21 April 2017 - EZOCM JSC confirms its status as a gold supplier for Apple
Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant JSC (EZOCM JSC – PLAURUM Group) successfully passed the supplier Risk Readiness Assessment conducted by Apple in 2016. Apple conducts the assessment once every six months within the scope of Due Diligence on its supply chains. Based on the results of the audit, EZOCM JSC confirmed it status as a gold supplier for Apple. What’s more, the plant earned the special Completed notation, signifying the enterprise’s full completion of the audit and its lack of material risks for Apple. Other than EZOCM JSC, only one other Russian enterprise has received this notation on the company’s supplier list.
“Apple is proud of its cooperation with enterprises that take a responsible approach to delivering product supplies for our manufacturing needs, and we look forward to continuing our joint work in the years to come. We greatly appreciate the efforts you have made in the interests of passing the audit,” the Apple press release notes. The company also expressed its hope that EZOCM JSC would continue participating in the RRA procedure in the summer of 2017. Last year, a total of 705 organizations from different countries around the world underwent this procedure. As Apple is quick to point out, RRA has helped the company to increase its number of effective suppliers by 59%, and to decrease its number of ineffective suppliers by 31%. As you may recall, Apple has been cooperating with Russian counterparties, including EZOCM JSC, since 2013.
Background: The group of companies consolidated under the PLAURUM global brand was established on the basis of Russia’s Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant JSC (founded in 1916). The Group brings together production sites in Russia and the CIS (EZOCM JSC and its subsidiaries), in Europe (Safina a.s and its subsidiaries), the USA (Safina Materials) and the PRC (Yantai Guodasafina High-Tech Environmental Refinery Co., Ltd). The clients of PLAURUM enterprises encompass companies in 44 countries worldwide, representing the widest-possible range of industrial sectors – from machine-building to the production of sophisticated microelectronics.