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KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT summed up the implementation of “5 Stars” program for the first half

21 June 2013

KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT summed up the implementation of “5 Stars” program for the first-half. Employee incentive program for the results of the activity in the area of the work safety was developed and implemented in 2011. Best employees were awarded with “Gold Stars” and they received cash bonuses.

On the fifth of June the meeting of Plant Expert Commission took place during which the candidates for awarding of “Gold Stars” and their health, environment and fire safety improving proposals were considering. There are 39 applicants who gave 49 propositions. 16 of them were awarded by distinctive emblems and bonuses in amount of 3 700 UAH.

The most scores among the prize winners received Alieksei Kirillov, repairman; Serhei Prokhorov, foreman of railway transport enterprises of Railway Shop; Aleksandr Murychev, electrician of ML. 

Under conditions of the current system, "Golden Stars" shall be awarded twice a year, no later than December 5 and June 5. According to results of half-year period of the plant in whole, maximum 16 "Golden Stars" can be awarded to employees of the divisions. All employees of the company from senior and middle management to workers of structural divisions are involved in the functioning of the system "5 Stars".

"The issue of labour protection and industrial safety is a priority at the enterprise”, Alexander Smagin, Head of Labour Protection and Industrial Safety Department, commented. "Human life and health is one of the core values for the company, and we do our best to reduce the level of accidents and occupational diseases at our facility to zero. But in this process, the main role is played by the employees as, if the team understands that improvements in labour protection is a constant, continuous work, then the safety level will be high".

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PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANTis one of the largest enterprises in the CIS manufacturing longitudinal SAW large diameter pipes (508-1422 mm in diameter) with external anticorrosion and internal anticorrosion or flow coating for main oil and gas pipelines. Plant’s facilities permit to manufacture 1.3 mln. tons of pipes per year, including about 700 thous. tons of coated pipes.

The integrated Management System ensuring stable high quality of the products to the customers is functioning at                   “Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT”. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, API Spec Q1, DSTU ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001 create its foundation. Products of the plant are certified according to API, EN standards and in the national system UkrSEPRO. Welding processes are certified as per ISO 3834-2.

2011 became the record year for “KHARTSYZSK PIPE” over the last 20 years for all production performance. More than 630 thous. tons of large diameter pipes were produced in January-December, 2011.

“KHARTSYZSK PIPE PLANT” became the first company among Ukrainian enterprises of Metinvest Group which started to            implement “Lean enterprise” program in September, 2010 and obtained tangible results.

Priority directions of social policy of KHARTSYZSK PLANT as town-forming enterprise are of social programs and activities in the spheres of education, health, improving urban infrastructure. In 2011, the amount of social investments of the Enterprise totaled more than 1.3 million. hrn.

“Khartsyzsk PIPE PLANT” is a part of Metallurgical Division of Metinvest Group.

METINVEST GROUP is a vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. Metinvest Group is structured into two operating divisions: Metallurgical and Mining Divisions and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, and to deliver sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles, providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks. The Group generated US$6.74 billion of            revenues and a 16% EBITDA margin for the first half of 2012.

The major shareholders of METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25%) and Smart-Holding (23.75%), partnering in the Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

For additional information, please, visit http://pipe.metinvestholding.com/en

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Victoria Liashenko  
Acting Head of Corporate Communications Department
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