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CARING FOR PEOPLE

HRYHORY MULIAR
Director of Human Resources and Social Affairs, SE NNEGC Energoatom

SE NNEGC Energoatom contributes to the social and economic development of Ukraine and its regions. Being one of the country’s largest taxpayers, the Company ranked first among domestic energy businesses by transferring UAH 8.7 billion to the national and local budgets in 2017, up by 52.8 % against 2016. Even in such difficult times, we support adjacent sectors, making our contribution to the development of Ukrainian economy.


Energoatom offers competitive working conditions and cares about the safety and well-being of its employees. Creating the energy future of Ukraine, we develop cities and regions where the Company’s nuclear power plants and enterprises operate. Jointly with local communities, we implement social programmes for the areas of our presence.


We realise that our contribution to the social and economic future of the satellite localities of our nuclear power plants is not only key to the comfort of our employees and local communities, but also is an investment in Ukraine’s energy security. In Energodar, Varash, Yuzhnoukrainsk, and Netishyn, the families of our employees account for more than half of the local population. Prosperity of the towns depends on their well-being and, most importantly, on the safety of nuclear power plants.


With our commitments to build new energy generating capacities, roll out very important investment projects and get connected to the EU energy grid, we constantly upgrade the skills of our employees so that our Company can operate efficiently and effectively in the future, ensuring Ukraine’s energy independence.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Human capital is the key value and the main factor of the Company’s successful development. Realising this, Energoatom focuses its social policy on the development of its personnel, the support to employees and members of their families, as well as the development of satellite towns. Taxes paid to local budgets are spent, among other things, on the development of the social infrastructure, i.e. education, health care, culture, and sports, in the areas of the Company’s presence.


Our integrated approach to personnel development helps us remain one of the most reliable and responsible employers, contributing to a successful career start, training and rapid professional growth of young talents.


As more and more employees engage in the social activities of the Company, in 2017 we saw an increase in the Company’s volunteering activities and participation in socially significant projects both at the national and local levels. As in 2016, we coordinated social activities of Energoatom’s subdivisions at staff conferences held every six months.

KEY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPANY’S SOCIAL POLICY35:


IMPLEMENTING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

As the responsibility of the nuclear generation sector for the country’s energy security continues to grow, the HR management strategy has become particularly important. Energoatom places a high value on it employees, considering them the most important asset. Our personnel policy rests on such priorities as the attraction and retention of skilled personnel, employee development and social support.


As a whole, 34,610 employees worked for Energoatom in 2017, including 23,091 men and 11,519 women. Compared with 2016, the women’s representation grew up to reach 33,3%, In the reporting period, the gender composition of Energoatom Board looked as follows: 23,5% of women (4 persons) and 76,5% of men (13 persons).


The share of employees aged 35 to 50 years grew slightly, still outweighing the shares of the young and older workers. The main reason for the reduction in the young staff share was a slow salary growth caused by low electricity supply tariffs for nuclear power plants. As a result, young specialists either look for job opportunities abroad or retrain for other professions. The relatively low salary growth came from the fact that in 2017 Energoatom had one of the lowest tariffs for the supply of electricity generated by nuclear power plants in the world and the lowest tariff in Ukraine among all types of power generation. The main priority of the Company’s social policy for 2018 is to increase employee salaries.

ENERGOATOM’S TOTAL HEADCOUNT, 2014–2017, EMPLOYEES

35,149

2014

35,186

2015

34,947

2016

34,610

2017

ENERGOATOM HEADCOUNT STRUCTURE, 2016-2017, GENDER REPRESENTATION

ENERGOATOM HEADCOUNT STRUCTURE, 2016-2017, CATEGORIES

ENERGOATOM HEADCOUNT STRUCTURE, 2016-2017, AGE CATEGORIES

CREATING COMPETITIVE WORKING CONDITIONS

HUMAN RIGHTS

The Company operates with due account for the principles of gender equality, creates safe jobs and prevents any discrimination at the workplace. We place a high emphasis on the employment of persons with disabilities and the creation of comfortable working conditions for these people at both production plants and infrastructure facilities in our satellite towns.


