Ural Steel passes two international audits

Ural Steel confirmed the compliance of its Environmental Management System (EMS) and its occupational health and safety management system with international standards during the four-day inspection conducted by the international certification agency Bureau Veritas Certification. The experts’ audit covered virtually all divisions of the unit.
 
During the recertification, Ural Steel confirmed EMS’s adherence to the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 international standard. The auditors stated that all the prerequisites of the standard have been fulfilled. They also noted the continuous reduction in hazardous emissions, conformance to all legal requirements to environmental management and implementation of environmental safety measures as part of the investment programme. The audit of the occupational health and safety management system affirmed its compliance with OHSAS 18001 international standard and showed its effectiveness in maintaining employee health and safety.
 
Marina Khmel, an expert at Bureau Veritas Certification, said, “Ural Steel showed good results in EMS. Having completed the audit, we will recommend that the unit be issued with a 3-year certificate. In addition, Ural Steel proved the capabilities of its health and safety management system. We noted the positive trend in reduction of the number of incidents. The increase in resources allocated to the initiatives targeted at improvements in EMS and occupational health and safety is also important.”
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