List of top environment polluters by Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk region has the highest concentration of Ukrainian companies polluting the environment, says the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

Two thirds of companies featured in a recent ranking prepared by the Ministry are located in four regions: 30 in Dnipropetrovsk region, 22 in Donetsk region, 9 in Zaporizhia region and 6 in Luhansk region.

Almost 50 million tons of waste has been accumulated on landfills in Ukraine, with 15 million additional tons being added every year.

Top 10 environment polluters in Ukraine: polluted wastewater discharge 

1. Kyivvodokanal

2. Azovstal in Mariupol, one of the biggest steel rolling companies in Ukraine

3. Lvivvodokanal

4. Dnipro Metallurgical Combine in Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk region, one of the biggest metallurgical companies

5. Dniprovodokanal

6. Zaporizhstal, Ukraine’s only manufacturer of cold-rolled sheets, used in car manufacturing; Ukraine’s fourth-largest steel maker, 54th in the world

7. Mykolayivvodokanal

8. Pavlohrad Regional Office of Water Supply and Sewage Treatment of DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia in Dnipropetrovsk region

9. Chernihivvodokanal

10. Miskvodokanal in Sumy


Top 10 environment polluters in Ukraine: waste generation

1. Pivnichnyy Mining and Processing Plant in Kryvyi Rih

2. Inhulets Iron Ore Enrichment Works in Kryvyi Rih

3. Tsentralnyy Mining and Processing Plant in Kryvyi Rih

4. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the largest steel manufacturer in Ukraine and largest manufacturer of both reinforcing bar and wire rod in the former Soviet Union. DTEK had been Ukraine’s largest private company by revenue, however due to separatists taking over its facilities in the War in Donbass ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is now the largest private company by revenue in Ukraine.

5. Yerystovkyy Mining and Processing Plant in Verkhni Plavni, Poltava region

6. Pivdennyy Mining and Processing Plant in Kryvyi Rih

7. Illich Iron & Steel Works in Mariupol, the second largest metallurgical enterprise in Ukraine, the only one to produce galvanized steel and tanks for liquid gases.

8. Novotroits’ke ore mine administration in Donetsk region

9. Ukrmekhanobr Mining and Processing Plant of Illich Iron & Steel Works in Kryvyi Rih

10. DTEK Dobropillia Processing Plant in Donetsk region


Top 10 air polluters in Ukraine 

1. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

2. Illich Iron & Steel Works in Mariupol

3. Burshtynska Thermal Power Plant of DTEK Zahidenerho in Ivano-Frankivsk region

4. Kurahovo Thermal Power Plant of DTEK Shidenerho in Donetsk region

5. DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia in Dnipropetrovsk region

6. Zaporizhia Thermal Power Plant, DTEK Dniproenerho in Enerhodar, Zaporizhia region

7. Vuhlehirska Thermal Power Plant, Tsentrenerho in Svitlodarsk, Donetsk region

8. Ladyzhynska Thermal Power Plant, DTEK Zahidenerho in Ladyzhyn, Vinnytsia region

9. Azovstal in Mariupol

10. Zaporizhstal