Energoatom does not use child labour. Employment agreements are made only with persons who meet the age requirements established by the applicable laws of Ukraine. Relations with employees are based on the social partnership principles. The right of employees to create or join public organisations is not violated. There are no reprimands or negative consequences for such actions.


We have a collective bargaining agreement in place to ensure interaction with employees on the social partnership principles and protect their social and labour interests at Energoatom.


At 21 facilities of the Company, the Company took efforts to improve the access of persons with disabilities: we installed personnel call buttons, posted accessibility signs, made entrances equipped with ramps and apartments for a comfortable stay. For example, rooms were refitted to accommodate people with disabilities in Skifsky hotel (Energodar, Zaporizhzhya NPP). In a community centre and Varash Hotel (Varash, Rivne NPP), we arranged a call button for duty personnel, a wheelchair ramp and an accessibility sign for people with disabilities.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AND FEEDBACK

Energoatom has an effective system of internal communications in place, The Company has developed various mechanisms for receiving feedback from the staff, such as conducting regular questionnaires and opinion polls, receiving inquiries, questions and reports via special sections on websites of the Company and production plants, In particular, employees can enjoy this opportunity, using "Put a question" box in the sections "Safety Culture" and "Procurement" and using "The Box of Trust" (on anti-corruption issues). Also, employees can submit suggestions to the management directly, using the boxes of trust and special sections of “Proposals to Management” in the local networks of NPPs (for registered users) or to submit written and oral suggestions or requests (petitions, complaints or reports) for the attention of senior managers of the Company or subdivisions.


A regular Q&A line operates at http://www.atomprofspilka.info/ faq to contact the Trade Union of Workers of Atomic Energy and Industry of Ukraine, Requests and reports relate predominantly to the social and economic protection, legal consultations, and labour protection, In 2017, South-Ukraine NPP launched a free hot line, At any time, anyone can get information about the current state of affairs at the nuclear power plant by calling 0-800-500-107.


Energoatom seeks to pay competitive remuneration to its employees, places a strong focus on new and existing motivation tools to achieve high performance, and creates good conditions for work, professional and personal development. Like in 2016, the Company continues to adhere to its own code of the responsible employer. All separate subdivisions of Energoatom comply with the laws of Ukraine and the collective bargaining agreement that provide for social benefits and guarantees to employees36.

REMUNERATION

Energoatom’s approach to pay is based on the commitment to provide employees with competitive salaries that are not lower than Ukraine’s average in the energy sector and to use a transparent bonus system for all personnel categories. In 2017, the average monthly salary at Energoatom grew by 21,5% year on year to UAH 15,720.

IN 2017, THE COMPANY’S PAYROLL ROSE BY UAH 0 .9 MILLION YEAR ON YEAR TO REACH
UAH 0 . 0 BILLION

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The collective bargaining agreement regulates protection of labour rights, economic and social guarantees of employees, as well as opportunities for a dialogue with the Company. It applies to all employees of Energoatom regardless of their membership in the trade union. Sources of funding to implement the collective bargaining agreement are established according to applicable electricity and thermal energy supply tariffs and depend on other incomes of the Company. In addition, the agreement regulate all situations that involve significant organisational changes in the Company. In particular, it provides for a minimum period of two months for notifying employees about such changes. Under the collective bargaining agreement, employees and the Company enter into negotiations to make a new contract at least two months before the expiration of the current agreement. Employees receive a draft collective agreement one month before a conference is convened to discuss the agreement. The list of social guarantees provided to the Company’s employees is outlined in the Non- Financial Report 2016.


In 2017, the Company’s management and the trade union committee joined efforts to take measures focused on implementation of Energoatom’s collective bargaining agreement, in particular its salary payment provisions. For example, the minimum remuneration rate (fixed salary) for employees has increased by 5.2% since 1 May and by 10% since 1 December. Total H&S expenditures amounted to UAH 327.8 million in the reporting period.


