The operational headquarters for combating COVID-19 at Zaporizhstal Steel Works of Metinvest Group is extending the comprehensive program to protect the health of employees from coronavirus disease in 2021. In January of this year, the Works sent more than 1.3 million UAH to fight against COVID-19.
At Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group, heightened sanitary protection measures continue to be applied in administrative buildings and workshops: repeated disinfection of premises using bactericidal devices, air disinfection using recirculators, and the availability of disinfectants for hand treatment is provided.
In order to protect employees of the Works and contractors working on the territory of the enterprise, there is a mandatory mask regime. Zaporizhstal employees are provided with masks and sanitizers. All corporate vehicles undergo special sanitization before each go on the route.
Earlier, following recommendations of the World Health Organization, in order to reduce the risk of illness or manifestations of complications in the course of ARVI and influenza illness, on the eve of the epidemic season, Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group assumed the costs of vaccinating employees against influenza, allocating more than 400 thousand UAH for this purpose.
For administrative personnel who can perform their duties from home, the remote work mode has been extended. The enterprise provides automated temperature screening at the checkpoints, and measures the body temperature of workers directly in the workshops of the Works. An information campaign to fight the spread of COVID-19 is being implemented, and a 24-hour hotline is operating.
At the Works, salaries and bonuses are kept at the same level, regardless the mode of operation (remote or regular). Measures have been extended to provide employees with everything necessary for treatment in the event of COVID-19 disease and compensation for the costs of medical diagnostics within the framework of existing voluntary health insurance programs.
It should be noted that in 2020 Zaporizhstal allocated more than 26 million UAH to protect employees from COVID-19.
In 2021, Metinvest Group celebrates the 15th anniversary of its foundation. Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies. Its structure includes mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and the USA, as well as a sales network in all key regions of the world. The company controls the entire production chain – from the extraction of ore and coal to the production of semi-finished products and finished products.