Quality regulations and policy

Since its foundation in 2000, RUSAL has been strongly committed to ensuring its products are of the highest quality. All of the company’s facilities undergo regular checks to ensure they are certified, in compliance with the international quality management standard ISO 9001. Amid today’s competitive market environment, the high quality of products is not an empty rhetoric – in fact, it represents a major requirement for sustainable business development and a major competitive advantage. Furthermore, RUSAL’s production strategy is focused on boosting the range and output of value-added products that fully meet customers’ requirements in terms of quality, properties and characteristics.

To ensure consistent improvements in the quality of products, RUSAL is deploying a Quality Management System across all its operations. The Quality Management System entails a systemic approach to management and production with a focus on increasing the standardization of processes. Using the Quality Management System is especially important at the major stages of a product’s lifecycle. The system ensures a high level of transparency across production and distribution. Should a problem occur at any stage of the cycle, the system helps to quickly identify its source, analyze the reasons and mitigate the risks of its reappearance in the future.

The Quality Management System is a complex integrated mechanism that requires involving all of the company’s employees fully, regular analysis and results assessment, as well as constant improvements to production and business processes.

Quality Management System: how it works

To raise the programme’s efficiency, this year RUSAL has designed and adopted a Corporate Quality Management Policy, which defines the major trends for the system development and sets specific targets that should be achieved by all RUSAL’s divisions and facilities.