Expanding operations in Russia and in foreign markets, ROSATOM seeks to solve tasks of long-term and sustainable development considering features of each specific region.

Safety of technological solutions, labor conditions and the environment are the unconditional priority of ROSATOM and all its enterprises. Besides, ROSATOM is a socially responsible company which activity produces substantial economic effect on the situation in many regions of the Russian Federation and a number of foreign countries where NPPs and other facilities are being built.

In its activity ROSATOM is guided by the global agenda in the field of sustainable development and adheres to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. ROSATOM influences achievement of the UN sustainable development goals (SDG) through sales of its products and financial and economic results of the activity as well as ensuring robustness of internal processes in the field of the environmental impact, social sphere and quality of management.

Nuclear technology forms positive systemic changes for quality of living of humans. At the present time, the product portfolio of the Russian nuclear sector consists of not only of traditional solutions in the field of nuclear power but of new areas such as nuclear medicine, nuclear science and technology centers based on research reactors, complexes for radiation processing of products etc. Besides, ROSATOM expands operations in a number of allied non-nuclear areas: wind power, composite material fabrication, additive technology etc.

It is necessary to note that NPP construction and operation activities greatly contribute to development of economy and infrastructure of the country, both for the Russian Federation and foreign customer-countries, while ensuring long-term sustainable work-load of high-technology productions, orders for allied sectors and creation of jobs for the population with a corresponding contribution to GDP from the profits of the industry and taxes. NPP construction and operation creates jobs for several thousand people at the plant itself and in nuclear infrastructure.

By and large ROSATOM activities influence all 17 SDGs. However, given the scale of influence and features of the Corporation’s activity, the key goals are the following: No. 7 (“Affordable and Clean Energy”), No. 8 (“Decent Work and Economic Growth”), No. 9 (“Industry, Innovations and Infrastructure”), No. 12 (“Responsible Construction and Production”), No. 13 (“Climate Action”) and No. 17 (“Partnership to Achieve the Goal”).

Table. Contribution in achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in detail

Goal Details
No. 7 NPP ensures stable generation of low carbon electricity during 60 years. ROSATOM directs towards contribution to carbon-free generation, including in development of solutions in the wind power segment.
No. 8 Construction and operation of two-unit NPPs provide jobs for more than 10,000 people in the area of nuclear infrastructure and create more than 3,000 new jobs to work at NPP. Each US dollar invested in a NPP construction project (recalculated in the local currency) brings, on average, US $4,3 to GDP to the host country and, on average, US $1.4 to the host country’s budget as taxes.
No. 9 NPP construction and operation provides for building the corresponding infrastructure, development of basic and applied science and national cadre training system.
No. 12 In its production processes ROSATOM seeks to build a “sustainable” chain of supplies. The sector has developed and implemented ROSATOM Production System (RPS) related to observance of the lean production culture. The quality management system has been implemented; international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 are applied.

The NPP construction and operation projects pay special attention to the management of spent fuel, products of its processing and operating radioactive waste as well as decommissioning of nuclear- and radiation-hazardous facilities. The Corporation’s activity in managing the waste is aimed at improvement of environmental safety and preservation of the environment.
No. 13 Electricity generation at NPPs is one of sources of low-carbon energy and has a substantial environmental effect. Operation of NPPs of 1 GW capacity saves about 9 million tons of CO2 a year as compared with coal-fired generation.
No. 17 The sustainable development agenda is actively worked out at the related international platforms: the IAEA and World Nuclear Association (WNA) conferences. In addition to traditional nuclear platforms, ROSATOM is an active participant of the dialogue on sustainable development at the World Energy Council etc.