UC RUSAL Sustainability report 2016

Management system

Management system

UC RUSAL considers the provision of life and health-friendly working conditions in the workplace to be the direct responsibility of managers at all levels of the Company. The Company has a vertical system for the management of health, industrial and fire safety (HSE Management System). G4-EMS, HKEx Appendix 27 KPI B2



In 2016, there were 174 persons employed within HSE management system of business units. At each production facility, the HSE Management System includes:

       risk management;

       development of an emergency response plan and emergency procedures;

       procedure for the creation of budgets for health, industrial safety and safety measures;

       a system of reporting of accidents and lessons learned;

       a system for ranking setting of the key indicators of HSE assessment and assessment of their achievement;

       training of staff according to the requirements of the law of the countries of operation and the Company's regulatory documents;

       a system of corporate electronic distance learning and training in safe working methods.

The Company's production sites have real monitoring of the state of work safety. Such monitoring activities are carried out at the following levels:



The Company's experience is required by the specialists in other sectors of economy, including in the regions of operation. In the reporting year, the ordinary meeting of the Republican Coordination Council for Work Protection of Khakassia was held for the first time at the Sayanogorsk aluminium smelter. During the event, the representatives of ministries, departments and organisations highly praised the HSE Management System of the production facility and confirmed that the most current international practices in this area were being used.

In order to comply with the best practices of the HSE Management System the following production sites has been certified to conform to the international health and safety standard OHSAS 18001:2007:

       RUSAL GLOBAL MANAGEMENT B.V. (Management Company);

       Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter;

       Novokuznetsk aluminium smelter;

       Bratsk aluminium smelter;

       Sayanogorsk aluminium smelter;

       Achinsk alumina refinery;

       Mykolayiv alumina refinery;

       Volgograd aluminium smelter;

       Metallurg Service Centre (Mykolayiv);

       Branch of the Russian Engineering Company (business unit of the Company's Engineering and Construction Division) in Achinsk.

In 2016, Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd carried out recertification audits on two production facilities and the Management Company. Audits confirmed the compliance of the HSE Management System with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.

The performance of the HSE Management System from the point of view of compliance with the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard is assessed not only by external auditors but also through internal audits. Thus, in 2016, UC RUSAL carried out 31 internal audits, including at the Company's production sites not covered by the scope of OHSAS 18001:2007.

In the reporting year, the production of foil at the Sayanal plant was certified in accordance with the international food safety standard FSSC 22000. The auditors of the international firm SGS confirmed that all conditions in accordance with food safety requirements were created in the business units of the production facility. G4-PR1