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Urenco publishes its 2019 Sustainability Report

09 July 2020

Today, Urenco has published its annual Sustainability Report for the year ending 31 December 2019.

The highlights are:

  • We enriched enough uranium to generate an estimated 856,000 GWh of electricity from nuclear power, avoiding approximately 380 million tonnes of carbon emissions.
  • We completed construction of our Tails Management Facility, achieving more than 7 million hours without a Lost Time Injury.
  • We reduced our carbon emissions by 5% compared to 2018.
  • Our global Richie education programme inspired more than 80,000 schoolchildren.
  • Employees spent more than 2,800 hours volunteering in local communities.
  • 93% of our employees completed diversity and inclusion training.

The report, which centres on six focus areas (‘health and safety, safeguards and security’, ‘environmental impact’, ‘asset integrity’, ‘supplier of choice’, ‘employee engagement’ and ‘community engagement’), provides an update on how the business is being managed from an environmental, social and governance perspective.

Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer, comments:

“Sustainability is integral to everything we do. For half a century, our core business of enriching uranium has enabled carbon free electricity generation for the world. Today, when the risks of climate change are becoming ever more apparent, we are proud to be an enabler of the energy transition, which is needed to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

“In 2019, we continued to make good progress against our sustainability objectives, thanks to the dedication and commitment of our employees and Sustainability Champions.”

Find out more about Urenco’s sustainability programme 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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