Dialogue and consensus-building: summary of the "Stakeholders Session"
GROUP / SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
September 29, 2005
With the social and environnemental rating by Innovest, the "Stakeholders Session" is one of the highlights of the year 2005 in the group's dialogue and consensus-building policy.
This initiative to consult external stakeholders was divided into two phases. An initial session was held on September 14, 2004, during which AREVA listened to stakeholders, and a second session was held on February 9, 2005, during which AREVA answered the questions raised.
Comité 21*, reference authority in France for sustainable development, acted as an independent middleman and organized the process.
With regard to external stakeholders, Comité 21 chose 15 different organizations representing NGOs (in the fields of environmental protection, North-South development, solidarity and human rights), social and economic agencies, national and international institutions.
For AREVA, the group's main operational departments were asked to participate, including the Sustainable Development and Continuous Improvement, Strategy, Communications, Financial Communications, Research and Innovation, Human Resources and Safety, Health and Security departments.
Comité 21 has made a summary report of the Stakeholders Session, which includes a summary of the commitments AREVA undertook during the discussions.
Comité 21 is a French non-profit association. It was set up in 1994 to help France act upon the commitments it made at the Rio Earth Summit. Today Comité 21 has more than 300 members divided into various categories: companies, local authorities, associations, personalities and ex officio members devoted to environmental protection, fair trade, education in sustainable development or international solidarity, public utilities and the media.