The Quality Management System at the Chelyabinsk Electrode Plant Certified by International Auditors

SGS S.A., an international audit company, has completed the audit of the quality management system at the Chelyabinsk Electrode Plant and issued an ISO 9001:2008 compliance certificate.

Quality management system audits take place once every four years. The aim of the audit is to verify that the quality management system of an enterprise is able to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements.

SGS representatives inspected the work of the Chelyabinsk plant’s production and maintenance divisions, and the quality assurance, sales, procurement and HR departments.

As a result the auditors have found that the Plant maintains the quality system management in accordance with international standards, and issued an ISO 9001:2008 compliance certificate to the Plant.

SGS S.A. (Société Générale de Surveillance) is a Swiss company providing independent survey, monitoring, testing and certification services. With a staff of over 90,000 employees, SGS has more than 2,000 offices and laboratories worldwide.

SGS’ services include survey and verification of goods’ quantity, weight and quality; testing of products according to various safety and quality metrics; certification of products, management systems and services for compliance with standards established by national governments, standardization bodies or SGS clients; verification of products’ and services’ compliance with requirements of national and international legislations.