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|Title: ||Corporate social responsibility report 2004-05.|
|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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