In 2017, the Company paid UAH 31,1 million in financial assistance to employees. In addition, 554 persons received retirement compensation to a total of UAH 83,218.

ENERGOATOM SOCIAL SPENDING FINANCED BY ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TARIFF, 2014-2017, MILLION UAH

CARING FOR EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH

Caring for the health of our employees and their families lies at the heart of Energoatom’s operations, Based on findings of regular medical check-ups, the Company joins efforts with trade unions to register and analyse diseases of employees and issue necessary medical certificates and additional sanitary and epidemiological opinions. If necessary, employees are referred for examination to regional or city clinics and diagnostic centres, with the examination findings making a foundation for a comprehensive recreational programme.


Specialist doctors in satellite towns, recreational centres and early treatment clinics in areas of the Company’s operations monitor the health status of risk-group employees. In particular, at Zaporizhzhya NPP, women undergo a regular mammologic examination, Under a cooperation agreement, Rivne NPP workers had check-ups at the National Scientific Centre of Radiation Medicine under the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine.


The healthcare system is a part the occupational safety at Energoatom, In 2017, 1,138 persons underwent medical checkups when hired, 21,813 employees had regular annual medical examinations, where their working conditions required particular examinations, and 3,662 workers with normal working conditions underwent occasional check-ups.


As part of recreational measures under the collective bargaining agreement, 16,120 Energoatom’s employees underwent rehabilitation treatment to the amount of UAH 133,25 million in 2017, up by UAH 22,13 million as compared with 2016. Also, 5,911 children of employees attended recreation facilities, with the Company’s expenses making UAH 34,12 million, up by UAH 5 million against 2016.

RECREATION AND REHABILITATION OF ENERGOATOM EMPLOYEES AND THEIR CHILDREN, PERSONS



STAFF TRAINING AND UPSKILLING

Ukraine has a staff training system in place that is based on a holistic approach to training recommended by the IAEA. Training of personnel for all positions takes place in accordance with the applicable laws of Ukraine and IAEA requirements to the operating organisations. Energoatom approaches employee training and development in a way to ensure that every employee can unleash his or her professional and creative potential. The Company has built a powerful employee training system at all levels, because only skilled personnel can guarantee the safe operation of nuclear power plants.


The Company’s internal official regulations also provide for ongoing employee training and upskilling.


Training centres set up at each NPP and AtomRemontService are the key elements of the training system. The training centres have 280 instructors and coaches, with 19 NPP specialists working as instructors as their second job.


Training widely employs full-scale simulators, which are an effective tool for training operations personnel. Training centres use seven full-scale simulators of VVER-1100 and VVER-440 power units. In addition to the full-scale simulators, the Company widely uses four multifunctional training facilities, eight local training facilities, computer-aided training systems, and multimedia training courses based on 3D models of NPP systems and equipment.


In addition to the training centres, other NPP units played greater role in employee training in 2017. As a result, training was outsourced by 30% less frequent than the previous year. In addition, the Company’s expenses on technical equipment for training centres rose by 10.5% compared with 2016.


Throughout 2017, the training and upskilling system for nuclear power plant personnel saw improvements in Ukraine. The number of man courses made 88,000, up by almost 8% compared with the previous reporting period.

ENERGOATOM STAFF TRAINING, 2017, MAN COURSES






ENERGOATOM STAFF TRAINING PATTERN, 2016-2017, MAN COURSES


ENERGOATOM STAFF TRAINING EXPENSES, 2016-2017, ‘000 UAH



The Company has procedures in place to assess training effectiveness, In 2017, there were no violations caused by personnel training gaps.


