In 2020, Orano worked with its employees to co-construct a corporate purpose, which was adopted by the Board of Directors on December 17.
"Develop know-how in the transformation and control of nuclear materials for the climate, for a healthy and resource-efficient world, now and tomorrow"
Our new purpose 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.
More than 1300 Group managers and employees as well as 130 external stakeholders were involved in the co-construction of our purpose, our commitments and our roadmap for 2030.
Our commitments are proof of our determination, our values and our responsibilities to society.
Prevention at the heart of our operations
Prevention is implemented through a variety of mechanisms and training sessions: regular safety and emergency drills, ongoing workplace inspections, continuous medical surveillance, the prevention and diagnosis of pathological risks, and daily checks on the doses received by employees, among others.
Orano devotes significant resources to reducing and controlling chemical and radioactive releases. In parallel, it ensures constant environmental monitoring. Each year, Orano performs more than 100 000 measurements and analyses from around 1000 sampling points to monitor radioactivity in the environment around its sites.
At old mining sites, in addition to rigorous water quality monitoring, regular studies demonstrate that the quantity and quality of aquatic ecosystems are not affected by activities.
Liquid and gas releases are monitored throughout the year, to enable rapid corrective actions if needed. In addition, to ensure that our facilities have no real impact on the environment, deferred monitoring (based on sampling) is performed in the various ecosystems all along the radionuclide transfer chains leading to people.
Emissions other than GHGs (nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, etc.) are measured as part of the environmental monitoring of industrial sites. These are reported in publications specific to entities, which are available under the reference publications on the Orano website. They are not consolidated and reported at Group level.