Site news 15.10.2015
October 15, 2015, Rybinsk. - In the course of a re-certification audit, NPO Saturn confirmed once again the compliance of its environmental management with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. On October 15, 2015 Svetlana Ulyanova, director of Russian subsidiary of DQS-UL Group, presented the Managing Director NPO Saturn JSC Victor Polyakov with a certificate granted by the DQS-UL Group valid for another three years.
The first time NPO Saturn received the DQS and IQNet certificates acknowledging worldwide recognition in the field of environmental management was back on October 25, 2012.
Svetlana Ulyanova: “The international certificate is granted for a 3-year period. Saturn faced the moment when the first cycle of the company’s operation under its newly created environmental management system had come to an end. The auditors highly esteemed the system itself and its evolution over time, and concluded that it fully complies with the requirements of the international ISO 14001:2004 to embark on a new 3-year cycle.”
Victor Polyakov: “We consider the award of such certificate a great achievement of the entire company and, above all, of those departments that are implementing and enhancing the said management system. We do pay a lot of attention to this activity simply because you cannot be a company recognized worldwide that manufactures high-end products without having a well-established, internationally certified infrastructure which lays foundation for the company’s core business. We assume full responsibility for ensuring safe conditions for our industrial operations.”
The environmental management system re-certification audit was taking place at NPO Saturn from September 29 through to October 2, 2015. The audit commission representing the DQS company audited 19 structural units of NPO Saturn verifying compliance with the requirements of the international ISO 14001:2004 standard. In parallel, the commission administered a supervisory audit of the occupational safety management system verifying compliance with the requirements of another international standard, the OHSAS 18001:2007. In both fields the obtained results proved to be positive: NPO Saturn was given the “excellent” score while the group of auditors hadn’t discovered any discrepancies having thus acknowledged yet again that the observance of the standards really pays off.
Ensuring occupational safety and exercising the industrial and environmental protection are without any doubt on the NPO Saturn priority list. This is explained not only by the stringent authority regulations but also by the company’s realizing its responsibility to the community as an important element of the corporate social responsibility and a key factor for its sustainable development. Occupational safety is construed to ensure human protection and preserve the natural state of the environment. Among NPO Saturn’s strong points, the auditors highlighted the company’s attitude towards the environmental issues. In particular, today NPO Saturn ranks 37th among Russian companies in terms of the environmental activity which is a very good indicator for a machine-building company. Among the system tools, the auditors rated effective the “Standards” data search system, the system of submitting and processing improvement initiatives, the process of working with subcontractors, the introduction of power-saving systems and the establishment of a sanitary zone. The experts also named as an advantage the company’s ability to use its knowledge of management systems in defending its position in court, dealing with the authorities’ resolutions and with the interested parties.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production, and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships, and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an All-Russian public organization.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial 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), Motoservis-PM (CJSC), and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production, and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry, and power generation. 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. In 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199.9 billion.
The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing, and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today, it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings, as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.