11 May 2011
NLMK Product Quality Complies with International Standards
Novolipetsk has passed a series of audits conducted by TÜV SÜD, the independent German certifying agency.
TÜV SÜD experts examined the Company’s overall Quality Management System (QMS) confirming its compliance with international standard ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System – Requirements. They also confirmed NLMK’s QMS in HRC production compliance with the European Council Directive 97/23/EG Pressure Equipment and Technical Regulations AD 2000 W extending the scope of the certificate to incorporate carbon steel concast slab production as per DIN EN 10 028. In addition, experts confirmed that NLMK’s HRC production complies with Directive 89/106/EEC and the Company received the right to use the CE mark on steel produced for the construction industry
The auditors noted the successful QMS operation and improvements, as well as the regulatory base compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, European Council Directive 97/23/EC and Technical Regulations AD 2000 W, European Council Directive 89/106/EЕС.
The Company’s QMS operation received a positive appraisal from the auditors; previously issued certificates were re-validated, and the certificate scope as per European Council Directive 97/23/EG was extended.
The compliance of the Company’s Quality Management System to the international standard ISO 9001:2008 certifies that all business processes from signing the supply contracts to product deliveries comply with international requirements. The European Council Directives allow one to trace the quality of goods entering the European market and, their safety for the customers. The СЄ marking certifies the compliance of the hot-rolled product to the requirements of Directive 89/106/EЕС and therefore grants the right for the manufacturer’s products to be marketed on the European market.