Labor and environmental protection

Labor and Environmental Protection, industrial, nuclear and radiation safety at the production facilities of the nuclear industry are the primary priorities of JSC "NAC "Kazatomprom".

The complex of measures to improve work safety system are always implemented at the Company's enterprises.

There was an organized work to create safe working conditions and reduce rates of accidents and injuries in the workplace. It was implemented health management system and safety at work, corresponding to the international standard OHSAS 18001 in the 19 enterprises of the Company.

 

1,19 billion.

More than 1.19 billion tenge was provided for the environmental protection measures.

 

43.000

More than 43,000 seedlings of trees and shrubs were planted in the uranium mining regions.

As a result of the taken measures, the labor and occupational safety was improved at the enterprises of JSC "NAC " Kazatomprom ".  During of inspections in 2014, it was found out that the revealed violations of labor protection requirements and industrial safety at 28% less than the same period of 2013.

National Atomic Company pays a special attention to ensure industrial, nuclear and radiation safety.

Production activity at the enterprises of JSC "NAC" Kazatomprom " is conducted in compliance with all necessary requirements for nuclear and radiation safety under the constant supervision of the state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the IAEA.

The company regularly carries out work on the improvement of security measures at the facilities - training, certification and coaching staff. There is a daily monitoring of the level of radiation impact on personnel. The taken measures make it possible to maintain a state of nuclear and radiation safety at the high-level.

 

Certification

23 subsidiaries and affiliates of the Company are certified
according to the ISO system of Environmental Management.

Environmental protection in JSC "NAC "Kazatomprom" is provided in compliance with all the requirements of national legislation and international commitments. The main objective of the Company is the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of natural resources, as well as environmental cleanliness.

In the framework of the environmental safety, the enterprise is working on the improvement of waste management and radiation control, reconstruction of treatment facilities, environmental monitoring, implementation of international standards of environmental management. Currently, 23 subsidiaries and affiliated companies of the Company are certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management.

More than 1.19 billion tenge were allocated by the Company on measures to minimize the negative impact to the environment in 2014.

A distinctive feature of the Company's operations is a minimal impact on the environment. The technological processes of extraction of uranium, beryllium, tantalum, niobium, allow limiting them from getting into the environment. For example, the in-situ leaching method is used in uranium mining,  which is today an environmentally friendly and safe method of deposit development at the enterprises of JSC "NAC "Kazatomprom ".