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"AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS" is certified according to the international energy management system standard

24 January 2013

"AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS" (Metinvest Group) has successfully passed certification audit for compliance with international standard ISO 50001:2011 "Energy Management Systems". Experts of international certification company "TÜV SÜD Ukraine" confirmed high level of competence for certification and it was decided to grant international certificate ISO 50001:2011 to the enterprise.

«AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS», was the first among enterprises in the metallurgical industry in Ukraine that proceeded to new standard implementation, having concluded contract for certification conduct with auditing company «TÜV SÜD Ukraine» in February 2013, and the first enterprise that passed certification audit for compliance with international standard ISO 50001:2011. In the course of certification audit experts of «TÜV SÜD Ukraine» checked availability of the required documents and their compliance with standard in different subdivisions of the enterprise.

At the enterprise major preparatory efforts were exerted when making preparations for certification audit. Specialists of Chief Power Engineer Administration in consultation with «TÜV SÜD Ukraine» prepared basic package of documents that provided structured and comprehensive guidance to optimize consumption of energy resources and system management of the process according to the requirements set forth in the standard.

Enver Tskitishvili, Director General of PJSC «AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS», noted: «Obtaining ISO 50001:2011 certificate automatically brings us to a new level of interaction with customers. It makes a great difference in the present situation when we need to fight for each customer. In addition, the implemented energy management standard will bring direct economic benefits in terms of reduced cost of our products as also it will improve international image of Metinvest Group and enterprise. Energy management system is of high-priority when concluding the contracts with potential consumers of our products, so for us obtaining of ISO 50001:2011 is a prestige and strengthening of steel market positions».

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PJSC «AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS» is a modern high-technology enterprise manufacturing wide range of steel products: slabs, bars, shapes, railway rails, rail fasteners, square billets, plates and products of metallurgical slag.

The following performance indicators were achieved in 2011: iron — 4.8 mln. t, steel — 5.5 mln. t, rolled products — 5.3 mln. t, bulk coke (6% moisture) — 2.3 mln. t.

«AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS» being a part of Metinvest Group makes the top three in the industrial rating of metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine. It is the only Ukrainian manufacturer of high-quality steel plates with thickness of 6-200 mm and width of 1500-3200 mm for shipbuilding, power engineering and special machine building, etc. «AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS» is a leading enterprise in Ukraine — manufacturer of railway rails and rail fasteners.

At year-end 2011, the enterprise ranked the first in the city contest «Mariupol Tower 2011» in the nomination «Discovery of the Year» with project «Mastering of BOF rail steel production». In the nomination «Socially Responsible Large and Mid-Size Business Enterprise» «AZOVSTAL IRON & STEEL WORKS» received laureate diploma.

The enterprise successfully cooperates with educational establishments within the framework of project «School-University-Enterprise» investing in training and development of modern qualified young professionals for the enterprise needs.

Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies that manages assets in each segment of production chain, from extraction of iron ore raw materials and coal as well as coke production up to manufacture of steel semi-finished and finished products, pipes and coils and also manufacture of other high-value-added products. The Group incorporates mining and metallurgical enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and USA and has sales network covering all global key markets. The main shareholders of Metinvest Group are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart Holding (23.75%) that manage the Company collaboratively.

«METINVEST HOLDING» LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.