TRAINING SENIOR EXECUTIVE SUCCESSION POOL AT ENERGOATOM

GOAL:

Prioritised training of senior management succession pool at Energoatom

TERM OF IMPLEMENTATION:

2017 - 2018

KEY ACTIONS:

In 2017, the Company began training the leadership succession pool at the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Individual Training and Retraining of Odessa National Polytechnic University

Using a method of group consulting project development, lecturers and professors chose topics for the projects specific to Company’s operations and prospects for implementation at Energoatom. Three groups were formed, each supervised by a mentor appointed from the faculty of Odessa National Technical University, Ultimately, three projects were defended:


  • "Change Management: Transition to the New Strategic Benchmarks at Energoatom";
  • "Feasibility Studies for Small Modular Reactors as Substitute Capacities at Nuclear Power Plants";
  • "Expert Search for Resources to Extend the Life Cycle of the Nuclear Power Units".

The training was ended with a comprehensive exam in the form of a computer test. For the group consulting project defence, an examination commission was set up, consisting of representatives of Energoatom’s presidential succession pool (three persons) and representatives of the Academy of Nuclear Energy training centre (two persons). After the defence, all projects were submitted to the President of the Company for him to decide on their further implementation at Energoatom. In total, 14 participants received the Upskilling Certificate after the examination,Energoatom,» Vitaly Bondarenko, Deputy Director for Finance and Budgeting, Energoatom.


The participants unite to solve a specific problem during their studies. This is a way to strengthen the team spirit. Participants try to understand new information and look for new solutions. New training forms help look at pressing issues from an unusual perspective. All this becomes key to effective professional development.

OLEKSANDR VІRYCH, chief specialist for power reactors, South-Ukraine NPP


In the course of every training programme, you find something new. This helps be more successful in meeting sudden challenges. This adds confidence. Our Company offers the opportunity for all employees to develop new skills. Therefore, it is always interesting to work at Energoatom.

VITALY BONDARENKO, Deputy Director for Finance and Budgeting, Energoatom.

SUPPORTING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Energoatom encourages young professionals and innovators aged under 35 to work actively, welcomes employees’ proactivity and commitment to use and develop modern technologies. After all, the improvement of production processes can bring particular economic benefits. In 2017, the Company’s trade unions set up a Council of Heads of Youth Organizations at Energoatom.


Since 2007, the Company has held work skills competitions among young people. In 2017, South-Ukraine NPP hosted such competition in eight specialist fields. In total, 34 young specialists from four nuclear power plants represented their enterprises. Moreover, young employees take an active part in contests of R&D reports held annually by the separate subdivisions of the Company. These competitions focus on two areas: production as well social and trade union activities. In 2017, the youth of Energoatom also took part in sports and cultural events.

THE COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

Social and economic protection of employees

Professional development and R&D

Upskilling

Outreach

Sports and culture promotion


IN 2017, SOUTH-UKRAINE NPP WAS RECOGNIZED THE BEST EMPLOYER IN THE REGION. MYKOLAYIV REGIONAL CENTRE OF THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF UKRAINE AWARDED THE PLANT FOR CREATING ENABLING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORK AND WIDE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. THE RESULTS WERE ANNOUNCED AT A REGIONAL FORUM OF EMPLOYERS TITLED "COOPERATION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LATEST CHANGES".


THE ORGANISERS SOUGHT TO STRENGTHEN THE SOCIAL DIALOGUE IN THE AREA OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPETITIVE LABOUR MARKET AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS.


DEVELOPING FUTURE SPECIALISTS

Energoatom places a great emphasis on outreach programmes for schoolchildren and students, as it seeks to attract the most educated and gifted youth to the nuclear power industry. The Company closely cooperates with specialist educational institutions to train future skilled professionals. In particular, Energoatom employees deliver lectures as part of the Programme for Cooperation between Energoatom and Leading Universities of Ukraine. In turn, students can study under special tripartite agreements and take on an industrial placement, which gives them an opportunity to learn new technologies and gain a unique experience.


