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Urenco commits to net-zero carbon emissions in advance of 2040

21 April 2021

On Earth Day, Urenco is pleased to announce its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in advance of 2040 as part of the Climate Pledge (partner organisation of the UN’s Race to Zero Campaign). We are proud to have committed to achieving net-zero 10 years ahead of the UK’s Net-Zero by 2050 target, and therefore playing our part in achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

We are also proud to have joined more than 100 other companies who have signed up to The Climate Pledge. This will involve:

  • Measuring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
  • Implementing decarbonisation strategies in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement, including efficiency improvements, using more renewable energy, reducing materials usage and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
  • Taking actions to neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions before 2040.

This commitment is a key element of Urenco’s refreshed Sustainability Strategy, which will be communicated in our Sustainability Report in the summer, and it is a further demonstration that sustainability is firmly embedded within Urenco as one of our core values.

From the valuable contribution we make to the low carbon economy, to the socially responsible way we conduct our business, sustainability shapes our customer partnerships and guides our decision-making at all levels.

Boris Schucht, Urenco’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We believe that nuclear power should and can play an important role in the clean energy transition. Achieving a sustainable energy system and meeting ambitious climate targets will be much harder without existing nuclear power and investment in new nuclear. We are supporting this through our production of fuel for carbon-free electricity generation, and we are also strongly committed to reducing our own carbon emissions through our membership and participation in The Climate Pledge."

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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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