Safran highlights its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategic priorities during an aerospace and defense industry summit
Safran's pledge to be an exemplary employer – along with the company’s commitment to decarbonizing aviation and embodying industrial responsibility – were key topics addressed during the American Aerospace & Defense Summit, held in Glendale, Arizona on December 7-8.
As a keynote speaker, Peter Lengyel, the President & CEO of Safran USA, gave participants an overview of Safran’s contribution to the U.S. aerospace and defense industries, which encompasses more than 8,000 company employees in 24 states.
Attendees learned about Safran’s continued focus on reducing its environmental footprint in activities that range from the development of low-carbon aircraft, initiatives to curb emissions from its industrial sites, and support for the deployment of sustainable fuels to the application of electric and hybrid propulsion systems for aircraft.
Additionally, Lengyel addressed the importance of maintaining health, safety, quality and manufacturing standards across the organization, which has become all the more crucial since the COVID-19 pandemic.
To illustrate Safran’s strategy for attracting and retaining the next generation of aerospace talent, Lengyel pointed to internal programs implemented by the Group, as well as external initiatives that include workforce development partnerships, outreach on STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics), and relations with local universities.
Safran’s strong commitment to ethics and compliance was highlighted with the participation of Joanne Rapuano, Safran USA’s Senior Counsel, Global Trade & Compliance. During the summit, Rapuano moderated a “Lunch & Learn” roundtable discussion on the theme: “Communicating the Importance and Impact of Ethics in Aerospace.” She also participated as a panelist in a session entitled: “Forecasting Future Trends to Optimize Aerospace & Defense Resiliency.”
The American Aerospace & Defense Summit brought together 150-plus industry leaders to discuss the topics of supply chain, manufacturing, engineering and technology, along with quality in the American aerospace and defense industry sectors.