ANAV considers sustainability as an essential element of its business culture, thus, it integrates it into its strategy, contributing to sustainable development through long-term value creation.
The purpose of this policy is to formalise and specify the principles that will guide sustainability management and the commitments for the future made to the stakeholders, which are ANAV’s framework for sustainable development.
ANAV’s commitment to sustainable management is articulated around the following basic principles of action:
- Shared long-term value creation with the owner companies and other stakeholders, with special emphasis on those related to the area where the company’s assets are located.
- Fostering an ethical and safety culture ensuring all workers act responsibly, with integrity and in accordance with the current legislation, maintaining the most advanced compliance principles, demanding the same commitment and respect for rules from the suppliers.
- Responsibility with the environment and reducing our environmental footprint in strategic decision making, company management and all activities performed throughout its life cycle.
- Driving the company’s social commitment and reaffirming its desire to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the one focused on the transition to a zero-emission energy model with the aim of guaranteeing decarbonisation of the Spanish energy mix by 2050.
- Transparency as an essential value that must guide its communication and dialogue initiatives at all times, in order to establish relationships based on mutual trust with the owner companies, suppliers, contractors, as well as the regulatory body, institutions, society and other stakeholders.
- Risk management, including identification, assessment, prioritisation and treatment of risks of any nature that could affect the achievement of the organisation’s goals.
COMMITMENTS TO THE MAIN STAKEHOLDERS:
ANAV stands for maintaining a constant and fluid dialogue with its main stakeholders in order to discover and integrate their expectations in a structured manner, aligned with the company’s strategy. As a result of this dialogue, ANAV has established its main commitments to the stakeholders for the future, which are listed below:
The people who work for the company are our main asset. Along these lines, ANAV fosters a leadership and people management model that promotes the implementation of a culture of diversity and inclusion, innovation and collaboration, where a cross-functional vision can be provided, knowledge can be shared and synergies can be obtained as a way to operate the nuclear power plants safely and reliably, and contribute to the improvement and efficiency of the established processes.
Additionally, health and safety, whether of utility personnel or contractors, is one of the most important issues for ANAV. To this end, ANAV promotes the implementation of measures and actions to ensure work is always performed in the safest conditions. In this context, industrial safety is integrated at all organisational levels and there is a strong commitment to continuous improvement through the integrated management system, with the aim of reducing and minimising occupational health and safety risks.
B.- OWNER COMPANIES / BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ANAV has a strong commitment to provide value to the owner companies in a relationship framework that is based on the principles of loyalty and transparency. To this end, ANAV undertakes its business activity efficiently, trying to responsibly optimise the use of the available resources, in order to return profits to the companies that have placed their trust in the organisation.
C.- SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS
ANAV recognises that the active engagement and collaboration of their suppliers is a key element to ensure the company effectively complies with its sustainability commitments throughout the entire supply chain. In this respect, a supplier qualification system has been established to assess elements related to health and safety, the environment, ethics, as well as technical, economic and financial, legal and repute aspects.
The company considers that guaranteeing fair conditions for the suppliers is fundamental to ensure their sustained continuity and viability over time. ANAV is committed to communicating its sustainability and ethical behaviour commitments and to help them to accept them, in order to have a responsible supply chain.
Furthermore, the company is committed to a continuous improvement of the working conditions of its collaborators, developing damage prevention and health awareness programmes involving all contractors and suppliers with the aim of working together towards the “Zero Accidents” goal.
D.- REGULATORY BODIES
ANAV attempts to maintain and foster constant and fluid communication with the regulatory bodies, based on the corporate values of ethical behaviour, enabling value to be created for all parties and establishing mechanisms that help to manage any potential social and environmental risk.
ANAV focuses its business activity on addressing some of the major environmental, social, economic and ethical challenges faced by society. Thus, it is fundamental for the company to maintain continuous communication and create stable and long-term relationships with society, social partners and organisations, with the aim of identifying these challenges as precisely as possible, and jointly seeking the best solutions for these challenges from an open innovation perspective, ensuring a benefit for both the company and society.
F.- NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
ANAV’s commitment to the nuclear industry revolves around a proactive involvement in different forums and associations designed to foster the sustainable development of the sector, interacting with the main agents of change in order to create shared value between the company and its environment, learn and share good practices, and strengthen stakeholder relationships.
G.- NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ANAV is well aware that close collaboration and active dialogue between private and public sectors is the only possible way to reach the sustainable development goals, and address the social and environmental challenges faced by society. In this respect, the company strives to establish long-term fluid communication channels with the institutions, based on a mutual trust relationship, and ethically and transparently managed, with the intention of becoming a relevant player to achieve the Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement and the national energy and climate commitments.
H.- INSURANCE COMPANIES
ANAV is committed to carrying out all necessary activities in order to ensure all its risks are correctly managed, including taking out an insurance with appropriate coverage for its needs and those of the environments in which it operates. Thus, transparent and fluid communication is maintained with the insurance companies regarding the different needs of the company and its activity, and any modifications on its risks, proactively collaborating in the different inspections and, if applicable, in a claim.