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.
In 2021, Naval Group received the gold trophy at the “Victoires des Leaders du capital humain” (Leaders of human capital awards) organised by the magazine Décideurs, in acknowledgement of its HR strategy and actions towards employment, transfer of know-how and skills development. The previous year, the group won a gold award at the “Décision Achats” trophy for purchasing decisions, acknowledging its innovative system for managing supplier relations.
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 seventh 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, as required by the advanced level, 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
> The objective to reduce energy consumption by 5 % per year.
> Installation of renewable energy sources: photovoltaic solar energy.
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).
> Objective for measurement, management and reduction of the carbon footprint left by our sites and our activities: - 3 % in 2021 and - 5 % per year from 2022 to 2050.
> Replacement of degreasing receptacles that use organic solvents with washing receptacles in Toulon.
> 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
> The ecodesign policy for our ships and infrastructures prevents and controls the impact of our products and industrial processes.
> 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.
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.