AREVA TOP supplier
The worldwide leading energy technology company, AREVA, has awarded the title "AREVA TOP supplier" to 141 of its German suppliers in Berlin. The award underscores AREVA's close collaboration with its partner companies which have made significant contributions to the company's success.
In 2008, AREVA placed orders with a total of 8,800 suppliers in Germany alone. The overall volume of the deliveries is 1.1 billion Euro.
"It is not only large energy technology companies such as AREVA, but also thousands of medium-sized companies that benefit from the growth in the nuclear power and renewable energy sector. They are a major support for the economy in times of economic crisis," emphasised Anne Lauvergeon, AREVA's CEO.
Today, about 8,000 employees work for AREVA at more than 30 locations in Germany in the nuclear power, electricity transmission and distribution as well as in the renewable energy division. In 2008, about 1,000 new specialists were employed, and a similarly high number is expected for the current year.
About 25 different criteria have to be met to be eligible for this seal of quality. They include among others subjects such as quality, competitiveness and innovative ability as well as the long-term nature of business relations. Furthermore, the suppliers must meet the requirements of strict rules and safety guidelines as well as the requirements of occupational health and safety. The most important criterion is the suppliers' commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection.