Russia: Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga confirms standard correspondence

In June Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga LLC successfully passed the re-certification audit for the correspondence to the international standards of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. Bureau Veritas carried out the re-certification audit. SGK management system is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The first certification was carried out in 2011 according to…

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Ukraine: Volynugol mines cut off grid

The electricity supplier has cut the state enterprise Volynugol mines off grid because of the debt. “Since the second shift on July 4, the Regional Electric Networks has stopped supplying electricity to the Volynugol mines”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, wrote on his Facebook page. According to him, the regional…

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Kazakhstan: RCC signs cooperation memorandum with Kazgeologia

The Russian Copper Company and the National prospecting company Kazgeologia have signed a memorandum of cooperation in seeking out and developing non-ferrous and polymetallic ore deposits on the territory of Kazakhstan. “RCC has been operating in Kazakhstan for almost 15 years. We see the interest of the authorities in the cooperation development with Russian companies.…

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Russia: MMK’s environmental efforts and resource management recognized by industry competition

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) won the XV industry competition titled “Metal and Mining Enterprises with Highly Effective CSR”. The competition participants were 61 metal and mining enterprises. For the second year in a row, MMK is amongst the winners in the category “Environmental Protection and Resource Management”. MMK’s investments in environment protection last…

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Ukraine: striking miner gets into hospital

Nikolai Kovalchuk, an employee of the Novovolynskaya-10 mine, who took part in the underground strike demanding salary debts to be cleared, ended up in the hospital. According to Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, he suffered from vomiting and bleeding. Kovalchuk has been taken to the hospital by the mining rescuing…

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