All suppliers in the Hanhikivi 1 supply chain 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.
The most important aspect of a nuclear power project’s supply chain management is ensuring safety. Deliveries that are important for safety are subject to a higher number of requirements that are also stricter than the requirements set for deliveries which have no nuclear safety significance. Such deliveries can only be acquired from suppliers who have prerequisites for operations that meet the statutory safety requirements and who have adopted audited quality management and quality assurance procedures.
We audit all subcontractors of the Hanhikivi 1 project that are significant to nuclear safety. We also participate as an observer in nearly all of the audits performed by the plant supplier on its subcontractors.
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 ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001.
We conduct a pre-evaluation of ethical conduct for companies who wish to be part of Fennovoima’s direct supply chain. Also, we carry out compliance and ethical conduct audits as part of our more extensive audits. For the assessment, we gather information about the potential contractual partners’ policies, codes of conduct, oversight procedures and violations, among other things, with regard to matters such as anti-corruption, securing human rights and managing occupational safety and environmental matters.
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. Companies or workers who have not been registered into the site register will not be granted access permits to the construction site.