The major trends of YANOS environment protection activities are the following:
- ensuring the compliance of there finery production activities to all the norms and regulations of environment protection legislation;
- performing the production facilities revamp and implementation of the new processes which allow to reduce the negative impact on the environment;
- personnel training on the issues of environment safety, generating the responsible attitude of personnel to environment protection;
- control for following the requirements of environmen tlegislation by contractor companies working at there finerysite.
JSC “Slavneft-YANOS” takes active part in implementing the city complex target program «Reducing the anthropogenic impact on the environment”. In the year 2007 the work was completed on developing the project initiated by YANOS aimed at organizing the common sanitary-protection area in the southern industrial district of Yaroslavl. During the years 2008 – 2017 more than 1,700 trees were planted on the territory of Yaroslavl and Yaroslavl municipal district and the costs for landscaping and planting of greenery in sanitary-protection area comprised more than 17 mln rubles.
For performing constant control on the ambient environment status at the Refinery there is an active environment analytical center which consists of the two laboratories: atmospheric air quality control and inspection of the pollution sources and the laboratory of effluent waters and drinking water control. Besides, Refinery has two mobile laboratories for environment monitoring and that allows to control constantly during day and night time the purity of atmospheric air both within the territory and in sanitary and protection area of the Refinery.
Effectiveness of environment protection activities of JSC “Slavneft-YANOS” is confirmed by the achieved results. As per results of operation in years 2009 and 2011 YANOS occupied the first line in the rating of environmental and utilities transparency of the Yaroslavl region enterprises, the survey was prepared by the international informational group "Interfax". In the year 2011 the Refinery was included within the first ten enterprises, and in year 2016 it became the leader of rating among the Russian refiners.
In the year 2017 YANOS actively performed the activities dedicated to the Year of Environment Protection. For the purposes of solving the issues of the Russian Federation environment protection development the Agreement was signed between three parties on the mutual cooperation between the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Natural Resource Use, Government of Yaroslavl region and JSC “Slavneft-YANOS” aimed at reducing the impact on the environment. Financing of the scheduled activities until the year 2020 will comprise more than 3.88 billion rubles. In the year of Environment Protection in the course of the Vth All-Russian congress for environment protection JSC “Slavneft-YANOS” was awarded with the certificate in the nomination “Active environment protection policy in the Year of Environment Protection” and was noted with the Diploma of the winner of XIII All-Russian competition “Leader of environment protection activities in Russia in the year 2017” in the nomination “The best and the most responsible enterprise in oil refining industry in terms of environment protection”.