Analytical laboratory. Somaïr ore processing plant. Niger

The group has 44,000 employees across the globe. AREVA relies on a full range of skills to meet the challenge of the future: to ensure the long-term supply of uranium for the production of nuclear-generated electricity while steadily reducing CO2 emissions. The group’s human resources policy in Niger and elsewhere in the world focuses on its employees’ welfare by protecting their health and safety and developing their skills.

Priority to local employment and the transfer of skills

Convinced that diversity is a valuable resource, SOMAïR et COMINAK employ individuals with varied and complementary profiles. The group has made a sustained effort to train its personnel in Niger since it began working there in the late 1950s. As a consequence, 99% of AREVA’s 2,500 employees in Niger are Nigerien.

The expatriate managers who continue to work in Niger enable the transfer of knowledge and know-how.

Nigerien senior managers have been trained at French or Nigerien engineering schools and at the group's mining sites in France or elsewhere. The mining companies SOMAÏR and COMINAK were also responsible for the creation of the EMAÏR (École des mines de l'Aïr), a training school for mining technicians and supervisors located in Agadez.

To promote the sharing of skills, AREVA offers Nigerien managers positions with high levels of responsibility in other international subsidiaries, particularly in France, Canada and Africa.

AREVA contacts in Niger
AREVA group
AREVA's headquarters in Paris, France

By developing the synergies between AREVA’s carbon-free offers, the group’s 44,000 employees help supply as many people as possible with safer, cleaner and more economical energy.

Mining activities
Somaïr open pit mine. Arlit. Niger

With operational excellence as their aim, the multicultural teams of the Mining Business Group locate new resources and exploit deposits all over the world, extract uranium from the ore, and reclaim and monitor the sites when mining has ended. This broad spectrum of know-how makes the mining activity a pillar of AREVA’s integrated business model.

Mining facilities in Niger

Niger's uranium potential is currently being developed by 2 Nigerien companies: SOMAÏR AND COMINAK. AREVA is the majority shareholder of both companies.