TÜV NORD certificate for AutoVAZ: Russia's largest carmaker receives an ISO certificate
Russia's largest car manufacturer, AutoVAZ, has a successful environmental management system and fulfils the globally-valid ISO 14001:2004 standard.
In Düsseldorf, Volker Klosowski, board member of TÜV NORD AG, presented the certificate to Olga Anchishkina, General Director of AutoVAZ. The certificate confirms that the company has achieved the environmental protection benchmark level for international automobile manufacturers.
The TÜV NORD CERT auditors certified that the company adheres to the national and international environmental protection guidelines and is gentle on resources. In terms of environmental protection, these successes place AutoVAZ among the most most progressive and exemplary companies in Russia.
During the six-week certification process, the auditors examined the storage and handling of hazardous substances and the avoidance of water pollution, the recycling of waste and determined a high degree of energy efficiency along with considerably improved climate protection resulting from the avoidance of hazardous emissions at the Russian plant in Togliatti.
"The certificate verifies the continual further development and implementation of innovative and responsible environmental management", emphasised Volker Klosowski, commenting on the Russian company's dedication at the certificate presentation. "Whether looking at the company's dedication towards environmental protection, efficiency or the use of modern and cost-reducing occupational safety measures, the AutoVAZ efforts not only benefit the company, but also act as a role model for the entire supplier industry."
Above all, AutoVAZ - with its 100,000 employees and its main production site in Togliatti, Russia - is known for its Lada brand. The company manufactures 750,000 vehicle a year and has also been very successful in western Europe since the introduction of the scrapping bonus.
TÜV NORD CERT has been certifying the Russian automobile manufacturer for six years now. As one of largest international certifiers with around 120 national and international accreditations as well as voluntary testing standards in personnel, product and system certification, TÜV NORD CERT sustainably supports companies with their business activities. By offering its broad range of services, TÜV NORD CERT wants to additionally promote the transformation process initiated by Russia over the past few years.
About the TÜV NORD Group
“Making our world safer”: With over 8,000 employees, including more than 6,300 with a technical/scientific background, TÜV NORD (http://www.tuev-nord.de/) is one of the largest technical service providers in Germany. It also operates in over 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The Group owes its leading market position to its technical competence and a broad range of advisory, service, and testing services in the mobility, industry services, international, raw materials, and education and personnel fields.
Within the TÜV NORD Group, TÜV NORD CERT (http://www.tuev-nord-cert.de/) - with over 250 employees in Germany alone - is the competent contact partner for all issues relating to the testing and certifying of systems, products and personnel. Employees are specialists in these topics at more than 40 TÜV NORD Group sites worldwide.