The year of 2017 was pivotal for promotion of international relations in the education sector. Energoatom and the University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) made a partnership agreement. Among other things, this laid foundations for participation of visitors in career guidance events at Ukrainian nuclear power plants. At the same time, Energoatom succession pool has a chance to study at the University of Western Bohemia.

COOPERATING WITH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

In a move to encourage the best graduates of Ukrainian schools to choose nuclear industry-related specialisations, the Company took wide career guidance efforts in the reporting period. In 2017, Energoatom employees took part in career counselling events for schoolchildren. The Company organised visits to its enterprises and held meetings with students to tell them about the Company’s operations.


Traditionally, the Company continues to cooperate with Ukrainian universities. In 2017, 207 students studied under Energoatom’s public contracts, 676 students took internship and industrial placement in the Company’s subdivisions, slightly fewer than the previous year.

0 STUDENTS STUDIED UNDER TRIPARTITE AGREEMENTS IN 2017, 0 STUDENTS TOOK ON INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT AT ENERGOATOM.

Assignments on industrial sites and simulators help students learn more about the work of nuclear power specialists. For example, Zaporizhzhya NPP invited undergraduate students of Odessa National Polytechnic University for pre-graduation internship in February 2017. Training was conducted on a simulator of the R&D Centre at Zaporizhzhya NPP.


Heads of Energoatom’s separate subdivisions are engaged in the talent pool training, as they sit on the State Examination Commission. In particular, the Company’s representatives assessed students of Odessa National Polytechnic University who defended diploma projects to obtain their bachelor’s and specialist’s degree at the Nuclear Power Plants department. In addition, the Head Office organised an introductory meeting of Energoatom representatives with Natural Sciences and Engineering students from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in June 2017, yet another confirmation of the Company’s openness and commitment to cooperation with European educational institutions.

0 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING STUDENTS, SCIENTISTS AND WORKING PEOPLE, VISITED ENERGOATOM SPRING SCHOOL IN 2017 TO LISTEN AND DISCUSS 0 LECTURES.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS STUDYING UNDER TRIPARTITE AGREEMENTS, 2016-2017

Higher education institution

Number of students

2016

2017

Odessa National Polytechnic University

139

108

National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

42

61

Vinnytsia National Technical University

13

16

National University “Lviv Polytechnic”

20

8

Zaporizhzhya National Technical University

22

12

Ukrainian State Chemistry and Technology University

3

2

Educational establishment

NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT HAD INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT AND INTERNSHIP AT ENERGOATOM, 2016-2017

2016

2017

Total

Industrial placement

Pre-graduation internship

Total

Industrial placement

Pre-graduation internship

Total in universities

442

217

225

294

99

195

incl.:

KYIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

117

79

38

58

1

57

Odessa National Polytechnic University

187

68

119

120

48

72

Lviv Polytechnic

23

6

17

29

16

13

Vinnytsia National Technical University

10

4

6

14

6

8

Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute

2

0

2

2

0

2

Zaporizhzhya National Technical University

15

4

11

14

1

13

Other universities

88

56

32

57

27

30

Students of vocational schools and colleges

284

254

30

382

265

117

incl, vocational schools of Rivne NPP

147

117

30

145

75

70

TOTAL

726

471

255

676

364

312

SUMMER NUCLEAR SCHOOL 2017

In 2017, Summer Nuclear School continued strengthening the partnership between Energoatom and industry-specific universities. The project again made a contribution to training skilled specialists at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Odessa National Polytechnic University, National University "Lviv Polytechnic", Vinnytsia National Technical University, National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute", and the University of Western Bohemia (Czech Republic). Students and employees of the Company traditionally shared their expertise and the latest R&D developments.


In 2017, Zaporizhzhya NPP hosted the school, so the participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with the plant’s operations and communicate with the management. In addition, organisers saw about interesting leisure time for guests.



ENERGOATOM – INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC UNIVERSITIES – SCHOOLS PROJECT

GOAL:

Awareness raising about the use of nuclear energy among schoolchildren, career guidance and promotion of STEM education in Ukraine.

