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Strategy

Sustainable aviation to build the world of tomorrow: Safran has adopted this mission for the coming years. To achieve its ambitions, the Group has developed a strategic roadmap and will depend on solid fundamentals.

Two strategic priorities to build the world of tomorrow

CFM Rise program - Open fan

Decarbonization: towards carbon-neutral aviation by 2050

Rise to the challenges of climate change and sustainable mobility in air transport: these are the priorities of the Group climate strategy. Safran's ambition is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To support the transition, the Group is counting on disruptive technologies such as the development of a new generation of engine architectures, reduced weight of equipment, the use of sustainable aviation fuels and hybrid electric technology. Decarbonization of the aviation sector also involves reducing the emissions from production and maintenance operations, including human activities and infrastructures, in the aircraft manufacturing industry. For this reason, Safran has implemented a low-carbon plan across all its production sites to significantly reduce the emissions from its operations. Click here to find out more about our climate strategy.

All our #SustainableAviation initatives
SMTCOPS, The New French Multi Mission Parachute System

Sovereignty: working to protect citizens

In a backdrop of increasingly intense geopolitical tension, it is crucial to ensure the protection of citizens, by proposing defense solutions to the armed forces to prevent danger, preserve democratic stability, and enable nations to exercise their sovereignty. This is what Safran does, by developing observation, decision-making, and guidance products and services for the defense and space markets. This Group expertise is widely recognized on a global level and allows us to continue developing technologies in many other fields.

Find out more about our Defense & space initatives

Solid fundamentals

Safran employees at the Safran Paris-Saclay site

An ambitious CSR policy

Safran has developed a corporate social responsibility policy fully in line with the Group's corporate purpose. It was co-developed with all internal and external stakeholders with the aim of ensuring sustainable growth to help the Group perform better over the long term. It is based on four pillars: decarbonizing the aeronautical industry, being an exemplary employer, embodying responsible industry, and asserting our civic commitment.

More details about the Group's CSR strategy
Final check of an Arriel engine using a cobot

Operational excellence amplified by the digital transformation

New digital technologies are deeply impacting our societies and the digital transformation of business is a significant issue. For an industrial high-tech group such as ours, digital technology is a real game changer, a driver of performance and growth. Data management, connectivity, augmented reality, cobots: making the digital transition in industrial processes, engineering and services activities is a reality across all our sites. Digital tools are causing a revolution not only in our production sites, but also our work methods and customer relationship.

Digital transformation at Safran
Powder flowability and density measurement

Mastering disruptive innovation

Safran's innovation strategy is a response to the Group's ambition to once again be at the forefront of the disruptive technologies that will determine how the future will be shaped. A significant number of Group employees are engaged in research and development programs to explore new avenues of innovation such as additive manufacturing, composite materials, hybrid-electric aircraft, next generation of ultra-efficient engines, system connectivity, etc. Through its open innovation initiative, Safran also aims at developing and accelerating cooperative projects with start-ups whose disruptive technologies or business models are applicable to aviation, aerospace and defense.

More details about innovation at Safran
VERSA - Aircraft Interiors Expo 2023

Expertise in all aviation fields to reinvent the flight experience

The future of air transport depends on our success in attracting passengers, so we need to constantly reinvent the flight experience to make it safer and more comfortable. Safran teams are experts in all aviation fields, from aircraft design to certification, maintenance and services. They work on innovative, reliable and ultra-efficient equipment that is used on almost all aircraft programs around the world.

Safran on board the biggest aeronautical programs
Engineer at Safran Engineering Services India

Diversity of talent all over the world

Safran can count on its 83,000 employees across the Group, united by an unrivaled team spirit, a passion for rising to challenges and a desire to be part of a new chapter of the epic story of aeronautics. Four fundamentals are the basis of the Safran HR policy, to enable each and every person to be part of the team:

  • Foster diversity and inclusion
  • Develop skills and build career opportunities
  • Ensure a high-quality work environment
  • Encourage collaboration and mutual support

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