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Paramo Comes Out Very Well in Audit


Paramo's Pardubice refinery came out very well in the second round of the integrated controlling certification audits for three of its subsystems.

Pardubice, May 24, 2011 - This supervised audit confirmed that the management of the control stations for fuel and oil production at the company's facilities in Pardubice and Kolín, fully meet all current standards.

In their visit to the Paramo facilities, the auditors focused on verifying that the various separate management subsystems that are part of the integrated management system (IMS) were functioning properly. Besides looking at the fuel and oil production lines, the auditors took a look at sales and marketing activities, the level of readiness of the staff to deal with failures, how purchasing was handled and the procedures used for goods storage, transportation and the company's relationships with contract partners.

"We couldn't help but come away impressed with the state-of-affairs at the company. We were particularly impressed with the level of internal communication that takes place within the company's management, the level of commitment of the supervisory staff to the work they oversee and the level of motivation of the average employee - all of which has certainly helped the company deal with the need to improve productivity in terms of the more efficient use of both material and human resources," said Petr Hauschwitz and Jiří Welszar of the audit company LRQA in summing up the results of the audit.

The audit team also noted that the integrated management system has had a positive impact in helping to reduce fixed overhead and the improvement of the many different business processes – all of which are in accord with the company's long-term development strategy and business plan. That there are ongoing improvements to the work being done at these facilities is also evident in the reductions being made to environmental pollution. With respect to occupational health and safety, special attention has been paid to the prevention of on-the-job injuries and to the encouragement of employees across all line positions to the ongoing need to be watchful of opportunities to make the workplace safer. Evidence of the effective use of the IMS can also be seen in the results achieved in reducing the energy demand of the production processes. We also noted a high level of success in fire prevention training and in the ability of the work teams to respond to unexpected workplace emergencies.

PARAMO, a.s., a member of the UNIPETROL/PKN ORLEN Group, processes crude oil for refinery and asphalt products, and also for lubricating and process oils, incl. subsequent and ancillary products. The refinery purchases and processes oil hydrogen and hydrocrack products. Intermediate products are used in the production of basic oils and lubricating oils which contain very low levels of sulphur. The company employs 661 people.

Jana Iovlevová
Public Relations Officer
PARAMO, a. s.
Mobile phone: 736 507 439

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