Site news 7.10.2014
A certification audit of the labor protection management system verifying compliance with the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard and a second inspection audit of the ecological management system to check compliance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard took place from 29 September through to 3 October 2014 at NPO Saturn (a company in United Engine Corporation of the Rostec State Corporation). Following the results of the external audit, NPO Saturn was given positive recommendations to receive a labor protection management system international certificate and confirmed its ecological management system international certificate for another year.
“Saturn successfully passed the audit, no discrepancies were detected. We have noted the facts of functioning of the two systems - labor protection management system and the one for the ecological management. The audit plan is fully accomplished We were pleased to witness the changes, - resumed the head of the DQS audit Svetlana Ulyanova during the final meeting, having expressed her sincere gratitude to the company’s employees for their openness in working together. - We would like to highlight the creation of modern, high-tech production units, special processes areas, test facilities and the implementation of innovative ideas. We came to believe that Saturn is putting in place a whole range of actions aimed at enhancing the operating conditions of each of its employees.”
“The ambitions of NPO Saturn are to become a leader in engine manufacturing. We have a future, the production growing is growing; there is a lot of production load, however a human life is priceless. Therefore we cannot afford to forget about the people who work at creating the high-tech products nor about the environment or ecology surrounding them, - noted Vladimir Stogov, NPO Saturn production director, having spoken of the high professionalism of his colleagues. - The company is responsible for that. All what we have today will only be getting better. I would like to express my gratitude to the group of auditors for their work and recommendations. We strive for perfection. Our personnel will continue increasing their “ecological” literacy level by undergoing trainings while the company’s equipment will be constantly upgraded and renovated.”
The audit was assisted by a Yaroslavl-based DQS management system certification commission and around two hundred Saturn employees. In the course of the audit the experts inspected 34 structural units of NPO Saturn for compliance with the requirements of the standards.
NPO Saturn commenced work on certification of the ecological management system back in December 2011. At the same time the company management took a proactive decision to eventually have its labor protection system certified for compliance with the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.
NPO Saturn has demonstrated its ecological responsibility for many years. The company maintains the course towards modernization of its production infrastructure prioritizing state-of-the-art, high-efficiency production processes and equipment allowing to significantly decrease the impact of the production operations on the environment while delivering some new products meeting the requirements of the ecological safety regulations.
In 2015 NPO Saturn is signed up for a re-certification audit of its ecological management system.
Early in 2014 NPO Saturn adopted a Policy in the field of labor protection. To implement this policy, the company’s departments were given particular tasks and actions whereby the reports are systematically analyzed by senior management. The company pays particular attention to the prevention of occupational diseases and protection of those who work in dangerous production areas from the impact of hazardous agents, to the prevention of injuries and accidents, increasing the level of personnel stability and enhancement of the company’s image.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of Russian mechanical engineers whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 9 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion, net profits were RUB 40 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.