DURATION:

2016 - 2017

KEY ACTIVITIES:

On 4 and 6 December 2017, Energoatom’s Centre for External Communications jointly with the Heat and Electricity Department of National Technical University “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” organised visits and meetings with university students for senior school students of Polissia and Ivankiv districts, Kyiv Oblast.

I liked the discussion with the students who were honest and frank with us, It was nice to hear about their own experience in studies.

TARAS BILOHVOST, Ivankiv District Lyceum


The trip was wonderful. I was surprised to see that Kyiv Polytechnic Institute offers so many opportunities for students and students do a lot for themselves, using grants. There was a strong team spirit, and it was good. I also liked the attitude to professors: students were not afraid of them and could talk freely to them. I hope I will enter the university.

VALENTYN HORDІENKO, Іvankiv secondary school No. 1


In such events as this visit to Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, the support offered by Energoatom to the children from our district is not only important but also quite sought-after. Thank you for the opportunity for our future graduates to visit Kyiv and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, talk to the students and have a wonderful walk along Khreshchatyk.

OLENA SHMATKO, head of the teaching and learning methodology unit, Education Department of Polissia District State Administration



In 2017, Energoatom was awarded a certificate for the best corporate contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal No. 4, “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. This was recognition of the Company initiative, Energoatom — Industry-Specific Universities — Schools. The Centre for CSR Development Ukraine was an organiser of the national contest of case studies. Working closely, international CSR experts, representatives of the Centre and young students of Ukrainian Leadership Academy evaluated the SDG cases studies submitted by businesses. Key evaluation criteria included innovation, project implementation mechanism (stakeholder dialogue), as well as longterm project outcomes for the business and society.

SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Energoatom works to improve the quality of life in the areas where it operates and is in a regular dialogue with local communities. The Company’s mission is to create an enabling environment for the social and economic development of satellite towns. Joining efforts with local communities, Energoatom continued to modernise and repair social infrastructure facilities in 2017 in a move to ensure higher living standards.

DEVELOPING SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Energoatom recognises its responsibility for the development of the areas of its operations and continues to engage widely in the social infrastructure development. The Company’s priorities are to improve the quality and accessibility of educational and social services, develop recreational facilities, culture and sports centres in satellite towns of nuclear power plants.


In 2017, Energoatom increased actual social expenditures to UAH 369.34 million (of which UAH 203.9 million were financed by the electricity tariff), up by UAH 33.32 million year on year (UAH 336.02 million in 2016).


Energoatom’s investment programme 2017 approved by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine also earmarked UAH 62,4 million for housing construction, However, the programme version approved by the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine earmarked no funds to this purpose. In fact, the Company spent only UAH 0,5 billion in capital investments on housing construction in 2017, versus UAH 0,21 million in 2016. The Company has repeatedly suggested that the Parliament of Ukraine should enshrine in law the procedures for disposal of housing properties to employees of nuclear power plants. This will help address the housing issues. As of the end of 2017, the relevant draft law was still pending in the Verkhovna Rada.

ENERGOATOM TOTAL SOCIAL SPENDING, 2016-2017, MILLION UAH

CARING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

In 2017, all Energoatom production units continued implementing programmes of cooperation with local communities. In addition, the Company’s subdivisions has community impact assessment programmes and local development programmes (plans) in place.


Social impact assessment are covered by reports on the social development and public relations. According to the findings, the Company’s subdivisions made no negative social impact.


Last year Energoatom put a great focus on investment projects. It continued its ongoing environmental impact monitoring and evaluation (for more information about this area, please see the Environmental Impact Monitoring and Assessment section). Findings of environmental and social impact assessments were published both on the websites of the Company and its nuclear power plants.


Based on community needs, local development programmes focus on the maintenance of social infrastructure facilities, as well as on activities in the area of culture, sports, health improvement and youth outreach in the satellite towns.


