Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works to get new environmental management certificate

26 October 2007 (10:01)

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) has successfully undergone the re-certification audit procedure and proved its compliance with the international ISO 14001-2004 environmental management standard. The audit was conducted by TUV NORD CERT; it proved that MMK’s environmental management system is functioning properly, the company’s press officer reports.

The company introduced its environmental management system and had it certified in 2004. Every year since, MMK has been undergoing additional audit to prove its compliance with the standard. The last certificate was valid through November 2007, and the re-certification audit showed that the company meets all the international requirements and can be given the EN ISO 14001 : 2004 certificate. The certificate covers most of MMK’s departments, including the by-product coke department that used to be part of Russian Copper Company. The new certificate will be valid for three more years.

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works implemented a number of restoration and modernization projects on its premises, which led to the amount of harmful emissions decreasing by three times compared to 1991. The company has a long-term Environmental Program that provides for the use of the best existing conservation technologies in all of its divisions. The annual investments in the fulfillment of the Program come to more than 1 billion RUR.

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