An ecoresponsible enterprise

As part of our continuous performance improvement initiative, Safran acts responsibly by developing a culture based on the anticipation and prevention of risks. Our overall aim is to ensure the health and safety of all employees, guarantee the safety and security of our facilities, protect the natural environment in which we operate and design products and services that incorporate the requirements of sustainable development.

As part of our continuous performance improvement initiative, Safran acts responsibly by developing a culture based on the anticipation and prevention of risks. Our overall aim is to ensure the health and safety of all employees, guarantee the safety and security of our facilities, protect the natural environment in which we operate and design products and services that incorporate the requirements of sustainable development.

 

 

 

 

-50%
decrease in CO2 emissions*
-80%
decrease in NOx emissions*

*ACARE (Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe) goal for 2020

 

 

Through our Health, Safety and Environment policy, Safran pledges to:

  • Fight against climate change
  • Reduce noise
  • Manage the use of hazardous substances
  • Protect its employees

 

 

 

Fight against climate change and limit atmospheric releases

Safran has undertaken a general strategy to reduce our environmental footprint to meet ecological challenges, by designing more environmentally-friendly products and sustainably managing our production facilities. As early as 2008, we deployed a tool to measure our carbon footprint, based on all greenhouse gas emissions from all of our activities.

By employing a low-carbon strategy, we seek to address the major challenges of climate change and the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels. Virtually all of our Research & Technology efforts are focused on:

  • The design of more fuel-efficient engines and lighter aircraft equipment, to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • The development of "more electric" aircraft (electrical actuators for thrust reversers, electric brakes, electric taxiing system, etc.).
  • Participation in research programs on alternative fuels (bio-fuels).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Sky

Safran has been a major partner in Europe's vast Clean Sky research program since it was launched in 2008, especially concerning engines and aircraft equipment. The aim is to meet the ambitious objectives set in 2012 by the ACARE (Advisory Council for Aviation Research and innovation in Europe) toward 2020. In December 2018, Stéphane Cueille , Senior Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer of Safran, has been elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Clean Sky for two years.

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Reduce noise

By limiting noise, especially during takeoff and landing, we can foster the harmonious development of air transport. That's why Safran designs equipment to make aircraft quieter. Current work on noise reduction focuses on aircraft engines and equipment, especially landing gear.

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In the last 50 years, noise from single-aisle commercial jets has decreased 4-fold
15dB
15 dB less noise from LEAP engines, versus the previous generation
-50%
lower noise during takeoff and landing by 2020*
-65%
reduction in noise generated by air transport by 2050*

*Objectives set by ACARE

 

 

Managing the use of hazardous substances

Managing the use of hazardous substances, and replacing them when necessary, are essential objectives at Safran. We scrupulously apply all applicable regulations, and we can also call on a dedicated organization to reach our goals.

We apply the regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) to manage potentially toxic substances and materials used throughout our products' life cycles. Each Group company has created and deployed new tools to anticipate and stay abreast of changes in regulations.

A European and global standard

Safran applies REACH rules by working closely with both French and European trade associations, including French aerospace industries association GIFAS (Groupement des Industriels Français de l'Aéronautique et du Spatial) and ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe).

We are also very actively involved in the International Aerospace Environmental Group, which aims to set up innovative environmental solutions, in particular concerning the management and replacement of hazardous substances.

 

 

 

 

Risk management: Protecting Safran's people

People are at the heart of Safran's sustainable development policy. The main principles behind the policy are risk management, incorporating HSE in management, measuring performance and sharing experiences.

Safran is pulling out all the stops to manage the risks inherent in our production operations and limit their environmental impact for the greater benefit of all stakeholders. In that respect, there has been a decrease of 100 Lost-time Accident Rate and of 1,000 Accident Frequency Rate between 2017 and 2018.

 

 

Our actions are designed to

Increase managerial engagement and operational performance
Manage occupational safety
Safeguard occupational health
Protect the environment

 

 

Safran rolled out its Health, Safety and Environment reference system in 2012, at all facilities worldwide. This system allows us to better organize risk management and performance improvement. In addition to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards, it includes 29 standards concerning specific Safran requirements.
Safran is certified to ISO 14001 for its environmental management system and deploys this methodology as a management tool, used to identify and manage the impact of our activities on the environment. This certification corresponds to a formal commitment to continuous improvement: improving performance depends on more effective management of the risks of pollution, by controlling the liquid or gaseous releases generated by our activities.
At Safran we continuously improve our production and maintenance processes to make them more environmentally-friendly. The design of all aerospace and defense equipment is subject to extremely demanding procedures, to increase their reliability and safety. New manufacturing processes, cleaner and more efficient, are also being applied to limit raw materials waste and increase energy efficiency.

 

 

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