Metinvest’s Enterprises in Zaporozhye have earmarked more than UAH 55 mln for the protection of their employees from COVID-19


The employee’s safety and health protection is the absolute priority of the Metinvest company.Quarantine and preventative measures to counteract COVID-19 outspread are rigorously met at the enterprises in Zaporozhye – PJSC “ZAPORIZHSTAL”, PJSC “ZAPORIZHCOKE”, PJSC “ZAPOROZHOGNEUPOR” and LLC ZCMW.In order to provide appropriate preventative measures and protection from COVID-19 more than UAH 55 mln have been earmarked.

The development of the quarantine measures, the monitoring of the fulfilment thereof and the coordination at the enterprises are provided by anti-COVID-19 emergency operations centers.The mask requirement, the specific cleaning and disinfection requirement for corporate transport, office and amenity rooms are prolonged.For the purpose of decontaminating rooms more than 600 air recirculation units and bactericidal instruments have been purchased and installed, the split systems and climatic equipment frequency of cleaning has been increased.

The multilevel temperature screening has been implemented:at the entrances to the enterprises thermal scanners are installed, each shift in the shops starts with measuring the employees’ body temperature and recording the measurements.There are mobile brigades at the enterprises, which provide temperature screening during a working day.

Every employee is provided with personal protective equipment.From the start of the pandemic the enterprises have purchased and gave the employees overall more than 6 mln face masks, 630 ths medical gloves.For the purpose of hands disinfection approximately 60 ths litres of antiseptics have been purchased.

Should the employees contract the COVID-19 infection, they are ensured with the reimbursement of costs for the medical diagnostic procedures and treatment within the applicable programs of voluntary medical insurance.

Within National Immunization Program centers of voluntary vaccination for the employees from COVID-19 have been created at the Metinvest’s Enterprises of Zaporozhye.The Company Management Team encourages the employees’ being responsible and involved at creating a collective immunity by means of the vaccination. Therefore every completely vaccinated employee shall get additional three payable days to an annual leave.

Since April of this year PJSC “Zaporizhstal” has earmarked more than 900 tonnes of certified liquid medical oxygen to hospitals in Zaporozhye and a number of other regions of Ukraine free of charge.

The Holding Company of PJSC “Zaporishstal”, Metinvest Group celebrates 15th anniversary of the date of its establishment in 2021. Metinvest is an international vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies. It comprises steel and mining enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and the US, as well as a sales network in all key global regions. The Company manages the complete production chain, from extracting iron ore and coal to manufacturing semi-finished and finished steel products.