Naval Group’s vision of commitment
In France and internationally, Naval Group aims to frame its corporate strategy as a collaborative and collective effort with all the stakeholders involved.
With respect to its stakeholders and society at large, Naval Group assumes its corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as its leading role in the naval defence industry, both in France and internationally. The group is committed to deploying a proactive CSR approach on the social, environmental, ethical and anti-corruption and economic aspects of the naval sector.
In 2022, as a result of internal collaborative work, Naval Group has a purpose. Our purpose asserts Naval Group’s commitments to its customers, its partners, its suppliers and its employees. It will guide our strategy and will inspire in our daily actions.
Naval Group was awarded the trophy for best diversity and inclusion strategy at the 2022 Sustainable Transformation Summit, showing its commitment to making the company more inclusive. In 2021, Naval Group received the gold trophy at the “Victoires des Leaders du capital humain” (Leaders of human capital awards), an event organised by the French business publication Décideurs Magazine, in acknowledgement of its human resources (HR) strategy and actions towards employment, transfer of know-how and skills development. In 2020, the group won a gold award at the Décision Achats Trophy for its innovative system for managing supplier relations.
Naval Group has committed in particular to five out of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations. It also strives to meet the seven pillars of the ISO 26000 standard is annually assessed on its performance and progress.
Some examples of actions implemented
SDG #5: Gender equality
> Professional equality index: 89/100.
> Naval Group has 200 female sponsors and representatives from the “Elles bougent” association.
> Agreement promoting diversity, equal opportunities and the employment of people with a disability.
> Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signatory since 11 February 2021.
> Signatory of the #StOpE initiative aimed at ending sexist behaviour in the workplace, since January 2022.
SDG # 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure
> Recycling of 90 % of the solid mass of former Le Redoutable-type nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) during their deconstruction.
SDG # 13: Climate Action
> Active member of the Coalition for the Marine Energy Transition (T2EM).
> Objective for the measurement, management and reduction of the greenhouse gases emitted by our sites: - 5 % per year from 2014 to 2050.
> Installation of a heat recovery system from HP air in Lorient, enabling the energy consumption in this area to be divided by three.
SDG # 14: Life below water
>Integration of environmental regulations into ship design to limit the environmental impact of our products.
> Management of the effluents from fairing in dry docks (Toulon, Brest, Lorient and Cherbourg).
> Work on the impact of maritime traffic noise on marine ecosystems in the framework of the European project PIAQUO (Practical Implementation of AQUO).
SDG # 16: Peace, justice and strong institution
> Support for State sovereignty through our new construction and through-life support programs.
> Partnership agreement with the National Guard.
Naval Group - defence - reservist partnership
Naval Group has signed an agreement for the operational support of reservists with the National Guard for the benefit of its reservist employees. This agreement promotes their commitment to sovereignty. A winning combination for reservists, looking for new experiences and responsibilities; for the operational reserve which is benefiting from additional expertise; and ultimately, for Naval Group which, meeting the expectations of the French armed forces and the French Navy as fully as possible, is refining its understanding of their needs.
An international approach
The Malaysian subsidiary Naval Group Malaysia has undertaken various actions, including the purchase of “hybrid” company vehicles, the implementation of a car-sharing and shuttle system linking the Lumut shipyard, and financial participation in charitable, cultural and health programs for employees and their families.
The Brazilian subsidiary has implemented an apprenticeship program for young people in the 14-25 age category. This scheme will support them in their employment by developing their trade skills and know-how in a company environment.
Calculation of the gender equality index
Indicators 2022 _Rixain law related to gender representation in corporate leadership positions
Corporate social responsibility report 2021
Corporate social responsibility report 2020
Global Compact: certificate of GC Advanced 2020
Financial report 2019
Financial report 2019
Contolling our environmental risks and limiting the environmental impacts of our products, services and activities.
Ethics and anti-corruption
Ensuring that our practices are impeccable, everywhere in the world.