Our five-pillar corporate social responsibility strategy is the foundation for building and sustaining relationships everywhere we operate, but particularly with Indigenous communities near our operations.
Five-pillar CSR strategy
- Workforce development
- Business development
- Community engagement
- Community investment
- Environmental stewardship
We work closely with local communities and their representatives, like the Athabasca Working Group and Northern Saskatchewan Environmental Quality Committee, two groups tasked with helping to bridge the gap between industry and the people affected by it.
Both of these groups help ensure uranium development in the region – home to one quarter of the world's uranium resources – is sensitive and responsive to the concerns, needs, and aspirations of northerners, while protecting the environment.
Learn more about how we engage our stakeholders in Our approach.
This indicator provides information about the number and percentage of Cameco operations that have local community engagement activities, impact assessments and development programs.
Community engagement activities
This includes various local community engagement activities that are carried out by Cameco operations to support Cameco's 'supportive communities' measure of success. This would include activities such as community visits, community meetings, events, web materials, investments, print publications, presentations, etc.
|Number of Operations with community engagement activities||10/10||10/10||10/10|
|Percentage of Operations with community engagement activities||100%||100%||100%|
These include socio-economic impact assessments conducted by operations either to meet requirements for environmental impact assessments and/or for standalone local economic impact assessments. These are conducted as required and span an extended timeframe, often over several years.
|Number of Operations with Impact assessments||5/10||8/10||8/10|
|Percentage of Operations with Impact assessments||50%||80%||80%|
Community development programs are formalized programs or agreements developed with local communities, groups and/or organizations, such as impact management agreements and/or memorandums of understanding. These are developed as required and often span an extended timeframe, over several years.
|Number of Operations with development programs||2/10||4/10||5/10|
|Percentage of Operations with development programs||20%||40%||50%|
What it means
Community engagement is an important aspect of operational activities across Cameco sites. Year over year there has been an increase in local community activities, assessments, and programs initiated by our operations.
As we expand our production, we will continue to engage and work with local communities to ensure their input and understanding of our activities. We expect the number of operations involved in community engagement activities to increase in the next reporting period as a result of environmental and social impact assessments currently underway and the potential for other formalized agreements to be developed.