansk in the west to Khabarovsk in the east, SUEK operates effectively in all climates and conditions. In heat, wind, ice and snow. Across eight Russian regions and seven time zones. Through forest, tundra and permafrost.
From urban centres to remote areas, SUEK’s operations are interwoven with the Russian landscape, people and economy, helping to sustain social wellbeing and development.
As one of the largest employers in the Russian coal industry, we provide jobs for almost 33,500 people across different regions, from miners and engineers to lab specialists and machine operators. We also invest in remote areas and provide opportunities for external contractors in local industries.
Wherever we operate, SUEK aims to bring stability and development. As one of Russia’s largest payers of tax, we directly support regional budgets while helping to develop social and economic infrastructure.
SUEK’s operations touch the lives of people of every age, nationality and background. People from every walk of life. From west to east, our business embraces and reflects the social diversity of Russia.
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SUEK cares deeply about the local communities where it operates. We support schools and programmes for children, as well as care initiatives for the elderly. And we provide internships for young people and students, investing in the future of our company and our country.
Wherever SUEK operates, we take care to minimise our impact on the local environments with which we interact. Looking to balance commercial interests with ecological considerations, we aim to tread responsibly as we move forward.
Through efficiency measures such as methane utilisation, coal washing, dust control, land reclamation and other measures we take responsibility for our actions and try to reduce our environmental footprint. We also seek to meet the demand for innovative technologies for the production of cleaner, high-grade coal.
How we create value
We create value in a number of ways within four key areas of activity:
Our cost-efficient mining activities deliver a sustainable supply of high-quality thermal coal. Using open-pit and underground mines, we produce brown and hard coal. By investing in regular upgrades of our production units, SUEK is able to maintain a leading position within its sector.
Washing and processing
Washing plants and processing facilities adjacent to our mines and open pits improve the quality of our coal. Washing reduces ash, increases heat content and ultimately improves our coal’s market value. The coal is also crushed and screened so that it can precisely meet customers’ size specifications without affecting quality.
The favourable location of our assets, with good access to key transport infrastructure, enables SUEK to reliably and cost-efficiently supply the major markets of Russia, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
SUEK’s extensive sales network ensures reliable coal supplies to customers in 38 countries. Our established offices in all key markets help mitigate business risks and allow us to sell products in local currency. More than 80% of our international sales are direct to end users.