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Nuclear policy

Enel adopts a policy for the safe management of its nuclear activities. This policy focuses not only on safe nuclear operations, but also on the integration of nuclear safety into all the corporate processes, stressing the importance and particular nature of being a nuclear operator. The policy confirms the commitment of top management to undertake all the activities in such a way that the operational nuclear units are managed and developed safely and with the protection of workers, the local populations and environment as the most important priority, as well as encouraging excellence in all stages of the process and going beyond simple respect of the law.

Checks on the safety of nuclear power plants, i.e. the stress tests which were arranged in Europe immediately following the Fukushima incident, seek to measure the size of safety margins at nuclear power plants given extreme external scenarios, such as earthquakes or flooding, and incidental scenarios, for example the lack of electricity or the lack of water for cooling, thus investigating the response of the plant should it be subject to unplanned operating conditions. The nuclear power plants have been carefully studied and the improvements identified are being implemented. These measures include, for example, the installation of new safety systems and technologies to guarantee the continuity and availability of electric power in the case of a total blackout.

Reference SDGs: 
Main actionsTargets
Extra Checking on Site (ECoS) - planned120 in 2020

Global awareness-raising programs on prevention and health promotion

17 in the 2017-2020 period
Further reduction in LTIFR and LDR

Integration of safety into policies, processes and procedures


Dedicated initiatives to strengthen the awareness and commitment of employees and contractors to health and safety and promotion of the culture of safety

Continuous improvement of safety on-field controls and on site inspections, and investigation of all accidents and significant near misses, identifying preventive and corrective measures

Sustainability Plan 2017-2019