TVO’s corporate social responsibility policy and its practical implementation through the responsibility program form the core of the company’s social responsibility efforts. The goals and actions included in the responsibility program support not only the strategic goals of TVO, but also the aspects of TVO’s operations revealed in the materiality matrix as important for stakeholders.
Improvement of safety culture
Methodical Oversight reporting
Safety observations (qty)
No unexpected requirements from external reviews
action plan for occupational safety
|Reporting related to safety monitoring has been established in TVO Group. |
A total of 2,602 safety observations were made in Olkiluoto in 2017. Observations have been made by the personnel of TVO Group as well as contractors.
TVO completed in March 2017 a self-assessment of theeffectiveness and coverage of the safety management system, and safety culture. The assessment is carried out every four years. According to the assessment, safety culture at TVO is on level two of the three-level scale.
The activities included in the action plan for occupational safety were executed in compliance with the plan. The accident frequency rate (accidents / one million working hours) is 2.2 in Olkiluoto. This rate does not cover the OL3 worksite, as the Consortium's accidents are reported by the Consortium.
Cost-effective operating practices improve the competitiveness of nuclear electricity produced in Olkiluoto
Preparations for production start at
Progress of Posiva's project
Volume of electricity production
Capacity factor of plant units
|Fastest possible completion of OL3 is an important factor affecting the shareholder value. The most important milestones achieved in 2017 included the successful execution of cold functional tests in the summer, and the start of the hot functional test phase in December. In October 2017, TVO announced a further five-month delay http://www.tvo.fi/ajankohtaista.|
The optimisation phase of the concept and the costs continued in Posiva's final disposal project continued.
The ground excavations for the encapsulation plant started in the autumn of 2016 were completed in the autumn of 2017.
Excavation works for the actual final disposal repository started in December 2016 and have progressed with excavations of vehicle access tunnels to the repository. The first phase of excavation work in the final disposal repository has been estimated to take two and a half years.
The business operations of Posiva Solutions Oy which provides expert services in the field of final disposal of spent nuclear fuel have had a good start.
Almost a dozen project agreements have already been signed across the world.
Improved well-being at work supports the corporate strategy and the development of the corporate culture
Sick leave %
(percentage at the
end of the year)
| The second phase of the development work related to work satisfaction in the “Better work place” project (formerly “Well-being and profitable employees 2020”) continued in 2017. |
The themes of the plan for well-being at work include values, attitudes and motivation, health and work conditions, leadership as well as competence. These themes were highlighted in 2017 and the inclusion of personnel was promoted in many ways.
The sickness absence percentage was 2.1%.
The total number of training days for the personnel was 10,639 in 2017, i.e., on average 13.2 days for every TVO employee.
The implementation of the competence survey project progressed during the year across the Group according to plans. The objective is to identify all the competence areas needed in TVO Group. Competences and the criticality of the competences in terms of business operations were defined in 2017. The competence survey project will continue in 2018.
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