Cameco Named on Top 100 List for most Sustainable Corporations in the World
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, January 20, 2016
For the first time Cameco (TSX: CCO; NYSE: CCJ) has been named one of the world’s most sustainable corporations in a global analysis organized by Corporate Knights, a Canadian-based media and research company.
The companies who make the Global 100 ranking are the top overall sustainability performers in their respected industry sectors and are selected from 4,353 companies listed companies with a market capitalization greater than $2 billion (USD).
Companies are judged on 12 key indicators. This includes scoring criteria such as total revenue divided by a company’s greenhouse gas emissions, safety performance, and percentage of tax paid.
“This recognition shows Cameco is seen as a global leader in transparency, environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility,” said Sean Willy, Cameco’s director of corporate responsibility. “It proves the work we are doing at a site level around water and waste management and our commitment to safety is being acknowledged at a world level.”
Cameco placed 32nd on the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. It has also made the domestic top 50 list in 2015.
More information on the 2016 Global 100 index is available on the Corporate Knights website.
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. Our competitive position is based on our controlling ownership of the world’s largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations. Our uranium products are used to generate clean electricity in nuclear power plants around the world. We also explore for uranium in the Americas, Australia and Asia. Our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. Our head office is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.