Successful completion of the certification procedure confirmed high level of compliance of the company's integrated management system with ISO standards.
March 13, 2024, Büyükeceli, Türkiye – An official ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certificate handover ceremony was held at the Akkuyu NPP Construction Site.
AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC (a company of ROSATOM State Corporation), which is implementing the first nuclear power plant construction project in Türkiye, received certificates regarding compliance of its management system with international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 19443:2018, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018. ISO certificates are a requirement of both the regulatory authority (Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Türkiye) and ROSATOM.
Independent certification audit was conducted by Kalitest, a certification body of the Republic of Türkiye accredited by the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).
During the certification audit, the company's activities were checked in regard to all processes of the integrated management system at the stages of design, construction-and-installation works and start-up-and-adjustment works management at Akkuyu NPP. Auditors reviewed about 250 documents and conducted interviews with 70 managers and employees of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC.
Based on the audit results, Kalitest representatives did not expose any non-conformances or other findings. Auditors particularly noted the company's strong points, including assurance of succession and efficient application of positive practices of Rosatom State Corporation management systems; efficient development of applying nuclear industry safety regulations to various processes; commitment to compliance with the legislative requirements of the Republic of Türkiye; achievement of a high maturity level of the company's integrated management system through engagement of process owners in achieving the established objectives.
AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of– Director of the NPP under Construction Sergei Butckikh, commented on obtaining the certificates of conformity to the requirements of ISO standards, "Our company completed the certification procedure in 2020, when the integrated management system's compliance with the requirements of ISO standards was confirmed. In 2023, we needed to complete the re-certification procedure, as well as our first certification procedure in regard to compliance with the requirements of international standard ISO 19443:2018 "Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS)", which had been implemented in the company in 2022. The certification was a task of strategic importance for the year of 2023, it was included in the "Plan for Nuclear Infrastructure Improvement in the Republic of Türkiye for the Benefit of Akkuyu NPP Construction Project" of Rosatom State Corporation, and we have successfully completed the task. Certificates of conformity issued to the company are valid till 2026, subject to positive results of annual audits, which means that we must continue developing and striving to improve our activities on a regular basis".

Source: AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Communications Service