Rosatom has joined the United Nations Global Compact. It is the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses across the world. Today, it unites over 13,000 companies from more than 160 countries.
To join the initiative, Rosatom issued the Letter of commitment to confirm that Rosatom supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Rosatom has also committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations. On October 5, the UN Global Compact representatives officially approved Rosatom’s application.
Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev comments: “The highest social standards, as well as ecological responsibility and safety principles have historically been a part of the the nuclear industry paradigm. Support of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a crucial aspect of Rosatom’s corporate strategy. This summer Rosatom approved a Unified Industry Policy on Sustainable Development. Through its work, Rosatom strives to create favourable conditions for human living, all while ensuring that environment and natural resources are treated respectfully and sustainably. I am pleased that the UN Global Compact experts has approved Rosatom’s application. For us, this is yet another signal that our efforts in the Russian and international markets are welcomed by the global community.”