Moscow, June 10, 2020 On May 26–29, the Swiss company SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) audited the integrated management system at EPM-Novosibirsk Electrode Plant. As a result of the audit, the plant's enterprise management system was rated highly in accordance with international standards.
EPM-NovEP's management system is audited on an annual basis. The audit resulted in a conclusion being made on the management system's compliance with international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018.
The Swiss certification body noted the positive dynamics of improvement in the management system, which makes it possible to modernize production, improve product quality, optimize processes, ensure production safety, and develop staff skills on an ongoing basis.
“Over the past twenty years, EPM-NovEP has confirmed compliance with international standards every year. A high assessment of the management system by the leading Swiss auditor is important for the enterprise and the entire EPM Group,” said Alexey Spektoruk, Managing Director of EPM-NovEP JSC.
EPM is a leading Russian company specializing in carbon and graphite products. Its core activity is the production of high-tech electrodes, cathodes, and other carbon and graphite products for steel smelting, aluminum, ferroalloy, silicon, chemical, and machine-building enterprises. It has customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. EPM Group includes the three largest electrode plants—Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, and Novocherkassk—as well as Donkarb Graphite LLC (sites in Novocherkassk and Chelyabinsk).
EPM-NovEP produces carbon and graphite electrodes, cathode blocks, ramming pastes, electrode paste, blast furnace blocks, and calcined petroleum coke. EPM-NovEP JSC is the only Russian supplier of large graphite male-female electrodes. Novosibirsk Electrode Plant's products are in demand around the world. Its consumers include producers of primary aluminum, metal silicon, ferroalloys, and steel in Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, North and South America, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
SGS S.A. (Société Générale de Surveillance) is a Swiss company that provides services for independent examination, control, testing, and certification.