Unipro PJSC has successfully passed the first audit of the certified environmental management system (EMS) for compliance with ISO 14001:2015 standard in respect of electric and heat power generation and heat power transportation. The certificate will be valid until December 13, 2022. This is the third EMS certification period for Unipro PJSC since 2013.
The audit was conducted by a group of independent auditors of the Russian Register Certification Association accredited by international certification authorities – members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The auditors analyzed the operation of the functions at Shaturskaya GRES and Yaivinskaya GRES and in Unipro PJSC Moscow Representative Office in the following areas: compliance with the requirements of the environmental protection legislation of the Russian Federation; consideration of the context (external environment) by the entity in its activities; assessment of environmental risks and development of the program to manage these risks; commitment on the part of the management, planning and scheduling, analysis by the management, continuous improvement; quality of internal environmental audits and corrective action; management of claims, complaints, an orders of regulatory authorities; accomplishment of environmental goals and their relevance.
The auditors noted the strengths of the EMS that attest to continuous improvements in Unipro business processes: implementation of scheduled environmental projects, achievement of the targets set for 2019, maintenance of the current emissions indicators well below the allowable limits. The company implements the Green Office project, holds corporate environmental protection days, and monitors fulfilment of consolidated HSE advancement plans on a monthly basis. In addition, Unipro PJSC is planning to switch over to process rationing at Adverse Impact Class I facilities, which is among the environmental policy priorities.