Zaporizhstal Has Allocated UAH 28.5 Million to Protect Employees during the Entire Coronavirus Pandemic

Exactly one year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus disease pandemic. In response to the new challenge of the time, “Zaporizhstal” has developed and implemented a program of preventive measures that prevented a critical outbreak of COVID-19 in the company’s team. During this period, the plant allocated UAH 28.5 million for the implementation of protective measures.

Like a year ago, the company has an operational headquarters to combat COVID-19, which is taking measures to protect employees and workers of contractors from the spread of infection. The Steel Works carries out multiple disinfection and cleaning of sanitary, administrative and utility rooms, corporate vehicles. For the disinfection of the premises, air recirculation units and bactericidal devices were purchased and installed.

A multi-level temperature screening has been implemented: thermal scanners are installed at the entrance to the enterprise; each work shift in the shops begins with measuring the temperature of employees and fixing its indicators. The enterprise employs mobile teams that provide temperature screening during the working day.

Each employee is provided with personal protective equipment – masks and disinfectants; the company has a strict mask regime. Under the current voluntary health insurance programs, employees are guaranteed to receive compensation for the costs of medical diagnostics and treatment in case of coronavirus infection.

Administrative staff continues to work remotely, without losing the level of salaries and bonuses.

In 2021, the management company of “Zaporizhstal” – Metinvest, celebrates the 15th anniversary of its foundation. Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies. The structure of the group includes mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and the USA, as well as a sales network in all key regions of the world. The company controls the entire production chain – from the extraction of ore and coal to the production of semi-finished and finished products.