SUEK first in Russia and the CIS to obtain ISO 55001 Asset Management certification

12 December 2017

SUEK received a certificate of compliance with ISO 55001 Asset Management international standard. SUEK became the first company in Russia and the CIS to successfully pass this audit and to be awarded a certificate of compliance with this standard.

The assessment was conducted by BSI (British Standard Institute). As part of the assessment process, BSI representatives visited all SUEK production units, where they assessed procedures and controls as well as conducted personal meetings with technical directors, chief engineers, chief mechanics, and maintenance engineers. The auditors also assessed the level of accounting for fixed assets, equipment and components, operating and idle times, as well as maintenance, electricity, the standardisation of materials and resources, and the risk management system. The PARUS corporate information management system underwent a special verification.

"This is a significant event not only for SUEK, but for global companies looking to implement this standard," commented Charles Corrie, Head of Standard Development ISO 9001, ISO 55001, ISO 31000, and Secretary of Technical and Project Committees of the British Institute of Standards and ISO. “I believe that asset management is the most important - it is the fundamental brick at the top of the whole system. Getting a certificate is not an end in itself, but rather the beginning of the journey. On the one hand, you have done a great job, but even more work is now part of your daily activities. I wish you success in your use of the system."

"When we started working on the company’s asset management system 10 years ago, our first thoughts focused on how to properly manage such things ranging from technical policies to keeping machine and equipment operating, how to manage our assets without additional spending. Later we had the idea to evaluate how far we had come, and this certificate confirmed the result. SUEK sets ambitious goals of meeting the best and most advanced standards in the world. We are glad to see our work receive a commendable assessment," said Vladimir Artemyev, SUEK Chief Operations Officer.

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