Fennovoima has approved all the suppliers in the Hanhikivi 1 supply chain. All suppliers must have the prerequisites to deliver the agreed services or products in accordance with nuclear safety requirements and the contract terms. We also require that all suppliers commit to ethical practices.
Fennovoima’s auditing program covers all the Hanhikivi 1 suppliers who have safety significance. In 2018, Fennovoima performed a total of 25 audits within its own and the plant supplier’s supply chains. We also participated as observer in nearly all audits performed by the plant supplier and its sub-suppliers.
The plant supplier audited all the sub-suppliers who belong to its own Hanhikivi 1 supply chain. In addition to audits performed by Fennovoima and RAOS Project, sub-suppliers, external auditors and STUK also perform audits and inspections at various stages of the project. STUK has the right to participate in all audits.
Ethical requirements apply to all suppliers of the Hanhikivi 1 project
Socially significant ethical issues that relate to the supply chain, such as corruption, human rights obligations and the management of environmental matters are guided based on contractual terms, and are also taken into account in project planning.
We require the supply chain to comply with Fennovoima’s Code of Conduct or another similar generally recognized ethical code. We also expect the suppliers and sub-suppliers to ensure promotion of Fennovoima’s Code of Conduct amongst stakeholders, especially sub-suppliers.
Our Code of Conduct requires the suppliers and sub-suppliers to ensure:
- Full compliance with all applicable laws,
- Prohibition of all corruptive behavior,
- Occupational safety in all operations,
- Respect for human rights,
- Environmental compliance and sustainability actions.
The key participants in the project must also follow an environmental management system in compliance with ISO 14001, and an occupational safety system that meets the conditions of OHSAS 18001.
In 2018, we also adopted a pre-evaluation for ethical conduct that is implemented as part of supplier pre-selection queries for companies who wish to be part of Fennovoima’s direct supply chain and conducted the first Compliance & Ethics assessment as part of a more extensive audit.
In 2019, a similar assessment will be performed in at least ten companies that are part of Fennovoima’s supply chain.
On-site operations to prevent gray economy
We are committed to the effective prevention of the gray economy at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site and to ensure that all the companies active at the site comply with Finnish labor legislation and respect human rights in all their operations. Cooperation with labor organizations, authorities and the plant supplier is an essential element of this work.
All companies and workers who work at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site are registered into the site register. This way, we ensure that legal requirements are fulfilled for both companies and workers. This also secures all site workers’ right to terms of employment that follow Finnish labor agreements. The system allows us to perform real-time on-site inspections.
In 2018, all required information regarding the supply chain companies and people working at the site was in order. Companies or workers who have not been registered into the site register have not been granted access permits to the construction site.