Strategic ambition

Our purpose, as below, defines who we are, in line with the concerns of our current and future society. It commits us to playing an active role and providing solutions to overcome challenges, whether these are related to the climate, energy or society, and enables the Group to look to the future with ambitious objectives.

"Develop know-how in the transformation and control of nuclear materials for the climate, for a healthy and resource-efficient world, now and tomorrow"


Living our values and priorities

Our Ambitions

  • Within the next 10 years, Orano intends to be the leading player in the production and recycling of nuclear materials, in waste management services and in dismantling activities.
  • Orano will offer its customers innovative solutions and technologies to meet their challenges. The company will once again be competitive and profitable in all of its businesses.
  • Orano will continue to be a globally oriented company working for the French nuclear industry and customers around the world, while growing in the most dynamic nuclear markets, such as Asia.
  • To discover, develop and operate profitable uranium deposits to ensure our customers’ security of supply.
  • Be a responsible player in terms of health, occupational safety, community involvement, environmental protection and business ethics.

Our Priorities

  • Create value for our customers by offering competitive products, services and technologies that meet their current and future needs.
  • Make operational excellence fundamental in our day-to-day management.
  • Foster innovation in all fields – industrial, technological, commercial and organizational.
  • Discover economic deposits and develop a portfolio of reserves and resources giving us 20 years of production visibility; to optimize projects in the portfolio in preparation for the market recovery.
  • Remain a producer with low cost of sales to withstand the low-price period and achieve a 10% return on capital employed.
  • Apply the responsible mining company principles defined in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and those of the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM).

Our Values

We will all share a common set of values:
  • Safety & security - no compromise, aim for the highest standards
  • Customer satisfaction - being attentive, responsive, pragmatic and proactive as well as planning ahead
  • Continuous improvement - responsibility, right to make mistakes, taking initiative, being creative and open-minded, striving for results, taking on challenges
  • Respect and people development - being attentive and kind, setting high standards, accepting differences, supporting personal and professional development
  • Cohesion and team spirit - cooperation, transparency, problem solving, teamwork
  • Exemplarity, integrity and responsibility - managerial courage, presence in the field, compliance with standards, priority for personal and occupational safety compliance with the law and company rules, and recognition of employee rights
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Our Strengths

Orano has real assets to meet its challenges:
  • uncompromising culture of industrial and occupational safety,
  • unparalleled nuclear customer portfolio,
  • recognized industrial expertise and modernized facilities,
  • technologies that have set the standard and expertise unparalleled in the world,
  • teams renowned for their skills, their commitment and their ability to succeed.

Our Policies

Integrated Management System Policy

Orano Canada Inc. is committed to being a best in class uranium producer by achieving objectives that continually improve the performance and effectiveness of its Integrated Management System (IMS) related to health and safety, environment, security, economics, and quality. Through procedural discipline and adherence to internationally recognized standards, Orano has established an IMS that applies to the entire organization and its employees. Read More >

Health and Safety Policy

Orano Canada Inc. is committed to providing a healthy, safe and secure work environment for all of its employees and contractors, and to ensuring that all work and processes are performed in a safe and responsible manner that meets regulatory and company standards. Read More >

Environmental Policy

Orano Canada Inc. recognizes that continued economic and social development depend on a healthy environment and incorporates environmental protection considerations into company activities to ensure sustainable development. Orano is committed to continually improve approaches and technology to minimize the effects of its activities on the environment. Read More >

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Orano Canada Inc. recognizes a responsibility to the Indigenous Peoples and other community members in areas in which we have activities and is committed to their meaningful involvement in those activities. Read More >

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