19 July 2007

Independent auditors confirm compliance of NLMK with international standards

NLMK is pleased to announce that its Environment Management System has passed an oversight audit for compliance with the international standard ISO-14001:2004 “Environment management system” conducted by an independent certifying body TÜV CERT (Germany). The company also passed a recertification audit of its Quality management system to comply with the requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2002 “Quality management systems. Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2000 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations”.

Under the audit procedure at NLMK’s steel production site in Lipetsk, the TUV CERT experts have investigated all management system processes, workflow procedures and operating activities of production units and technical support services. The auditors have confirmed NLMK’s compliance with international environmental requirements and automotive industry quality standards.

The recertification audit confirmed compliance of NLMK’s Quality management system with the requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2002, extending the scope of this certificate to the BOF shop products.

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Management systems applied at NLMK are certified by the certification authority TÜV CERT (Germany) and conform to the international standards ISO 9001:2000, ISO/ТS 16949:2002 and ISO 14001:2004. The Company’s policy is aimed at further implementation and development of the systematic methods of business management. By the end of 2007 NLMK is planning to pass a final certification audit for the compliance with OHSAS 18001 “Health and safety management systems” conducted by the international certification authority Bureau Veritas Certification.