The French Nuclear Sector

60 years of history




THE STORY BEHIND THE HISTORY

GIIN, Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire, the French Nuclear Suppliers association is a non-governmental organisation created on 24 January 1959, by the 13 national professional federations.

It represents more than 450 companies from different size: Very Small Businesses (TPE), Small and Medium Sized Companies (PME), Mid-cap companies (ETI) and large groups who work in the civil nuclear sector in France and in other countries.

All manufacturers with civil nuclear activities with a stable industrial establishment in France are full members of GIIN, if they are members of one of the national professional federations that make up GIIN. 

THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL TRADE FEDERATION

A UNIFIED VOICE FOR THE NUCLEAR SECTOR’S INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES AND THEIR FEDERATIONS

  • We represent federations at the Nuclear Sector Strategic Committee (CSFN, see p.08) and influence its strategic orientations in regard to market access conditions, training, exports, innovation, and communications.
  • We express the needs of SMEs and midmarket compa­nies of the nuclear sector and contribute to the actions they conduct together with EDF, trade unions, Government Departments :

  • Participation in working groups run by EDF to pre­pare for the NPP life-extension plan (as a member of the nuclear contractors' charter supervisory committee, with professional organizations, and within the “employ­ment, training, and attractiveness” working group).

    Participation in the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) Commission on the comprehension of social, organizational, and human risk factors (COFSOH).

  • We promote the nuclear industry and speak out its posi­tions on current energy and industry issues.