Jointly with local governments, information centres at NPPs and the Centre for External Communications at Energoatom continued community consulting services with due regard to vulnerable groups. In 2017, Energoatom addressed public complaints and requests in accordance with procedures stipulated by laws on handling citizens’ requests and complaints and in accordance with the Company’s internal regulations.

INCOMES FROM FACILITY OPERATIONS, MILLION UAH

BREAKDOWN OF SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENSES AND REVENUES BY NPP, 2016-2017

PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC EVENTS

Jointly with local communities, Energoatom employees organise and participate in activities that unite the civil society, businesses and local authorities. Thus, the Company contributes to local development and social stability in the regions of its presence.

CULTURAL AND SPORTS EVENTS

In addition to compulsory health programs, the Company continued its policy to encourage a healthy lifestyle among employees in 2017. Last year, NAEK Energoatom attracted more participants, including residents of satellite towns. Charity and culture were in the limelight. The Company’s young teams were multiple winners of the Youth Spartakiad Games and KVK wits and humour competitions held by the Youth Organisation of Atomprofspilka Trade Union.


In 2017, a team of Energoatom employees took part in the 6th Charity Paintball Tournament “Open Hearts Cup 2017”, football and bowling competitions. Organised in cooperation with Down Syndrome Ukrainian charity, the events sought to raise funds for early development programmes for children with Down syndrome. Over 15 teams from leading Ukrainian companies and organisations competed for the victory in the tournaments.

100 VELOWATT OPEN CYCLE MARATHON

GOAL:

  • building a positive image of the nuclear power industry; advocating the extension of life cycle of power unit No, 3 as a key to the regional development and environmental wellbeing; demonstrating the Company’s openness and social responsibility;
  • promoting a healthy lifestyles and cultural values among the Company’s employees and the public;
  • environmental awareness raising through involvement in recreational activities that have no environmental footprint;
  • giving impetus to the development of tourism and cycling routes in Rivne Oblast;
  • enabling athletes, travellers and cyclists to improve their sports skills.

DATE:

12 August 2017

KEY ACTIVITIES:

Rivne NPP hosted the first-ever open cycling marathon, 100 VELOWATT, In total, 167 athletes competed in the NPP supervised area, starting from a station square and finishing at the White Lake rehabilitation and recreation centre.

Pavlo Pavlyshyn, General Director of Rivne NPP, was an initiator and active participant of the competition. The route was developed by local bike fans, The event was supported by the management, the trade union committee and the youth organisation of Rivne nuclear power plant.



IN OCTOBER 2017, ENERGOATOMRUN, AN ENERGOATOM TEAM OF RUNNERS, PERFORMED SUCCESSFULLY AT WIZZ AIR KYIV CITY MARATHON 2017. ENERGOATOMRUN TEAM COMPETED IN A MARATHON RELAY RACE, THE CLASSIC MARATHON OF 42.195 KM AND CLASSIC HALF-MARATHON OF 21.0975 KM. THE RELAY TEAM OF ENERGOATOMRUN WON THE FIRST PLACE AMONG CORPORATE TEAMS AT CHAMBER CUP 2017 WITH THE FINISH TIME OF 3:00:45,00, THE FASTEST AMONG THE TEAMS FROM ENERGY COMPANIES.


The Company makes its further contribution to tapping into the creative potential of the youngest residents in the territories where it operates. Peaceful Atom Unites Ukraine, the 22nd of children’s and youth creativity competition, presented 143 works in the genres of animation, painting, graphics, decorative and applied arts that were sent by participants from all areas in the region of Khmelnytska NPP operations: Netishin, Slavuta, Shepetivka, Iziaslav, Bilohirya, Ostroh and other localities.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

In 2017, Energoatom continued to support initiatives in education and career guidance. Employees of the Company gave lectures and excursions for schoolchildren and students.


