Nuvia UK

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Mission & Values

Mission - how we operate

  • We use our commitment to safety and technical expertise to deliver quality and excellence to all clients.

Vision - our future

  • Our vision is to be the leading specialist in our markets, providing an integrated solution to our clients through nuclear services, risk management and EPC contracting.
  • To continually improve as a performance-driven company, committed to the development of our people within a culture of safety, innovation and excellence.
  • By leading the way in evolving markets, we will pursue our international growth, combining our global competence with our local networks to further enhance our value to our clients.

Values - our shared behaviours

  • Managing safety and security requirements, ensuring protection of operators, the environment and facilities
  • The commitment and professionalism of our teams, working for success of our clients' projects
  • Technical excellence, based on vertical integration, experienced feedback, and ongoing innovation research

Safety

Nuvia focuses on workforce involvement as a key element in improving both our safety culture and performance.

Our Standards & Expectations programme seeks to increase workforce involvement in health, safety and environmental management through effective leadership, communication and raising awareness throughout the company.

Key features of the programme are our Just Culture, agreed with trade unions and led by our Board and CEO, SHE Improvement Teams that promote ongoing health, safety and environmental discussions relating to projects in an open, frank atmosphere, and monthly briefings on topics relevant to company activities and risk.

RoSPA

In 2017 Nuvia secured the competitive RoSPA Engineering Services Sector Award for the second year in succession, having also won it in 2014. This follows 19 consecutive years that Nuvia has been recognised for performing at RoSPA's gold award standard, in turn leading to 4 years of the RoSPA Order of Distinction. Winning the competitive award in our field three times in the last four years is a fantastic achievement which further demonstrates the Company's position as a leader in its health and safety practices.

Nuvia has also won 'Excellence in Health and Safety' Award at the Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) Business Awards in both 2014 and 2016.

Quality & Delivery

To support delivery of our work a comprehensive range of systems, procedures and practices, accredited to ISO9001, have been developed, which incorporate lessons learnt from project delivery and best practice both internally and from wider industry.

A key element of Nuvia's improvement programme has been our reporting culture, managed through our Unusual Occurrence Reporting (UNOR) system.

This system is open to all employees, can be accessed via the intranet, email or paper reports and empowers responsible managers to describe the action needed in order to address an issue raised. Timely close out of actions is managed by a system of reminders, with a close-out target of 30 days from first report.

Management commitment to safety is monitored via this close-out rate and, in 2012, 82% of UNOR reports were completed within the 30-day target.

A Quality Observation Report (QOR) function also complements the UNOR system, which specifically addresses quality management issues and plays a key role in performance improvements in this critical area.

LRQA/ISO Certifications

ISO 9001 Quality Management - The world's most recognised quality management standard.

Sustainability

Nuvia is committed to incorporating Sustainability principles into all business activities.

Our goals are to maintain our excellent safety record, reduce our environmental impacts, help our people develop and achieve greater job satisfaction and support for the communities we live and work amongst.

We aim to do this by complying with our Quality and SHE management systems, striving for safe delivery to time and to budget, incorporating sustainable approaches into our designs and procuring equipment and materials in ways that reduce impacts on the planet and by taking advantage of developing technologies.

Achieving these goals will give us and our people a secure future, will offer the certainty our clients need and provide opportunity to our communities for years to come.

This is sustainable business.

    • Who For?
    • Nuvia & its people
    • Our clients
    • Our supply chain
    • Our local communities
    • Our environment
    • How?
    • Safe delivery, to time & to budget
    • Sustainable design solutions
    • Sustainable procurement
    • Standards & expectations
    • Providing jobs & creating wealth
    • Supporting our local communities
    • Why?
    • Future business
    • Lower environmental impact
    • Fewer incidents. No lost time
    • Personal development
    • Job satisfaction
    • Good neighbours
  • Sustainable Business

Policies

To support delivery of our work a comprehensive range of systems, policies, procedures and practices, accredited to ISO9001, have been developed, which incorporate lessons learnt from project delivery and best practice both internally and from wider industry.

Nuvia’s heritage dates back to the beginning of the UK nuclear industry. Our reputation for safe, high-quality delivery of practical solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges has seen us grow to become a trusted provider of services to UK and international clients. Our Vision for the future builds on this heritage.

Our Vision:

  • To be the leading Nuclear Specialist in our markets, providing integrated solutions to our clients across engineering, project management, services and EPC contracting.

At Nuvia our Quality policy is expressed in the three business outcomes supporting our Vision:

  • Outcome 1: Deliver enhanced value to our clients by providing integrated, innovative solutions.
  • Outcome 2: Continually improve our performance by developing our people, partners and processes within a culture of excellence in safety and quality.
  • Outcome 3: Maximise the value of our global knowledge and expertise to achieve sustainable growth in the UK and internationally.

Together these outcomes represent the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders; staff, customers, shareholders, supply chain partners and society in general.

Our "Excellence 6" programme is the framework for setting and monitoring the Company through departmental objectives and targets which will deliver these outcomes.

The UK Board and Senior Management meet regularly to review performance against these objectives to identify what the business can do to push itself further and achieve better results for all stakeholders. We’re committed to sharing this information quarterly with all employees.

Nuvia’s heritage dates back to the beginning of the UK nuclear industry. Our reputation for safe, high-quality delivery of practical solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges has seen us grow to become a trusted provider of services to UK and international clients. Our Vision for the future builds on this heritage.

Our Vision for Health & Safety:

  • Our responsibilities to the health & safety of our employees, contractors and the public are fundamental to the success of Nuvia Limited. A strong health & safety culture and an excellent health & safety record will enable our business and our people to prosper.

