The first performance plan conducted by Orano over the 2015–2017 period came in a period of major restructuring for the group, both in terms of its organization and its external purchasing policy. This plan, which placed the emphasis on the reduction of costs and the improvement of cash flow, made it possible to achieve a recurrent reduction in costs of around € 480 M per year (€ 500 M for a full year) by the end of 2017.
A second program called "Value 2020", for the 2018–2020 period, aimed to make the group's culture of savings sustainable over the long term and to deploy new working methods, in particular based on digital tools. This plan made it possible to improve the efficiency of group's activities and the creation of new added value for customers. "Value 2020" made it possible to generate positive cash flow and to do so as of 2018, and to make € 260 M in recurring gains on net cash flow from Orano's activities by the end of 2020.