26 October 2010 – EVRAZ Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) (“Evraz”) is focused on increasing the level of industrial safety, labour protection and care of the environment across its international operations. Consequently, a Health, Safety and Environmental Committee of the Board of Directors has been set up and the position of vice president of health, safety and environment has been created.
The Board’s Committee is composed of three independent directors – Gordon Toll (Chairman), Karl Gruber and Terry Robinson.
Alexander Kruchinin has been appointed as EVRAZ’s Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment. Mr Kruchinin has extensive experience in these issues. Before joining EVRAZ, he was responsible for industrial safety, labour and environmental protection at Sakhalin-Energy, Ligett-Ducatt, DuPont de Nemours International, UC Rusal, Integra.
Mr Kruchinin graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas. He took an internship in The Fuqua School of business, Duke University, and is now studying for his EMBA in the Higher School of Management at Saint-Petersburg State University.
As Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment, Mr Kruchinin will be in charge of EVRAZ’s Russian and non-Russian operations.
Alexander Frolov, EVRAZ’s CEO, commented: “The creation of a Board committee and the role of vice president of health, safety and environment, who will report to me directly, reflects the importance EVRAZ’s management attaches to the issues of safety, sustainable development and environmental protection.”
“I am confident that the creation of the committee and Alexander Kruchinin’s vast experience in ecology and industrial safety will help further improve safety standards at EVRAZ’s operations, improve the ecological environment in the regions where we operate and strengthen EVRAZ’s position as a socially responsible company.”
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