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Strong safety, environmental and community engagement results in Urenco’s 2018 Sustainability Report

06 June 2019

Today Urenco has published its annual Sustainability Report for the year ending 31 December 2018.

The highlights are:

  • A strong safety performance with no employee or contractor work-related injuries;
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions, conventional waste and water usage;
  • 100,000 students reached through its global Richie education programme.

Urenco has also created enhanced diversity and inclusion goals for recruitment, succession planning and training, and refreshed its brand, including the values, to evolve the organisation’s culture and further increase levels of employee engagement.

Sustainability is integral to Urenco’s business and the report provides an update on how the business is being managed from an environmental, social and governance perspective.

Centred on six core focus areas -  Health and Safety, Safeguards and Security, Environmental Impact, Supplier of Choice, Employee Engagement, Community Engagement and Asset Integrity - the report contains a summary of performance and achievements. It has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) standards, one of the leading sustainability frameworks worldwide. It is also aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Compact.

Miriam Maes, Urenco Board member and Chair of its Sustainability Committee, said: "Our sustainability programme supports the delivery of a successful long-term future by ensuring we continue to invest in our people, environment, communities, technology, products and services.

“Our six key areas enable us to focus and report on the most important topics for our stakeholders and business and demonstrate our commitment to them.

“This year’s results show we are making real progress and that sustainability is being successfully embedded into our day to-day operations in line with global goals and standards."

You can read more about sustainability at Urenco via our new corporate website:


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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