Transformation, openness to society and CSR
In 2021, in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, IRSN continued to implement the roadmap laid out in its document: Ambitions & strategy 2030 in order to address future issues in terms of societal expectations, the development of the energy landscape, the development of nuclear technologies and facilities, the use of ionising radiation in medicine, etc. The Institute has undertaken or continued to pursue various actions aimed at adapting its governance to the priorities of its responsible Ministries, its institutional contacts and the community.
It has undertaken the revision of its Ethics Charter and renewed the composition of the committee responsible for keeping its management bodies informed in this regard. With the desire to pursue its mission of sharing the know-how and skills of its experts through training and mentoring, the Institute has created the IRSN Academy. Drawing on the precious experience of ENSTTI, whose training and mentoring activities ceased in 2020, the IRSN Academy will continue to promote the Institute’s know-how in these topics of excellence.
The CSR commitments of the Institute have been broken down into several actions marked by particular highlights, such as mobility week or sustainable development week.
Lastly, the openness to society and transparency approach, along with the actions implemented by the Institute, have been presented and promoted to IRSN’s European peer organisations, and IRSN has reinforced its exchanges with stakeholders such as Greenpeace. Also, as it does every year, IRSN has polled the French population on the topic of their perception of risks and safety, in order to understand how this perception evolves over time and to provide a better response to the concerns in the field of radiological and nuclear risks.