Commitment according to Naval Group
In France and internationally, Naval Group aims to frame its corporate strategy as a collaborative and collective effort with all the stakeholders involved.
In 2019, Naval Group won the 5th Corporate Edition of the "Law Awards" ("Trophées du Droit"), earning a "Special Mention” in the Compliance category. In the same year, the Group won the Randstad Award for “France’s favourite company” for the second time in three years, and the bronze medal in the eco-design category at the 7th edition of France's "CSR Awards" ("Nuit de la RSE"), organised by APF France Handicap.
Member of the Global Compact
Advanced member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2014, Naval Group has achieved the highest level of recognition, for the seven year running. The Group has committed to 6 of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations. It also strives to meet the 7 pillars of the ISO 26000 standard and has asked to be regularly assessed on its performance to sustain its progress.
Some examples of actions implemented
SDG #5: Gender equality
> Professional equality index: 88/100.
> Naval Group has more than 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.
SDG # 7: Affordable and clean energy
> A targeted 10% reduction in the energy footprint of its sites in France.
SDG # 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure
> Recycling of 87% of the solid mass of former Le Redoutable-type SSBNs during their deconstruction.
SDG # 13: Climate Action
> Active member of the Coalition for the Marine Energy Transition (T2EM).
> Replacement of degreasing receptacles that use organic solvents with washing receptacles in Toulon.
SDG # 14: Life below wate
> Eco-design of new-construction ships.
> Filtration of stripping effluents in the dry dock (Toulon and Brest).
> 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 in-service support (ISS) programs.
> Partnership agreement with the National Guard.
An international approach
Naval Group's international subsidiaries have a CSR correspondent. Accordingly, 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.