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Urenco publishes its 2020 Sustainability Report

12 July 2021

Today, Urenco has published its annual Sustainability Report for the year ending 31 December 2020.

The highlights are:

  • Our safety performance improved, with our Total Reportable Injury Rate decreasing by 28%.
  • We enriched enough uranium to generate an estimated 780,000 GWh of electricity from nuclear power, avoiding approximately 320 million tonnes of carbon emissions.
  • Approximately two million patient treatments were performed using medical radioisotopes produced from our enriched stable isotopes products.
  • We again met 100% of our customer deliveries.
  • We reduced our carbon emissions by 9% compared to 2019 (scope 1 and 2).
  • We reduced our water consumption by 10% compared to 2019.
  • We hosted our first diversity and inclusion conference, bringing together employees from across the organisation.
  • Our global education programmed reached more than 76,000 schoolchildren.

In addition, in 2020 we conducted an enhanced materiality assessment to inform our refreshed sustainability strategy, which aims to enhance our sustainability commitments, as well as demonstrate how Urenco contributes to a net-zero world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It has been designed around three building blocks - ‘environmental impact’, ‘social impact’ and ‘governance and ethics’. For further information, see pages 32 and 33.

Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer, comments:

“Sustainability is integral to everything we do at Urenco. We’re proud of our sustainability performance over the past 50 years and the key role we play in helping to keep hospitals, industry and homes powered all around the world.

“In 2020, we continued to make good progress against our objectives, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the dedication and commitment of our employees and Sustainability Champions.”

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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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