On July 27, 2020 ROSATOM approved the Unified Sectoral Sustainable Development Policy. The main purpose of the document is the structuring and alignment of activities in the field of sustainable development of the nuclear sector. The document secures the position of the state-owned corporation regarding sustainable development issues, including goals, objectives and main principles of activity in this area. The priority areas are six of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, including “Available and Cheap Energy”, “Climate Action” and “Responsible Consumption and Production”.
In its activities, ROSATOM, which is part of the ten largest tax payers of the Russian Federation, is inseparably associated with sustainable development for many years. Since its foundation in 2007, the state-owned corporation performs not only business function but also social one. Sizable socioeconomic development aid is rendered to 10 sectoral closed administrative territorial formations (CATF) and 10 satellite cities of NPPs; there is a large-scale development program for cities’ educational and medical establishments. Liaison with local communities develops; cultural and sports events are organized for them with the ROSATOM’s assistance. Close partnership relations have been set with 18 universities which joined the Consortium of Core Universities of ROSATOM. Corporate voluntary practices are developing on the regular basis.
ROSATOM is also responsible co-contractor for four national projects: “Ecology”, “Digital Economy”, “Integrated Plan of Modernization and Broadening the Trunk Infrastructure” and “Workforce Productivity and Support of Employment”. Besides, the state-owned corporation is the coordinator of the National Integrated Program “Development of Engineering, Technologies and Research in the Field of the Atomic Energy”, which is aimed, among other, at solving objectives of sustainable development on the federal scale.
“Given the scale of ROSATOM’s operations in Russia and abroad, we realize our responsibility towards a broad circle of stakeholders. Nuclear power is a source of low-carbon energy, and the assistance in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals is one of the important conditions of the state-owned corporation’s activities in the framework of our strategy implementation”, Alexei Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM, said commenting on release of the document.