At Nuvia our Health & Safety Policy is expressed in the three business outcomes which support our Vision:

  • Outcome 1: Comply with all applicable health & safety legislation and to eliminate injury and ill health by eliminating hazards and reducing risk to foster a ‘Target Zero’ culture amongst our people and our partners.
  • Outcome 2: Eliminate preventable ill health, manage health risks and promote healthy working practices and wellbeing through continued investment in our Occupational Health programme.
  • Outcome 3: Involve the whole of our workforce in the implementation of a Just Culture and the sharing of health and safety best practice between our people, partners and with industry as a whole.

In order to do this, we will provide a management system which meets the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007, creates safe and healthy working conditions and practices as well as meeting regulatory and client standards for all our activities. Our “Excellence 6” programme is the framework for setting and monitoring the Company and departmental objectives and targets which will deliver these outcomes.

The UK Board and Senior Management meet regularly to review performance against these objectives to identify what the business can do to push itself further and achieve better things for all stakeholders and continually improve our health and safety performance.

Nuvia’s heritage dates back to the beginning of the UK nuclear industry. Our reputation for safe, high-quality delivery of practical solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges has seen us grow to become a trusted provider of services to UK and international clients. Our Vision for the future builds on this heritage.

Our Vision:

  • We support a sustainable nuclear future, sharing environmental best practice and lessons learnt. Successful management of our environmental impacts and energy use are fundamental to the success of the Company and the wellbeing of our people and the communities in which we work.

At Nuvia our Environment & Energy policy is expressed in the three business outcomes supporting our Vision:

  • Outcome 1: Comply with all applicable environmental legislation, and other compliance obligations.
  • Outcome 2: Ensure that we use energy and resources as efficiently as possible and in a sustainable manner.
  • Outcome 3: Promote awareness of environmental issues and sustainability through information, training and sharing best practice.

In order to do this, we will provide a management system which meets the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, creates working conditions and practices which protect the environment, prevent pollution and optimise our energy use as well as meeting regulatory and client standards for all our activities. Our "Excellence 6" programme is the framework for setting and monitoring the Company and departmental objectives and targets which will deliver these outcomes.

The UK Board and Senior Management meet regularly to review performance against these objectives to identify what the business can do to push itself further and achieve better things for all stakeholders and continually improve our environmental performance.

Nuvia Limited's Corporate Responsibility policy flows naturally from our Purpose, Vision and Values Statement.

This Policy is supported by other Company-wide policies including Health and Safety, Environmental & Energy, and Human Resource aspects of the business.

Throughout our business we will aim to operate in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner that reflects the aims of sustainable development and is consistent with the following principles:

  • To integrate Corporate Responsibility into our business decision-making processes.
  • To ensure effective communication and dialogue with all stakeholders.
  • To improve the management of health, safety, environmental and social issues in our business.
  • To recognise and encourage the contribution of our employees to improve individual and business performance and also their contribution to the wider community.

The Nuvia Limited Procurement Policy has been developed to ensure compliance with our quality, safety and environmental management systems and to promote procurement of more sustainable products and materials. We will:

  • assess suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that they meet the requirements of our safety, quality and environmental management systems
  • ensure that Environmental Impact Assessments on our projects are considered during the design process to minimise the carbon footprint impact of our designs on the procurement lifecycle
  • challenge designs and seek to minimise the total volume of materials used and to incorporate, where possible, materials procured from sustainable and/or recycled sources
  • minimise waste by specifying materials that require little alteration prior to installation, operation and maintenance
  • where practical, use materials which can be readily re-used or recycled when they reach their “end-of life”
  • design, specify and procure materials that can be decontaminated easily prior to recycling
  • consider the energy efficiency of plant, equipment and materials and promote those items with the greatest energy efficiency, including the logistics of supply
  • ensure that whatever services or material we are procuring, that it will be legal, ethical and in accordance with client requirements.

In order to achieve this, we will work closely with suppliers, clients, designers and subcontractors to promote this procurement policy and the principles of sustainable development. We will monitor supplier and subcontractor performance and this will be regularly reviewed.

To assist us in achieving these aims and to achieve economies of scale and efficiency we will also establish and use Purchasing Framework Agreements. These agreements will be promoted and used in the first instance.

The policy applies to Nuvia and is in accord with that of the VINCI Group of companies. All employees responsible for procurement of any kind within the Company will take a proactive role in implementing this policy.

This Procurement Policy will be reviewed annually in line with management system reviews.

Nuvia Limited will endeavour to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our directly employed workforce, or any of our supply chain. Our recruitment processes are transparent and reviewed regularly. We communicate directly with candidates to discuss job opportunities and to confirm the details of any offer made. We have robust procedures in place for the vetting of new employees and ensure that we are able to confirm their identities and that they are paid directly into an appropriate personal bank account. As the majority of our work is in the nuclear industry, all employees and agency staff are also security vetted, while reference checks are also undertaken for employees and agency personnel.

We have an e-learning module which is used company wide to raise awareness in modern slavery and human trafficking issues and ensure compliance with this statement.

We have robust processes in place to ensure, as reasonably practical, that our supply chain adhere to our expectations in respect of their workforce supplier and sub-suppliers. Our supply chain is required to complete a comprehensive supplier questionnaire, which requires them to demonstrate that they have taken steps to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of their business.

The information received is thoroughly reviewed, assessed and approved by our Assurance, SHE, Quality, and Supply Chain Teams to confirm that the supplier is appropriate to work for our business. These reviews are recorded and signed off by senior members of the business responsible for our supply chain.

Nuvia Limited carry out audits on our supply chain, both as part of the supplier assessment process, and under our ongoing QA Audit programme. These audits include physical audits of our suppliers' records pertaining to workers on our projects and their own supply chains.

This statement will be reviewed annually.

Mike Roberts, Director of Corporate Services