Ukrenergo strives to meet the level of the best power companies in Europe and worldwide. To do this, we have formed and approved a development strategy based on global energy trends, modern concepts and approaches. One of the effective tools for implementing the strategy is the implementation of an integrated management system in accordance with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001.
The first stage incudes the construction, implementation and certification of a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001 as the main organisational and methodological framework. The second stage covers the implementation of ISO 14001 environmental management systems and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system.
In 2011, the central office of Ukrenergo started the implementation of ISO 9001. In 2012, Ukrenergo started the implementation of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001). Since then, Ukrenergo has conducted a number of internal audits, trainings, workshops and inspections, annual external supervisory audits for the effective functioning of the integrated management system.
In 2013, Ukrenergo conducted a certification audit, while in 2016, the company held the first recertification audit of the quality management system, ecology, hygiene and occupational safety in accordance with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
In November 2020, the company successfully passed the supervisory audit of the integrated management system, conducted by experts of LLC “DQS CERTIFIC UKRAINE,” the official representative of the German Authority for Certification of Management Systems DQS Holding GmbH in Ukraine. In its report, the audit team emphasized a high production culture, quality focus, and uninterrupted electricity supply, coherence of interaction of technical services, as well as the company’s focus on occupational safety and health.
In addition, the external auditors noted that Ukrenergo is an example of the best practices of functioning of the integrated management system in Ukraine among clients – customers of certification services and audit services.
Upon the results of the audit, the certification authority DQS Holding GmbH extended the validity of certificates of compliance with international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 for the whole company including separate subdivisions.
In 2021, Ukrenergo’s information security management system was certified according to the international standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
Obtaining certificates is an important and significant event for Ukrenergo in the context of integration of the Ukrainian power system into ENTSO-E. This fact testifies to the success of Ukrenergo in meeting the goals of sustainable development and striving to use the best international management practices.