G4-24, G4-25, G4-27
Rosenergoatom Concern JSC strives for ensuring the highest level of availability and transparency of its activity by implementing the principle of active dialog with stakeholders. The Concern supports active communications with all stakeholders, timely providing significant information on all aspects of its activity and responding to requests and suggestions of stakeholders.
The approach to interaction with stakeholders is based on the principles of regular and constructive dialog, partnership, mutually beneficial cooperation, trust and sincerity, public availability and transparency, fulfillment of assumed obligations.
Due to a wider scope of the Concern’s business in 2015, the stakeholders ranking map was updated following the discussion of the top managers and representatives of key stakeholders during the Report preparation.
In strict compliance with legislation of the Russian Federation, when planning its activities that can have considerable impact on the environment and local communities, the Concern initiates public discussions 1 . Among the participants are experts representing R&D organizations and designers, supervisory agencies, federal, regional, and local government agencies, NGOs, environmentalists, the press, and the broader public.
Overall, in 2015, 14 public discussions were held in the Concern’s areas of presence. More than 3,000 persons took part in them. The case of each public discussion includes 100 or more activities involving communities, regulatory agencies and mass media, and involves explaining of planned activity and its safety principles for human and environment.
AAP NP FUND
The Fund for Promotion of Development of Municipalities "Association of Areas of Presence of Nuclear Plants" (AAP NP Fund) was created in 2013. Their founders are Rosenergoatom Concern JSC and municipal entities where nuclear plants are located. At present, the Fund unites 13 municipal entities and territories of nuclear plants presence and 11 Russian NPPs.
The Fund pays close attention to international cooperation.
The photo exhibitions were successfully held in Budapest and Paks, the IAEA office in Vienna, in London as part of the 40th annual WNA Symposium, in Astana (Kazakhstan) as part of the 10th annual KazEnergy Eurasian Forum, in Rosatom State Corporation, and Kremlin State Palace as part of celebrations devoted to the 70th anniversary of the nuclear power industry, as well as in other cities and regional centers where Russian NPPs are located.
In December 2015, the exhibition was presented in the Russian Federation State Duma building on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the nuclear power industry.
In order to support the development of education, culture, and sports in the municipal entities, the APP NP Fund annually holds an open contest of social projects among NGOs in the areas of NPP presence since 2013 under the sponsorship of the Concern.
36 projects won the contest and were successfully implemented in 2015. In 2013 and 2014, 80 award winning projects had been executed.
LIAISON WITH NON-GOVERNMENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Concern is active in partnering with Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations that have a real possibility to obtain unbiased information about the state of ecological, radiation, and energy safety of NPPs.
The Concern’s committee of stakeholders comprises representatives of various environmental organizations and movements, including Bellona Ecology and Law Center, Oka Inter-Regional Environmentalist Movement, Nongovernmental Ecological Fund named after V.I. Vernadsky, Green Cross Inter-Regional Public Environmental Organization.
The Concern's interaction with mass media is guided by the policy of maximum transparency and availability.
The information on operation of nuclear plants and radiation environment in the towns of NPP location is available on the Concern’s official website and websites of nuclear power plants (www.rosenergoatom.ru). Press releases and information communications are posted there without delays.
Real-time information about radiation monitoring of Russian nuclear power plants may be found at: www.russianatom.ru.
Furthermore, all nuclear power plants have 24/7 automatic responding machines providing information about current operation of NPPs and radiation environment on a daily basis.
The information support of the operation of nuclear power plants is coordinated by the Directorates of Information and Public Relations of each NPP. Reports on production and social materials are posted on the Concern’s website, in corporate and regional printed media, in broadcast programs of local and federal television channels, in blogs, etc.
In case of emergency situations in NPP operation, there is a mechanism in place ensuring quick notification involving printed media of towns and areas of NPPs presence, urban and regional television and radio channels, information agencies, press services of the governor and regional government, press services of regional departments of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Public Awareness Centers at nuclear plants have a chain of Clean Energy clubs as a meeting place for local reporters who regularly write on the issues of the nuclear sector. The clubs organize interviews, press conferences, and subject-oriented press tours. In 2015, eight press tours were held for some 250 participants to visit nuclear power plant sites.
On September 15-19, 2015, the Concern organized in Novovoronezh (Voronezh Oblast) the first festival of regional mass media unveiling the nuclear sector issues. 100 journalists and PR experts from 10 regions of the country got acquainted with current trends in journalism, and attended lectures by renowned journalists and nuclear industry representatives, took part in master classes and business games. The festival became the final round of the large-scale contest of regional mass media organized by the Concern. Winners of regional rounds took part in this final federal round. The second festival is scheduled for August 2016.
One of the most important areas of informational interaction is educational work among population and communities. Exhibitions located in Community Information Centers of NPPs receive from 3 to 5 thousand visitors each year. Special educational projects are implemented, such as the Nuclear Academy for Children (Kola NPP), Kurchatov Public Readings for Children (Beloyarsk NPP), and Today’s Fiction is Tomorrow’s Reality (Kalinin NPP) addressed to schoolchildren and students.
Atom Classes is a unique example of such projects. Detailed description of the Atom Classes Project is given in Section 3.9 — Innovation Management. Knowledge Preservation and Transfer (Special Educational Projects).
As in the previous years, the blog of the Con- cern’s CEO (http://publicatom.ru/blog/petrov/) and blogs of nuclear plants (http://publicatom.ru/blogs/) continued their operation in 2015 at the blog platform of Rosatom State Corporation. The blogs are used to post answers of the CEO to the questions asked by readers, as well as to post current information about NPP operations. The readership audience of the blog totals 20,000 users per month. From start of the blog, approximately 700 questions and more than 1,000 comments a year were submitted to the CEO.