10-1 Report on Discussion with Senior Environmental and Sustainable Development Executives
Two half-day sessions with corporate environment and sustainable development executives were held on January 14 and 15, 2004 in Toronto and Calgary respectively. These sessions were to provide first hand advice to NWMO from senior environment and sustainable development executives in organizations in Canada that have dealt with significant social and environmental challenges. Five executives in Toronto and five in Calgary participated in the discussions. The individuals work for a cross-section of Canada’s major resource, energy, chemical, waste and recycling industries.
The participants indicated that the NWMO overall approach was generally sound. The need to earn the trust of Canadians in the management approach was a point that was frequently noted.
Several suggestions for improving the process for arriving at a recommendation on a management approach to used nuclear fuel were made. Some suggestions for improvement to the analytical framework and environmental aspects were also provided.