Sustainable Development Activities

Ensuring Radiation Security During Transportation

The activities of JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" aimed at ensuring radiation safety are carried out in accordance with current legislation, based on Rostekhnadzor licence for handling nuclear materials during transportation and in accordance with JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" environmental policy.

The procedure for ensuring radiation safety during transportation is regulated by the Company's standards developed in accordance with international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

In order to ensure security of the supply chain the Company developed and implemented programmes for ensuring quality and radiation protection when handling nuclear materials during transportation of NFC products. Adhering to normative requirements on the part of suppliers in the supply chain is ensured with the help of similar programmes – at the stage of negotiating a contract the requirements concerning the transfer of zone of responsibility for ensuring safety when performing their function in the supply chain are formalised.

According to the terms of contracts between JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" and the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM enterprises, including the FSUE Emergency centre, these organisations are responsible for prevention and remediation of emergencies occurring during transportation of JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" products and during the handling materials and products under the Company's contracts.

The Company uses special PSPs for transportation of its products that meet all the safety transportation requirements. All the PSPs have Russian certificate-permission for design and transportation, as well as national certificates of the countries of destination.

Radiation control (monitoring) is carried out on all transportation routes and points of transfer of radioactive cargo by experts of an accredited laboratory. Thus, radiation monitoring is regularly done by Nuclear and radiation security (NRS) services at JSC "SPb "IZOTOP", accredited for GOST Р ISO/МEC 17025-2006 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Monitoring results record indicators of NFC dispatch on environment and ensure that PSPs are not damaged.

In 2011 there have been no fines or other non-financial sanctions for non-compliance with environmental legislation.