OHSAS 18001 Quality Certificate granted to Metso Paper Jyväskylä and Järvenpää units

Published Feb 2, 2004 15.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper units in Jyväskylä and Järvenpää, Finland, have received OHSAS 18001 Quality Certificates basing on the international management assessment system standard for occupational health and safety, OHSAS. The certificates were granted by Det Norske Veritas.

The work for the OHSAS certification process started at Metso Paper in 2002, and the certificates now received are the first ones in the company. The work for occupational health and safety management system continues as several Metso Paper units worldwide have commenced their own assessment processes. These units include Pori in Finland, Como in Italy, Pfungstadt in Germany, Sundsvall and Karlstad in Sweden, Xian in China and Sorocaba in Brazil.

The OHSAS 18001 quality standard system is today an important tool also when working with customers. It can sometimes even be a prerequisite for a good customer relationship.

OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is an international management assessment system for occupational health and safety. It aims at better risk control and continuous improvement of the occupational health and safely procedures.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Mr. Heljo Laukkala, Personnel Security Manager, HR, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 861 7298 heljo.laukkala@metso.com