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11 June 2010 NLMK Group

Auditors confirm NLMK’s Quality Management System complies with international standards

Novolipetsk Steel has passed the recertification audit conducted by TÜV SÜD, the independent German certifying agency. This confirms that the company complies with international standard ISO 16949:2009 Quality Management Systems. Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations.

TÜV SÜD experts checked all Quality Management System (QMS) processes including the company’s application and execution of regulatory acts as well as all production and service operations related to the manufacture of flats for the automotive industry. Following the inspection, TÜV SÜD confirmed the full compliance of the Company’s technical and organizational processes, as well as all QMS processes with ISO/TS 16949:2009.

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Compliance with ISO/TS 16949 requirements enables the manufacturer to supply to the global automotive industry (IATF). NLMK was the first Russian steelmaking company to be granted the Quality Management System Certificate of Compliance with the requirements of international standard ISO/TS 16949 in 2004. In 2007 the Company successfully passed the recertification audit which expanded the certificate’s scope to include steelmaking operations. As a result, NLMK was granted a new compliance certificate. The certificate currently covers the production of slabs, hot-rolled and cold-rolled flats of carbon and low-alloy steel in coils and sheets, including galvanized products for the automotive industry.