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Title: Corporate social responsibility report 2004-05.
Keywords: ANSTO
Public Information
Public Health
Government Policies
Nuclear Facilities
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Abstract: The essence of this report is showing how we constantly examine all aspects of our multi-faceted operation: to foster successful innovation, identify emerging problems and pursue opportunities for improvement. We learn from those who know us best – our employees, customers, suppliers, research collaborators, business partners and community groups. In addition, we participate in extensive and exhaustive external reviews of our activities. These are conducted by a number of expert regulatory organisations and environmental, quality and financial auditors, as well as in our reporting to the Australian Government. The preparation for commissioning of our new OPAL (Open Pool Australian Light-water) reactor has brought particular public and regulator attention to our work over the last year, and this is set to continue. We also engaged in extensive consultation in the development of our Strategic Directions for the coming five years. As well as setting four Strategic Directions – focusing on research excellence, issues of national importance, our expertise and facilities and our external relationships – we set a new vision, mission and core values. CSR principles are woven throughout our Strategic Directions: in what we do, where we aim to be, and how we will get there. For example, our Strategic Directions give particular emphasis to nuclear medicine. Our mission includes a new element devoted to this core aspect of our work, which benefits hundreds of thousands of patients each year. In our first Strategic Direction we identify excellence as a crucial element of success. We are using our expertise, facilities and intellectual property to help solve critical social, environmental and economic problems in areas such as climate change, water management and cancer. To maximise the reach of our work and minimise duplication, we collaborate with other leading public and private sector organisations in the quest to develop new knowledge, products and services. An example of this is collaboration we have undertaken with government and international agencies, that is key to our counter-terrorism research and services, which are part of the issues of national importance on which we focus in our second Strategic Direction. As Australia’s centre of nuclear expertise and one of this country’s premier scientific facilities, we know expectations of us are high. This report aims to show how we are meeting our stakeholders’ expectations (and where we are not yet up to the mark, what we are doing to change). This effort does not just involve everyone within the organisation – it also requires that we and our key stakeholders work together in a spirit of openness and commitment for the benefit of the entire Australian community.
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