Urenco has further underlined its commitment to a sustainable future through its multiyear impact programme. We have formed partnerships with charitable organisations where we can add value to their work in making a positive change to specific global and local communities.
All our partnerships align with Sustainable Development Goals, our corporate values and our sustainability ambitions as a good corporate citizen across education and skills, health and wellbeing, and environment and net zero transition. In addition to this programme, we actively encourage our employees to volunteer with local organisations so they can make a positive social impact in their local communities.
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One of our long-standing sustainability commitments is to nurture the next generation of scientists and engineers through our support for STEM education. Our Richie education programme provides workshops and digital resources for schools and students.
Further, several partnerships in our Social Impact Programme promote and support STEM education and advancement.
We operate a variety of apprenticeship and internship placements for students across all our locations. To find out more and hear from our apprentices, see our training and development page.
Expanding on our internships programme, we joined over 700 companies in supporting the 10,000 Black Interns Programme in 2021 which aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the UK by offering paid work experience across a range of industries, as well as world-class training and development.
In addition to our social investment pogramme partnerships, we also support companies and initiatives that aim to improve the accessibility of careers and education in the nuclear industry for women and other underrepresented groups. Scroll through the carousel below to find out how we work with each of these organisations.
Urenco donated to Women in Nuclear (WiN) in support of their relaunch as an independent entity to address the industry’s gender balance. We have also recently become corporate sponsors for WiN UK. As a founding sponsor, we can demonstrate our commitment and help them in delivering the activities that create change, supporting and encouraging women at every stage of their career. Urenco has been involved with the UK Nuclear Sector deal since it launched in 2018 and is proud to have signed up to the commitment to reach a target of 40% women employed in nuclear by 2030.
Urenco is donating €100,000 a year between 2021 and 2023 to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The programme provides scholarships to young women studying for a Master’s degree in a nuclear-related subject as well as internship opportunities facilitated by IAEA. We are delighted to continue our support of this very successful programme, which helps to fund around 150 women each year to further their studies.
In 2021, Urenco became an industry partner with Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN), offering our international footprint and network as a means of supporting the projects IDN run to facilitate change towards a truly inclusive nuclear industry. In turn, their wealth of knowledge and experience in this area will enable us to strengthen our own I&D programme.