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There are specific risks associated with AREVA’s industrial operations, because they involve chemicals and radioactive materials. It is crucial to address these risks from the start, and prevention is always the preferred route. For the group, managing these risks is a priority and the operator’s primary responsibility. Every day, AREVA acts to ensure the highest level of safety at its facilities, to protect the health of workers and the public, and to preserve the environment.
Risk management addresses human and organizational factors well in advance of operations and is based on considerable technological expertise. The right resources are required, in terms of skills and methods, but also in terms of communications.
Nuclear safety is an absolute priority for the group. This means preventing, monitoring, protecting and avoiding incidents of any kind, and minimizing the impacts on people and on the environment if one were nonetheless to occur. Stakeholder expectations are a part of nuclear safety.
Health and safety are integral to AREVA’s business, and its policy is based on prevention. The group monitors its operations to make sure they are not harmful to anyone.
AREVA is committed to reducing its facilities’ environmental footprint, despite the fact that their environmental impacts are already minimal.