Russian steel maker Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works has successfully passed an audit of its Quality Management System for compliance with the ASES standard, a single system for assessing suppliers of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. During the audit, compliance with the ASES standard is determined by assessing suppliers’ QMS and production line process indicator, as well as the number of reclamations by evaluating current results. A final rank is assigned at the end of the audit. During the current assessment, over three days, all major indicators of PJSC MMK’s production system were reviewed from the application phase to working with suppliers. PJSC MMK received the final ‘B rank’ grade, which confirms the high level of its quality management system and qualifies the Company’s goods for use in future Alliance projects. Successfully passing the audit was made possible by the well-coordinated interaction of all of MMK’s divisions in developing and maintaining the quality management system and its processes.The Alliance Supplier Evaluation Standard system is a tool for evaluating the quality system of a supplier company and its use in production to ensure compliance with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's standards. This grading system is available to all car manufacturers within the alliance. Avtovaz has also been using it since 2010.The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is the primary customer of PJSC MMK's automotive-grade rolled steel.