Rosatom has joined the United Nations Global Compact. It is the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses across the world. Today, it unites over 13,000 companies from more than 160 countries.
To join the initiative, Rosatom issued the Letter of commitment to confirm that Rosatom supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Rosatom has also committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations. On October 5, the UN Global Compact representatives officially approved Rosatom’s application.
Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev comments: “The highest social standards, as well as ecological responsibility and safety principles have historically been a part of the the nuclear industry paradigm. Support of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a crucial aspect of Rosatom’s corporate strategy. This summer Rosatom approved a Unified Industry Policy on Sustainable Development. Through its work, Rosatom strives to create favourable conditions for human living, all while ensuring that environment and natural resources are treated respectfully and sustainably. I am pleased that the UN Global Compact experts has approved Rosatom’s application. For us, this is yet another signal that our efforts in the Russian and international markets are welcomed by the global community.”
Rosatom is the only company in the world that has the resources and competencies to offer energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain. It possesses a wide range of assets, including those in design, construction, and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. Rosatom is also engaged in the production of equipment and isotope products for the needs of nuclear medicine, scientific research, and materials science, as well as capacities for the production of digital and various nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The company’s strategy is to develop low-carbon power generation projects, including in the field of wind generation. Today, Rosatom brings together over 300 enterprises and organisations and over 250,000 employees.