The company has obtained certification from TUV Austria in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2008 concerning the planning, extraction, crushing, sorting and disposal of lignite deposits.On the basis on the above certificate, the recognised quality of the company’s products is ensured by a number of factors, the most important being:
its specialised scientific and technical staff, with years of experience and ongoing training;
proper carbon processing, by the use of state-of-the-art machinery.
The company’s production plants apply appropriate quality systems.
Applying a quality system for the production of lignite in the mines operated by the company is a valuable tool that assists the company in a number of areas, the most important being:
emphasis placed on the correct recording of customer requirements and customer satisfaction;
using suitable specifications for its products and fulfilling requirements, as appropriate;
prevention of errors (failures) in production;
supervision of the staff and subcontractors, who operate subject to specific procedures/guidelines, and carrying out inspections to ensure faithful compliance with them;
active engagement of the company’s management during reviews, to ensure ongoing improvement;
adoption of appropriate indicators, to monitor the company’s performance and the quality of its products.
The company has also obtained certification from TUV Austria in accordance with EN ISO 14001:2004 concerning its environmental management system; and OHSAS 18001:2007/ELOT 1801:2008 concerning its health and safety at work management system. The company also uses state-of-the-art samplers at the lignite processing facilities, which are certified in accordance with ΙSΟ 1988:1975 for lignite sampling.