National Nuclear Laboratory

Our purpose and values


Harnessing nuclear science to benefit society

We are here to help make sure our sector can deliver environmentally and financially affordable solutions to some of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century.

Whether it is contributing to the achievement of net zero or advancing nuclear science in the delivery of effective healthcare, the outcomes we achieve directly benefit us all.

We are building on the world-class solutions and successes we have already delivered as part of a new agenda with four Focus Areas: Clean Energy, Environmental Restoration, Health and Nuclear Medicine and Security and Non-Proliferation.

These are the cornerstones of our ambitions, shaping what we deliver for our customers and for UK society.


Our values align our actions and act as our compass to guide our future.