Environment

Environmental GRI Disclosures

Here are all of our environment related GRI disclosures, for more disclosures see our sustainability reporting page.

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Disclosure

Commentary and references

GRI 302: Energy 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This topic relates to our material issue, Environmental impact. Boundary: Internal: All Urenco entities Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 22

103-2 The management approach and its components

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 6, 22

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 2

302-1 Energy consumption within the organisation

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 23

GRI 303: Water and effluents (2018)

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This topic relates to our material issue, Environmental impact. Boundary: Internal: All Urenco entities Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 24

103-2 The management approach and its components

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 6, 24

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 2

303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 24

303-2 Management of water dischargerelated impacts

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 24

303-3 Water withdrawal

See Sustainability Report 2020, p.49

303-4 Water discharge

See Sustainability Report 2020, p.50

303-5 Water consumption

See Sustainability Report 2020, p. 51

Disclosure

Commentary and references

Omission

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

This topic relates to our material issue, Environmental impact. Boundary: Internal: All Urenco entities. External: Urenco’s value chain (see 305-3). Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 22, 23

103-2 The management approach and its components

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 6, 22-23

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 2

305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 23

Data has been collated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard – Revised Edition (2004). Conversion factors applied are sourced from Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors (UK Government) for the relevant year. Global Warming Potentials are sourced from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report over a 100 year period.

Our consolidation approach for emissions is operational control. Gases included in the calculation include CO2, CH4, N2O and HFCs.

We measure our carbon performance against the previous reporting year; for 2020, the base year is 2019.

We do not report data on biogenic emissions

305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 23

Data has been collated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard - Revised Edition (2004) and the Scope 2 Guidance amendment (2015).

Scope 2 emissions with location based factors applied are 230,803 tCO2e; carbon intensity factors used for this figure have been sourced from the International Energy Agency (2020) for our electricity usage in Germany and Netherlands, from eGRID (2019) for our US usage, and from Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors 2020 (UK Government) for our UK usage. Scope 2 emissions with market based factors applied are 129,245 tCO2e; carbon intensity factors used for this figure have been sourced from our electricity suppliers. All other conversion factors applied are sourced from Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors 2020 (UK Government). Global Warming Potentials are sourced from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report over a 100 year period.

Our consolidation approach for emissions is operational control. Gases included in the calculation include CO2, CH4 and N2O. We measure our carbon performance against the previous reporting year; for 2020, the base year is 2019.

305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 23

Emissions categories included in the calculation are: categories 1-6 and 15. Conversion factors applied are sourced from Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors 2020 (Defra). Global Warming Potentials are sourced from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report over a 100 year period.

Gases included in the calculation include CO2, CH4, N2O

305-4 GHG emissions intensity

The GHG intensity per tonne of separative work unit (tSW) is 13.55 tCO2e/ tSW. This is an 8% reduction in emissions intensity against 2019. Separative work unit is the standard measure of the effort required to increase the concentration of the fissionable U235 isotope. Please note 2019 and earlier years’ Scope 2 location-based figures have been restated so that all years use the relevant eGRID factors for US electricity usage, and the relevant UK Government factors for UK.

Scope 1 and 2 emissions are included in the numerator (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs)

Disclosure

Commentary and references

GRI 306: Effluents and waste 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This topic relates to our material issue, Environmental impact. Boundary: Internal: All Urenco entities Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 6, 16

103-2 The management approach and its components

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 16

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 2

306-2 Waste by type and disposal method

  2018 2019 2020
Hazardous - Composting - - 0.0
Hazardous - Reuse - 1 0.0
Hazardous - Recycled 26 49 17.3
Hazardous - Recovery 9 4 16.8
Hazardous - Incineration 44 18 11.6
Hazardous - Landfill 27 3 0.2
Total hazardous waste 105 75 45.8
Non-hazardous - Composting 56 42 38.9
Non-hazardous - Reuse 225 1,045 5.2
Non-hazardous - Recycled 776 642 240.4
Non-hazardous - Recovery 1,927 2,107 1647.2
Non-hazardous - Incineration 41 30 14.4
Non-hazardous - Landfill 352 175 103.4
Total non-hazardous waste 3.377 4,040 2049.6

Nuclear material for disposal:

Volume of nuclear material for disposal - m3 6521.52 2170.75  

Radiation dose:

Legal limit:

Europe 20mSv / UUSA 50mSv

Average dose for employees 0.39 0.26 0.18
Maximum dose for employees 3.37 3.45 3.31
Average dose for external companies’ workers 0.18 0.2 0.08
Maximum dose for external companies’ workers 1.63 3.32 1.95

GRI 307: Environmental compliance

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

This topic relates to our material issues, Environmental impact and Governance, regulations, compliance and security. Boundary: Internal: All Urenco entities. Sustainability Report 2020, p. 18

103-2 The management approach and its components

Sustainability Report 2020, pg. 18

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Our Audit & Risk team conducts a compliance audit of the Group every two years. In 2019, our Audit & Risk team and the Health and Safety Working Group conducted audits at each of our four enrichment sites, plus the new Tails Management Facility and Urenco Nuclear Stewardship. The focus was on the operational effectiveness of internal controls for compliance with anti-bribery and corruption legislation and health, safety and environment requirements. No material errors or instances of ineffective control design or operation were identified. Each site received a control assessment and actions list. We are scheduled to review and, where required, reassess the operational effectiveness of our compliance internal controls during 2021

307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Urenco was not subject to any significant fines or other sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and/or regulations in 2020

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