Strong social involvement

AREAV foundation partnered with the Urban Community of Arlit, Niger to create a public library. Arlit, Niger.

Since the creation of the mining companies SOMAÏR and COMINAK 40 years ago, AREVA has implemented an ambitious social policy. Carried out in partnership with local associations and representatives, these programs receive substantial funding (6 million euros a year over the next five years).

In Niger, the group supports programs to aid development as well as cooperative actions in the areas of health, education, training, and access to water and energy for the local population. The group also provides emergency aid to the victims of disasters.

Local economic development programs

AREVA is Niger’s main industrial partner and, as such, actively participates in the country’s economic development.

Key figures

  • Over 25 million euros spent over 6 years on economic and social development programs.
  • Over 37 million euros in taxes paid to Niger in 2009, as well as 3 million euros in social contributions.
Somaïr hospital. Arlit. Niger

Health: giving everyone access to care

AREVA, a partner of Niger for half a century, has shown its solidarity with the Nigerien people by providing better health care services.

AREVA foundation supports the renovation of the Arlit and Akokan middle schools : AREVA provides funding to improve working conditions at shool. Arlit, Akokan, Niger.

Education: giving everyone access to knowledge

Education has been a social development priority ever since AREVA began mining operations in Niger.

Emergency aid

When disasters like famines or floods occur in Niger, AREVA provides emergency aid to the victims.

AREVA’s public health actions in Niger
Cominak hospital. Akouta. Niger. Africa

As the country’s leading private-sector employer, AREVA has been committed to ensuring the best possible health conditions for its employees since it began operations in Niger.

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 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.