On February 18, the XXIV corporate meeting on industrial safety of NAC Kazatomprom JSC (hereinafter referred to as Kazatomprom or the Company) was held via videoconference. The online event was attended by the Chairman of Kazatomprom’s Board of Directors Mr. Neil Longfellow, managers and employees of Kazatomprom, subsidiaries and affiliates, representatives of Samruk-Kazyna JSC, Cameco, Orano, and Rosatom.
During the meeting, the results of the activities of the nuclear holding’s enterprises in the field of labor and environmental protection, as well as ensuring industrial safety for 2021 were considered, and key tasks and plans for 2022 were determined.
“Occupational safety, health of our workers and minimizing the environmental impact by our production operations remain our top priorities.
During the year, we examined all incidents in detail, determined the root causes of their occurrence and worked out measures to prevent them in the future. We managed to maintain the course towards the development of a safety culture, leadership and the full involvement of employees in labor safety and environmental issues, an open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders.
I am sure that our employees’ conscious and responsible attitude to the safety issues will contribute to the improvement of this process and bring us closer to the goal of achieving zero injuries at production,” said Mazhit Sharipov, Chairman of the Board, Kazatomprom.
As part of strengthening work on industrial safety, Samruk-Kazyna JSC declared 2022 the Year of Labor Safety and Protection. In turn, Kazatomprom, taking into account the statistics on the nuclear holding’s employees suffered in road accidents, announced the Year of Road Transport Security in the Company.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to the matters of environmental protection and implementation of environmental protection measures. The meeting participants were presented with the results of work on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP), namely environmental and social studies related to uranium deposits and adjacent settlements, as well as studies related to the cumulative impact of the UMP JSC’s production activities on the environment and population.
Kazatomprom will continue to work on the implementation of the Zero Waste Program, which, through the calculation of specific norms for the generation of production and consumption waste per production unit, will set indicators for uranium mining and processing subsidiaries and affiliates. This approach will contribute to reducing and minimizing the generation of production and consumption waste at the enterprises of the uranium mining industry,” said Manas Iskakov, HSE Managing Director, Kazatomprom.
The Company continues to take the necessary proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a timely manner in order to ensure the safety of employees and the continuity of production activities. Mobile vaccination teams are organized in offices and at production sites for vaccination and revaccination of personnel. To date, 94% of the entire nuclear holding’s workforce has been vaccinated.
Also, within the meeting, the results of "The best enterprise in the field of industrial safety" contest were summed up (1st place - SKZ-U LLP, 2nd place - JV SMCC LLP, 3rd place - Karatau LLP) and the names of the winners of the NAC Kazatomprom JSC Chairman of the Board's award were announced for achievements in the field of labor and environmental protection, industrial, radiation and nuclear safety (the winners among engineering and technical workers: 1st place - Nurlan Musabayev, Head of Service for Automated Production Control System, SKZ-U LLP; 2nd place - Nikolay Lebedev, Head of Department No. 5, Workshop No. 10 TP, UMZ JSC; 3rd place - Vitaly Kravchenko, Acting Head of the Productive Solution Processing Workshop, South Inkai Mine, JV SMCC LLP. Winners among the working personnel: 1st place - Tabigat Bozhan, Electric and Gas Welder, Chief Mechanical Department, Baiken-U LLP; 2nd place - Saken Bekmuratov, Wellfield (GTP) Operator, JV Inkai LLP; 3rd place - Zhasulan Zhaysanbaev, Wellfield (GTP) Operator, Mynkuduk Mine, Kazatomprom-SaUran LLP).
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Kazatomprom is the world's largest producer of uranium, with the Company’s attributable production representing approximately 23% of global primary uranium production in 2020. The Group benefits from the largest reserve base in the industry and operates, through its subsidiaries, JVs and Associates, 26 deposits grouped into 14 mining assets. All of the Company’s mining operations are located in Kazakhstan and extract uranium using ISR technology with a focus on maintaining industry-leading health, safety and environment standards.
Kazatomprom securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Astana International Exchange, and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. As the national atomic company in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Group's primary customers are operators of nuclear generation capacity, and the principal export markets for the Group's products are China, South and Eastern Asia, Europe and North America. The Group sells uranium and uranium products under long-term contracts, short-term contracts, as well as in the spot market, directly from its headquarters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and through its Switzerland-based trading subsidiary, Trade House KazakAtom AG (THK).
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