Sustainable Development Activities

Environmental Policy

JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" environmental policy was developed in line with the requirements of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM corporate environmental policy. It is aimed at minimisation of negative impact on the environment and providing safe environmental conditions during export-import shipments of NFC products in Russia and abroad.

Environmental policy determines three major areas of work:

  • implementing international standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2009;
  • reducing the possibility of negative impact on the environment during export-import supplies based on comprehensive analysis of environmental aspects;
  • improving the level of environmental awareness of the employees.

Implementing International Standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2009

In 2009 the Company developed and certified its Environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2009. The Company obtained TÜV International Certification from the certification body TÜV THÜRINGEN e.V.

In 2011 the second observation audit was carried out.

Corporate Management System
ISO 9001
Second certification of QMS was carried out in 2011; initial certification was completed in 2008
ISO 14001
2nd observation audit was completed in 2011
ISO 26000
Planned; requirements are partially fulfilled in other management systems
ISO 27001
A project for development, implementation and preparation for certification of ISMS (information security management system) was launched in 2011. Documentation is being developed and procedures are being incorporated into the business activities
ISO 28000
In 2010-2011 the following measures were taken as part of the development, implementation and preparation for certification of supply chain security management systems (SCSMS):
SMSSC documentation was developed;
initial assessment of operational risks was carried out;
procedures are being incorporated into the business activities;
system is functioning in debugging mode
ISO 31000
Recommendations have been partially implemented in the risk management system, but certification is not pursued
OHSAS 18001
Planned; requirements are fulfilled in accordance with the current legislation and partially under the GOST 12.0.230-2007 standard

Reducing the Possibility of Negative Impact on the Environment

As part of the integration of management systems in accordance with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 28000, a unified Register of risks and hazards of supply chain security management systems (SCSMS) and environmental management system (EMS) at JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" in the NFC products supply chain was compiled.

An assessment of environmental aspects of the Company's operations and risks was carried out using FMEA methodology, recommended by Rostechnadzor for the level 1 safety probability analysis for the internal initiating events for all operation modes of nuclear power plant unit and risk assessment of hazardous facilities.

Based on the results of 2011, environmental impact of the Company and its subsidiary JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" on the environment did not exceed acceptable values.

In 2011 JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" in accordance with the approved plan implemented a range of measures aimed at reducing the impact of emissions, disposal and waste on the environment, and improved the production control over compliance with sanitary regulations and introduction of sanitary and anti-epidemic (preventive) measures.

In accordance with the "Programme of regular inspections of a water body and its water protection zone" as part of production control of the composition, quality and characteristics of waste water and assessment of efficiency of local water treatment plants, JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" negotiated a contract with an accredited and licenced laboratory for providing the waste water and natural water sampling and analysis services in 2011.

In order to monitor the volume of surface waste water (rainwater, melt water) discharge and calculate the payments for the negative impact on the water body a contract has been signed with Government Agency (GA) St. Petersburg CGSM-R for providing monthly information about the actual amount of atmospheric precipitation in the preceding month. In addition, a method for calculating waste water (rainwater, melt water) discharge of JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" was agreed upon with the Nevsko-Ladozhskoe basin water management board.

In accordance with the schedule of environmental measures in the reporting year, the content of harmful (polluting) substances in the exhausts of the vehicle engines was monitored in accordance with GOST R 52033-2003 and GOST R 52160-2003.

In accordance with the approved schedule of measures for ensuring compliance with the maximum allowed concentration of hazardous (polluting) substances in the ambient air, a range of instrumental tests and calculations of emissions of polluting substances was carried out in 2011. No incidents exceeding the maximum allowed concentrations have been identified.

In order to ensure adherence to the environmental, sanitary and hygienic legal requirements, a number of contracts were signed in the reporting year for waste transportation services in order for them to be stored, used and decontaminated by licenced organisations.

In 2011 an open site for waste accumulation was refurbished in order to prevent a negative impact of the waste on the environment.

JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" on a quarterly basis agrees upon the calculations of fees for the negative impact on the environment with the Department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources in the North-Western federal district and makes timely payments.

Improving Environmental Awareness of the Employees

As of December 2011 no obligatory training, associated with the requirement to obtain Rostechnadzor permission for nuclear energy activities, was conducted due to the employees still holding valid permissions.

The experts of Directorate for transport and logistics received training under the programme of requirements of the rules of safe transportation of radioactive materials and basics of ensuring radiation security at a training seminar "The basics of ensuring nuclear and radiation safety" at the International Nuclear Forum (at the Centre for nuclear and radiation safety and Loviisa NPP, Finland) and as part of the "National course for experts in practical application of the requirements of safe transportation of nuclear materials".

The following employees of JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" attended training by external educational organisations in 2011:

  • Principal engineer – first deputy director attended the training "Ensuring environmental safety by the directors and experts of general economic management systems" (72 hours);
  • Environmental engineer attended the training "Ensuring environmental safety when handling hazardous waste" (112 hours).

* Due to the fact that the nuclear radiation safety measures in the Company's subsidiary JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" is of crucial importance to sustainable development, the decisions were made to expand the Report on JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" and include the information on JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" in this Report.