The health and safety of workers and the local population

Cominak hospital. Akouta. Niger. Africa

As the country’s leading private-sector employer, AREVA has made safety a key component of its activities and has applied a prevention policy since it began working in Niger. Over the years, the group has developed a solid culture of safety by strictly adhering to regulations concerning radiation exposure levels. It also has an innovative health policy for employees and the Nigerien population. AREVA has instituted numerous public health initiatives.

Cominak Hospital. Akouta. Niger. Africa

Protecting the population’s health and safety

Safety is the group’s main priority. Mines in Niger are subject to strict radiation protection regulations, both for site employees and the local population. Tests are carried out by independent laboratories and the results are regularly reported to the relevant authorities.

Somaïr hospital. Arlit. Niger

Providing health care to the population through the mining hospitals

Two hospitals with modern equipment in Arlit and Akokan are available to employees, their families and the local population.

AREVA’s environmental actions in Niger
Environmental monitoring: freshwater sampling. Village near Cominak. Akouta. Niger. Africa

AREVA’s mining operations in Niger undergo regular, detailed environmental inspections to reduce their impact and keep local populations informed.

AREVA’s social initiatives in Niger
AREVA foundation partnered with the Urban Community of Arlit, Niger to create a public library. Arlit, Niger.

AREVA’s social policy in Niger includes programs for local economic development, education, health and emergency aid.

Annual report 2012 of the Health Observatories of Niger