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Performance Reporting

CNL’s commitment to sustainable development is factored into all of our business planning activities.
Performance Reporting

In 2016, the Chalk River (CRL) and Whiteshell (WL) Laboratories continued re-certification to the ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management Systems, recognized internationally as key to guiding organizations to environmental responsibility and continual improvement. This commitment to environmental protection and continual enhancement of environmental performance is clearly evident in the 13 years of ISO 14001 registration at the Chalk River Laboratories, and seven years at the Whiteshell Laboratories.

Overall, CNL’s environmental performance has been steadily improving in recent years. We post the detailed evidence, here, publicly, to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship, and to help secure Canadians’ acceptance for the continued exploration of nuclear science and technology.

CNL Sustainability Report – 2021

As Canada’s national nuclear laboratory, sustainability is integrated into all of the work we do, and all the decisions we make.  We are pleased to provide you with the first annual Sustainability Report for CNL.

In pursuit of more sustainable operations and with the goal of demonstrating alignment with AECL’s Sustainability Strategy (CW-514100-003-000 Rev 1), CNL has identified 14 focus areas of environmental leadership, governance and social responsibility. This report brings together a summary of goals and achievements in each of these key areas, and helps to outline a future direction for a more sustainable CNL.

This document is available in both official languages, and has been posted to our external website. You are encouraged to share the document with any interested stakeholders, colleagues or community members.