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7 September 2018

Environmental laboratory of VIZ-Steel revalidated its conformance to Russian and international standards

Federal service Rosacreditation reconfirmed the conformance of the environmental laboratory of VIZ-Steel, the GO steel flat products global leading producer (a member of NLMK Group), to the requirements of Russian and international standards.

In the course of this three-day audit, the experts have assessed the quality management and corporate internal control systems, conditions of the laboratory production rooms, sufficiency of the measuring and analytical instrumentation available, qualification of workers, participation in external control programmes.

An important stage of the audit was blind control testing of soil, water, atmospheric industrial emission samples. Company environmentalists without an error managed to perform the task, they utterly accurately determined the content level of 34 chemical substances in them.
The experts have confirmed that the environmental laboratory of VIZ-Steel provides for high level of research of atmospheric air, industrial emissions, production wastes, soil, industrial, potable and natural water. The specialists in the department are highly qualified, they use effective methodologies and up-to-date equipment.

The outcome of the audit was the extension of validity of the certificate, that includes VIZ-Steel environmental laboratory into the register of certified testing centers.