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Sustainable development report shows improvement, Cameco has revealed

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Global Mining Review,

Cameco released an update today to its Sustainable Development Report, providing 2016 data for all 32 Global Reporting Initiative indicators and two indicators unique to the corporation.

Cameco is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada.

Cameco has released an update to its Sustainable Development Report, which provides data for all 32 global reporting initiative indicators and 2 indicators unique to the corporation. The data itself is dated from 2016 and shows how Cameco has performed against indicators measuring social, environmental and economic impacts. The data was gathered GRI 4.0 sustainability guidelines.

The data details how the business continued their focus on local spending with 70% of resources procured from local suppliers. Meanwhile no significant environmental incidents occurred for the ninth consecutive year, coinciding with a reduction in lost-time incidents. This is comparable to two operations that achieved more than 10 years without an LTI and five operations achieved at least one year without an LTI. In 2016, from a very small operational footprint with the surface area of about 5 km, the McArthur River and Cigar Lake operations in northern Saskatchewan produced enough uranium to generate electricity for every Canadian household for four years. This is representative of the continued high levels of public support in locations where Cameo operate

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