One of the core values of State Enterprise Radioactive Waste is the deep respect for the local communities in the areas where RAW facilities are located. With this attitude the Enterprise aims at being part of the social life of the host communities via support and direct participation in different local initiatives. The contribution of SERAW to the social life consists also in the holding of its own events, which correspond to the local cultural and sports traditions or propose innovative initiatives, which could provoke the interest of the community. In such a manner SERAW initiated several social events (Honey Festival, Children’s Easter Contest, meetings with retirees from retirement clubs and school groups, etc.), which have gradually become an annual tradition and are expected with interest and desire by the local communities.
By sharing the conviction that the host communities deserve special attention from the state for their tolerance, the Enterprise, together with the local authorities, undertook some legislative initiatives and as a result, the regions of Kozloduy and Novi Han received in 2012 for the first time a dedicated financial support for infrastructural projects of social importance. Funds for these initiatives are planned for the next 20 years.
As a socially responsible organisation, SERAW also aims at improving the overall living standards of its employees, providing adequate working conditions, improving their qualification, ensuring preventive medical care, promoting and supporting sports and cultural activities. In this way SERAW management demonstrates respect for the work and contribution of all its employees and supports the sustainable development of a team with a view to protecting human health and environment.