Orano Group transforms nuclear materials so they can be used to support the development of society in the energy field. The group offers products and services with high added value throughout the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from raw materials to waste treatment. Its activities, from mining to dismantling, as well as in conversion, enrichment, recycling, logistics and engineering, contribute to the production of low carbon electricity. Orano Mining operates mines in Canada, Kazakhstan and Niger.
Nicolas Maes, CEO at Orano Mining speaking at the EITI Global Conference 2019
We strongly hope that the standard for disclosure of payments defined by the EITI will become the worldwide standard, both voluntary and regulatory in character, in order to avoid the publication of different numbers on the same subject depending on variable baselines or regulatory frameworks. In our view, this will enhance the credibility and transparency of disclosures. We really encourage States to work together in this direction. To take this further, in keeping with our values of continuous improvement and integrity, we are committed to working with our public and private co-shareholders and the States of the countries in which we operate to aim for publication of our Mining Agreements by 2021.
Engagement with the EITI
Orano Mining, formerly AREVA Group, has been a supporting company of the EITI since 2003. It was one of the first mining companies to serve on the EITI Board. Orano Mining is particularly committed to establishing constructive and trusting relationships with all its stakeholders, whether with its employees, customers, suppliers, NGOs or civil society.
Consistent with its long-standing support for the EITI, Orano Mining is publishing payments made to governments or authorities in two formats: those required by Article L. 225-102-3 of the French Commercial Code and those required by the EITI Standard, including for countries that are not currently EITI member countries.
In its annual Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act report (ESTMA), Orano Mining publicly discloses its payments to the government of Canada and to foreign governments. Orano’s annual reports and reports on payments to foreign government are available on Orano's website.
Link to the statement of support on Orano's website
The Katco mine in Kazakhstan is one of the largest ISR operations in the world
and currently, Orano’s leading uranium production site