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Metinvest Organises International Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Conference

20 October 2011 // Press centre Metinvest Group

Metinvest, an international vertically integrated group of metals and mining companies, organized an international HSE conference. Representatives of more than 80 industrial businesses, governmental officials, international experts and consultants attended the event.

Among the conference delegates were over two hundred recognized health, safety and environment specialists such as Bureau Veritas Certification (Ukraine), DuPont Sustainable Solutions (Russia), FRECOM (Russia), NTTX Limited (UK), Lindstom (Finland), Eskene West (Kazakhstan), SMC Consulting.

The conference discussed health and safety improvement in the industry, modern safety culture, modern ways to manage efficiency and overcome efficiency barriers, production and environmental risk assessment, pre-hospital care improvement and ecological balance preservation.

In his opening address Igor Syry, the CEO of Metinvest, stated, in particular: "Health and safety mission of Metinvest is based on fundamental principles followed by all members of the World Steel Association who strive for zero rate of occupational diseases and injuries and want to create healthy work environment. In other words, there is nothing more important than people's health and safety."

The keynote idea of the conference, including its roundtable discussions, was focused on mechanisms and ways to change dramatically safety culture in production.

For editors:

Metinvest is an international 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 three operating divisions: Coke and Coal Division, Iron ore Division, Steel and Rolled Products Division and has a strategic vision to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks.
The major shareholders of the Company METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25% ownership) and Smart-Holding (23.75% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

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