In particular, the Company joined efforts with STEM Coalition Ukraine to introduce 14 groups of senior school students from schools, lyceums and gymnasiums in Kyiv city and Kyiv Oblast (280 persons in total) into Energoatom’s operations. The visits took place from December 2016 to April at the Company’s Head Office and Emergency and Technical Centre. In June 2017, the project finalist, Nikita Nikishev, a student of the 10th form from Kyiv, attended Emergency and Technical Centre and accompanied the Centre’s Director, Volodymyr Lohinov, during his entire workday. The initiative promoted a positive image of STEM professions among Ukrainian youth.


In February 2017, the Company and the Ukrainian Nuclear Society organised another round of Nuclear Energy and Peace, the national competition of library-research papers among schoolchildren. The first stage took place in satellite towns of our NPPs, while the final took place in Kyiv. Nadiya Volokhova from Yuzhnoukrainsk vocational lyceum won the first place with her paper "Tashlyk Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant is a guarantor of the environmental stability in the region".

0 JUNIOR SCHOOLCHILDREN TOOK PART IN ENERGOKVEST, A TRADITIONAL QUEST COVERING 0 EVENTS IN TOTAL. CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN EXPERIMENTS AND TESTS, AS WELL AS SAW THE EXHIBITS AND MOCK-UPS OF NUCLEAR PLANT EQUIPMENT.

NUCLEAR ЕDUCATION

On 8 November 2017, Impulse information centre at the South Ukraine electric power producing complex held the first class as part of Nuclear Education, a new project for senior school students.

GOAL:

The initiative sought to raise the awareness of senior school students about the use of nuclear energy and improve the effectiveness of career guidance efforts.


The teenagers learned about the history of their home area and Ukraine’s unparalleled energy complex consisting of a nuclear power plant, a hydro power plant, and a hydroelectric pumped storage power plant. The attendees were told about the changes to the project, construction process, status, and prospects for the project development. In addition, the children learned about the environmental situation in Yuzhnoukrainsk, as well as about climate change, global warming, and environmental footprint of different types of power generation. Over 30 senior school students attended the first class.

Today we have even more children than we did at the previous meeting two weeks ago. On the one hand, it’s nice, because it means that we have kindled senior school students’ interest in our project at the very beginning. On the other hand, this places a certain responsibility on us, as all activities and all stages of the project should be interesting. This is the only way to ensure that all the people who participated at the start will come to the finish line.

OLENA BOLOTSKYKH, a project organiser, specialist of youth and schoolchildren outreach programmes, Information and Public Relations Department. South-Ukraine NPP


ON THE EVE OF THE NATIONAL UNITY DAY, ABOUT 200 EMPLOYEES FROM RIVNE NPP PARTICIPATED IN A PATRIOTIC FLASH MOB, CHAIN OF UNITY. THEY LINED UP IN A HALF-KILOMETRE "LIVE CHAIN" THAT SYMBOLISED THE PATRIOTIC SPIRIT OF UKRAINIANS AND THE UNITY OF THE ENTIRE TEAM.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING


In 2017, the Company continued its corporate volunteering programmes. In particular, Energoatom employees supported the Ukrainian military in the conflict area. In 2017, the volunteers of Energoatom’s Head Office made 11 trips to the area to provide assistance to the Ukrainian Army and volunteer battalions to a total amount of more than UAH 1 million.


Our volunteers brought to the front line optics, satellite communication systems, camouflage, footwear, sleeping bags, ground pads, food, electricity generators, batteries and many other necessary things requested by Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer battalions.




PLANS FOR 2018 AND A MEDIUM TERM

Energoatom plans to continue implementing its social policy and HR development programmes, encouraging the development of young professionals and innovators, outreaching to schoolchildren and students, and taking care of local communities.


Our mission is to retain talent and train new specialists to develop Energoatom and deliver on vitally important Sustainable development goals. In addition, our goal is to kindle young people’s interest in STEM and raise awareness among the youth about energy in general and the nuclear power potential of Ukraine in particular.