Namibian Uranium Association Charter
The Members of the Namibian Uranium Association (NUA) cooperatively enable the Namibian uranium exploration, mining and exporting industry to operate, expand and thrive safely and efficiently. We will achieve this by adhering to the principles below:
A Commitment to Sustainable Development
Members will seek to balance the protection of environmental values in the areas that they explore and mine, with the social and cultural needs of the communities within which they operate, with the people we employ and with the business and economic imperatives of our shareholders.
Through their commitment to the development and implementation of uranium stewardship principles, members will contribute to actions in order to support the safe and peaceful use of nuclear technology. In their operations, they aim to protect individuals, society and the environment from any harmful radiological effects. They will engage others in the nuclear fuel cycle to support their efforts to do likewise.
Avoiding Anti-Trust Behaviour
Members will avoid questions or discussions that could create the appearance of an attempt to set prices or engage in other anti-competitive behaviour. Members will not discuss terms of specific contracts, specific prices for products or services (whether current or projected), allocation of markets, customers or territories, refusals to deal with particular suppliers or customers or any similar matters that might impair competition within the uranium industry.
Supporting Fit-for-Purpose Regulatory Arrangements
Members will work with governments, industry and other stakeholders to achieve fit-for-purpose public policy, laws, regulations and procedures that facilitate the contributions of uranium exploration, mining, processing and exporting to sustainable development within Namibia’s sustainable development strategies.
Members will, as a minimum, adhere to the applicable international and national laws, regulations and codes that govern the industry.
Members will implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with their stakeholders. Members will report exploration results, mineral resources and ore reserves in accordance with national or international best practice guidelines.