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Nuclear energy has an essential role in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

22 April 2019

Last week, delegates at the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 heard nuclear energy has an essential role in supporting all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Goals, which are a universal set of goals to end poverty, protect the environment and ensure prosperity for all, were adopted by United Nations member states in September 2015 and will shape government, business and civil society priorities to 2030.

As a responsible business, Urenco has analysed the SDGs and assessed where our operations have the potential to positively impact the goals. In the areas where we make the biggest impact, we have included a synopsis on our corporate website of how our business aligns to each specific goal.

Jayne Hallett, Director of Communications, PR and Sustainability, comments:

“Urenco is pleased to see sustainability was a key topic of discussion at this year’s Atomexpo. Sustainability informs the long term strategy of our business and is inherent in our role as a key player in the global civil nuclear fuel cycle.”

Find out more about how nuclear energy supports the SDGs here.


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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