Responsibility report 2017

Effective Hanhikivi 1 program and construction management

Fennovoima’s own internal functionality is a precondition for responsible operations.

Our practices

Efficient program management requires, among other things, effective processes and systematic ways of working, and a well-functioning management system.The Fennovoima Management System (FMS) ensures that nuclear and radiation safety is always considered first in all operations, to meet the requirements set by applicable regulations and good corporate governance, to bear the responsibilities of a nuclear licensee, and to oversee shareholders’ and other key stakeholders’ interests.

The FMS helps us in ensuring that responsible business and labor practices, occupational health and safety practices, and environmental management practices are followed in all Fennovoima’s activities.

Fennovoima’s goal for the FMS is to have a well-functioning management system that complies with all regulatory requirements relevant to the current state of the life cycle and ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

Well-functioning management system that complies with all regulatory requirements and ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards

During 2017, the development of the FMS continued, with participants from all over our organization. The usability of the FMS was improved, and the implementation of management system was emphasized by e.g. launching a new FMS training program including company-wide training of the review and approval process. Also, internal project communications practices have been developed to improve the information flow between departments.

Fennovoima’s environmental management system was assessed according to the ISO 14001:2015 standard at the end of the year, and the certificate was granted at the beginning of 2018. The quality management system was assessed according to the new standard revision ISO 9001:2015, and the certificate was granted at the beginning of 2018.

The OHSAS 18001 certificate was granted for the occupational health and safety management system at the beginning of 2017, and a follow-up audit was conducted at the end of 2017.

In 2018, we are focusing on further improving the effectiveness of the process-based FMS by e.g. training and implementing effective process follow-up methods. Also, a graded approach method will be implemented to support us in identifying those of our activities that are significant in terms of safety.

The management system is implemented through a web interface, training and internal communication according to the FMS Communication Plan.

FMS review and assessments

All Fennovoima’s operations must comply with the regulatory nuclear safety requirements. The ability of the FMS to meet the specific needs of each phase of the life cycle is objectively assessed and systematically monitored. The status of the management system and progress of adequate development actions are reported monthly.

Management reviews

Our biannual management reviews, which are routine evaluations of whether management systems are performing as intended, were organized as planned. The results of the  FMS developmentare presented in the management reviews, where also applicable corrective actions are defined.

In addition, we perform self-assessments and we are developing methods to facilitate the personnel’s commitment to continuous improvement of the FMS.

Internal audits

Fennovoima conducts regular internal audits according to its current audit program. The purpose of these audits is to review whether the performance is in compliance with the processes and instructions defined in the Fennovoima Management System, and to indicate development needs, where applicable.

Altogether, 19 audits were conducted in 2017. Three planned audits were rescheduled for 2018. A comprehensive internal audit program will also be conducted during 2018–2020.