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Women@Safran, meet Laëtitia FRANCOISE, Safran Cabin’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Director

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HSE programs aim at improving the health and well-being of our employees and partners…
Laëtitia Françoise, HSE Director for Safran Cabin

Tell us about your background and career evolution?

I started at Safran in 2004 as an intern in HSE. After 5 years of apprenticeship, I received my Engineering degree when I was at Safran Electronics and Defense (SED).

I continued at SED as an HSE Engineer at different sites, then became in charge of HSE coordination for all SED sites. In 2014, I joined Safran Electrical and Power (SEP) as the HSE Manager. From 2020, I had the opportunity to manage the Low-carbon Project and Risk Management. Since October 2021, I joined Safran Cabin as HSE Director. This is a new challenge for me!

My recommendation for women seeking career advancement is to celebrate change and impart your best in every situation. I earned different roles and advancement by my aptitude and dedication to continuous improvement. In addition, routine bores me, so I like to seek out new challenges with new adventures! 


What do you enjoy most in your current role? 

There are two things I enjoy the most.

First, is to live an international experience. Since the position is in the United States, it is a different way of life and way of working that is offered to me! Each country has its own culture and cultural immersion is the best way to understand our differences and common points in order to build adapted plans together.   


Second, there is always progress to be made in the HSE field within our company. To do this, it is essential to bring our HSE teams into the Safran journey and give them all the support to understand the Group's processes and tools. 

In addition to the HSE community, all Cabin employees must be involved in this cultural change to ensure that HSE integrates as far as possible in all our processes.


What is most exciting about the HSE 2022 Roadmap and why is it important to our employees?

HSE certification is important because it is the guarantee of a risk prevention system with prevention programs implemented to obtain associated results by the sites. 

All of these (HSE) programs aim at improving the health and well-being of our employees and partners, so it is very important that all employees take part in this journey and contribute individually and collectively to it. HSE supports Cabin operations and the people performing our operations.


Where do you find inspiration, innovation and/or motivation?

We have created our own standards, deployed tools to support these programs, certified our sites, and brought about a real cultural change. Good operational performance is achieved with good HSE performance, because we cannot produce well under poor conditions. 

In addition, Cabin is a multicultural company where everyone contributes their best practices. It is up to us to use them to create the best of Cabin.