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Caring for our employees

13 May 2021

Safety is Urenco’s number one priority, and both physical and mental wellbeing have been at the forefront of everything we have done over the past year.

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, we’re reminding our employees around the world of the support available to them, including company doctors and employee assistance programmes, which offer practical advice and counselling support on a range of subjects. For example, mental health, childcare and financial difficulties. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also conducted regular wellbeing surveys to identify additional support for employees.

One initiative we’re particularly proud of is our partnership with Mental Health First Aid England, a social enterprise offering expert guidance and training to support mental wellbeing.

As part of this, more than 30 employees at our UK sites have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs). Working in the strictest confidence, the MHFAs offer support to colleagues experiencing any work or non-work related mental health issues. Our MHFAs also host wellbeing sessions, often in collaboration with our diversity and inclusion champions, with the aim of encouraging open discussion around mental health.

In addition, we are offering a half-day mental health awareness course to all employees in the UK, with more than 250 participants so far. We’re now looking to roll out a similar initiative at our other sites.

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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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