The «Zaporizhstal» Steel Works became a winner of the 19th Ukrainian National Quality Award and won the prize and diploma from Ukrainian Association for Quality (UAQ).The President of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dmytro Chizhikov and President of the Ukrainian Association for Quality Peter Kalita handed out awards to the Works.

The awarding ceremony was held on March 13th, 2015 in Kiev during the “roundtable discussion” on the topic “How to accelerate the ensuring of competitiveness and sustainable development for enterprises and economy of Ukraine.”

“The owners of the Ukrainian National Quality Award are becoming the best enterprises of Ukraine. The “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works confidently holds the leadership in product quality and worthily represent Ukraine in the world market “, – the President of the Ukrainian Association for Quality Peter Kalita said.

National Quality Award is held annually on the Excellence Model EFQM (European foundation for quality management), since 1996. The goal of the contest is to determine the domestic enterprises, which will represent the best tender samples and services of Ukrainian companies on the international contest of the European Quality Award that is an example of mutually beneficial cooperation with organizations in Europe, under the auspices of the European foundation for Quality Management.

The evidence of purposeful work of the enterprise on improving the quality was a high recognition. For example, in 2014 the output level of nonconforming products was reduced by half in comparison with the last year and came up to 1.12% (2.53% in 2013).

It is a reminder that in June 2014 the activity of the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works in the sphere of the product quality improvement was highly appreciated at the international forum “Constellation of Quality 2014”, the Works received the certificate of the European Foundation for Quality Management “Recognised for Excellence – 5 stars”. Furthermore, in November 2014 on the General Assembly of the European Organization for Quality the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works received the highest award for the quality of output product – the International Award based on the Excellence Model EFQM.

On the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works successfully operates an integrated management system in the field of quality, energy efficiency, labor safety and ecology, which corresponds the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ILO-OSH 2001.