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4 May 2009

NLMK Quality Management System complies with international standards

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) is pleased to announce that its quality management system has passed an oversight audit conducted by TUV CERT, the independent German certifying agency.

During the audit procedure at NLMK’s steel production site in Lipetsk, TUV CERT experts examined the overall Quality Management System confirming its compliance with international standards ISO 9001:2000. Also they confirmed NLMK’s Quality Management System in hot-rolling production for compliance with European Council Directive - 97/23/EG and Technical regulations - AD 2000 W. NLMK’s rolled steel products used in construction sector, as it was confirmed by the experts, complies with Directive 89/106/EEC and received the right to use mark «СЄ» on steel produced for the construction industry.

The TUV CERT experts checked all management system processes, the proper application and execution of regulatory acts, workflow procedures and operating activities in production units and technical support services. NLMK’s compliance with international requirements and the right to use mark «СЄ» on steel products for construction was confirmed by the certifying agency.

For reference:
The compliance of the company’s quality management system to the international standard ISO 9001 : 2000 certifies that all business processes from signing the supply contracts to product deliveries comply with international requirements.
The European Union directives system traces the quality of the goods entering the European market and their safety for customers and environment.
«СЄ» mark certifies the compliance of the product to the requirements of the directives and therefore grants the right to be marketed on the European market.