The Responsible Development Report on  AREVA’s mining activities in 2012 is now available

For the third consecutive year, AREVA is publishing a Responsible Development Report on its mining activities.

In line with company values, this initiative is part of AREVA’s strategic action plan, ACTION 2016, which aims to consolidate the Group’s commitment to healthcare and safety, social and environmental responsibility.

The purpose of this report is to present AREVA’s performance in the key areas of its mining activity’s responsibility to its stakeholders: ethics and governance, social report, the environment, occupational health and safety, community involvement, commitments to stakeholders.

The 2012 edition of the report is accompanied by a “Figures Supplement”, which provides extra information to facilitate the objective assessment of data.

To improve the quality of non-financial reporting for mining activities, and to bring itself into line with the best practices in the mining sector*, for the 2012 version of this report AREVA has applied the guidelines set out in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Mining and Metals Sector Supplement.

This framework is graded from “C”, beginner level, to “A”, the highest mark. Our latest report was marked as level “B”, and our aim is to reach “A+” by 2015, with the + recognizing the audit of the content of our report by an independent third party.

According to Oliver Wantz, member of the AREVA’s Executive Board and Senior Executive Vice President of the Mining Business Group: “The purpose of this report is to share our commitments in terms of responsibility with our stakeholders. AREVA believes there can be no development of mining activities without strong action and commitments in this area.”

* Since May 2011, AREVA has been a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). This organization brings together the major companies and associations of the mining industry. It analyzes the challenges to be met by the sector, and contributes in particular to reflection on the best responsible practices.