Orano Mining: sustainable commitments in the field

Orano Mining, commits to conduct its daily activities in a responsible way. A few examples from our CSR reports illustrate this commitment.

Our strategy: buy locally to contribute to economic development in our countries of establishment

Today, over 75% of sourcing is done locally. Our sourcing managers regularly follow the market development and renew tenders to give opportunities to local companies to demonstrate their capabilities.

Mongolia: Supporting access to the higher education of the local youth

Badrakh Energy, an Orano subsidiary in Mongolia, is supporting students in Dornogobi Province by giving them the opportunity to study at university. This helps develop the skills and competences of the Province’s youth, and in the medium term, allows future company specialists in the region to be trained. Education is one of the priorities for Orano Mining’s community investment.

Niger: Goal "Zero class in huts"

Somaïr, Cominak and Orano Mining are leading numerous societal actions in Niger.

Niger: Contributing to local development through the construction of infrastructure

The mining companies Somaïr, Cominak and Orano Mining have made numerous investments for the construction of infrastructure in urban and rural communes in the regions of Arlit and Iférouane.

Livestock Reconstitution Project, Mongolia

Following a particularly harsh winter 2007, a livestock reconstitution project was initiated by the Orano subsidiary in Mongolia. The objective is to support herders neighboring the Zuuvch Ovoo project.

In Mongolia, Orano Mining is supporting the NGO FXB to help 100 vulnerable families out of poverty

The project launched by the FXB association in the rural province of Dornogobi in Mongolia aims to lift some 100 families out of extreme poverty by supporting them on the sustainable path to economic independence.

Training to help Women in precarious situations

Woman training precarious situations
For a number of years, Orano Mining has been supporting the "Les Puits du Désert" [Desert Wells] association in northern Niger who are working to improve access to water for the local population and women condition.

The Irhazer project: contributing to food security and local economic development

Canal d'irrigation à Agharous
Discover how Orano Mining is contributing to food security by developing irrigation systems in the desert region of Agadez, in Niger.

Responsible and local purchasing in Mongolia

Acheter local et responsable en Mongolie
Orano Mining is committed to contributing to the advancement of economic development in the countries where it operates through the creation of jobs and local businesses.

Kazakhstan: sewing workshops to help people with disabilities

KATCO has entered into a partnership with the public association "Demeu", whose aim is to help people with disabilities.

KATCO provides equipment for local schools

Katco provides equipment for local schools
Between 2020 and 2021, KATCO equipped 14 schools in the district with multimedia materials, biology and physics equipment.

Kazakhstan: Construction of a secondary school in Sholakkorgan

KATCO is financing the construction of a college in the Sozak region.

Ecological offsetting: a solution for biodiversity

ecological offsetting
Orano’s subsidiary in Mongolia is developing a mining project at the Zuuvch Ovoo site in the Gobi Desert. To avoid the loss of biodiversity caused by the construction of the pilot site, Badrakh Energy has opted for ecological offsetting by organizing the planting of saxauls, the iconic trees of the region.

Act to protect biodiversity on our sites by carrying out fauna-flora inventories 

Some mining sites are located near areas rich in biodiversity. In 2021, we are pursuing studies and dedicated actions and the implementation of actions to preserve sensitive species and areas

Tailings storage: a recognized expertise for Orano Canada

Orano is committed to implementing the global industry standard on tailings management. In Saskatchewan, the McClean Lake mill has been granted approval to expand to continue to process and store tailings safely.

Bats are welcome at a remediated mining site

GIF chauve souris V3
Give the old mine galleries back to the bats? That's exactly what our remediation managers are doing.

Orano is committed to the safeguarding of endangered species on its sites in France

On our former mining sites, from late mowing to fauna and flora studies and forest management, Orano has placed biodiversity at the heart of its actions.

Our R&D experts working for the environment with the Envir@mines Program

Understanding the evolution of groundwater / aquifers, projecting regulatory changes in our water treatment, working on the environmental footprint of mining waste rock... All these are research and development topics for our Envir@Mines Program experts.

Power tools - making operations safer 

Power tools
Since October 2020, an action plan dedicated to the use of power tools has been deployed to better secure our interventions.

Zeolites: treating water without addition of chemicals

Filtration by Zeolites: treating water without addition of chemicals
Orano opts for filtration by Zeolites: a natural, economical, sustainable and innovative process that can be used to treat certain types of water from former mining sites.

Mining makes way for forests or how Orano is successfully making the most of its land assets in France

Remediated open pit mine of Puy de l’Age (Limousin, France)
How does one go about converting former uranium mines into responsibly and sustainably managed areas of ecological land? This is one of the missions of Orano’s Mine Closure teams. To manage its estate of more than 1,300 hectares of forest land, the group has in particular opted for the deployment of a Simple Management Plan.

Photovoltaic power stations are being built on former mining sites

Solar energy is conquering some of the former mining sites redeveloped by Orano Mining: a fine example of complementarity between nuclear and renewable energies.

Being a woman, moving and developing is possible at Orano  

Canada jeune
Coralie Prin joined Orano Canada in 2021 after benefiting from international mobility.

Mongolia : Portrait of Solongo, Badrakh Energy

Thanks to Badrakh's financial support, Solongo completed a diploma course while continuing to work.
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