Ilim West Is Now ISO and OHSAS Certified

April 24, 2012 (Press Release) - Ilim Group's business unit Ilim West including Koryazhma Mill and Forest has successfully undergone an integrated management system certification audit for compliance with ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management system), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (occupational health and safety management systems) international standards. The audit was carried out on March 11-26 by 11 experts of Bureau Veritas.

For the first time ever, the audit was simultaneously carried out in the Koryazhma Mill and Forest and in the Head Office of OJSC Ilim Group. Bureau Veritas experts referred to a significant effort made by Ilim Group in preparation for the audit.

Next annual surveillance audit is planned for spring 2013. The certificates received cover logging operations management, manufacturing and sales of saw logs, pulp, paper, board, and wood chemicals and will be valid for 3 years.

OAO Ilim Gofra, a corrugated box manufacturing subsidiary of Ilim Group located in the Leningrad Oblast, has also received the ISO and OHSAS Quality Management Certificates.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ilim Group is the leader of the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of output volume, financial stability, corporate governance efficiency and technology.

Ilimís business assets located in the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk Oblasts are the largest mills in the Russian forest products industry accounting for more than 65% of the total pulp production in Russia and over 25% of the Russian board production. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of the company is more than 2.5 million tons.

Ilim Group employs over 19,000people.

SOURCE: Ilim Group