Safran’s purchasing policy

Safran purchasing department: operation and commitments

Four main thrusts

Safran's purchasing policy has four main thrusts:

  • Develop a group of suppliers capable of meeting Safran's current and future needs, and incorporating CSR aspects.
  • Foster suppliers' involvement early in Safran's development programs, to ensure that Safran can meet all customer requirements.
  • Promote procedures, and measurement and management tools shared by all Safran companies.
  • Provide special support to key suppliers ("First Circle").


Safran's purchasing policy is deployed in compliance with:

  • Safran's Code of Ethics and best practices listed in the Business Mediation Charter.
  • Safran's commitments to public authorities, trade associations and other partners.

It is based on:

  • Ongoing collaboration between Safran companies and the corporate "purchasing culture" and network.
  • Closely coordinated actions by all Safran staff and entities working with suppliers.
  • The Purchasing department's involvement throughout our products' life cycles.
  • A centralized organization and a network of buyers at all Group companies.