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Ilyich Iron and Steel Works

Metinvest increases investment in improvement of workers’ amenities

17 August 2016

Metinvest Group will channel over UAH 18 million this year to refurbish canteens, sanitary and amenity premises, and administrative buildings at Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol (MMKI) and Azovstal. This is by 38% more than last year, when Mariupol enterprises refurbished 31 object for a sum of UAH 13 million under Workers’ Amenities program.

Year-to-date, washhouses and change-rooms were improved pursuant to the best standard at the sinter plant, 1700 mill, cold rolling shop and limekiln shop at MMKI, and the large sections mill at Azovstal. Total area of the refurbished premises is over 1500 square meters.

Reinforced-plastic doors and windows were installed, along with new shower rooms, wardrobes, bathroom-and-lavatory equipment was replaced, and tiles were cladded on walls and floors. In total, workers’ amenities improved for 800 employees of the plants.

Yuriy Zinchenko, General Director of MMKI:

“We are introducing modern standards in production, environmental protection and corporate culture. We pay closer attention to creating decent working conditions and amenities for our iron and steel makers. This is the foundation of both emotional disposition in the team, and productivity.”

Enver Tskitishvili, General Director of Azovstal:

“Crisis and financial constraints did not affect our determination to modernize production, improve environment and working conditions of iron and steel makers. Under Workers’ Amenities program we do everything possible to enable people prepare for their shifts in comfortable premises, and after the shift – fix themselves up. This is an important component of productive and safe work.