Naval Group’s vision of commitment
Naval Group was awarded the trophy for the best diversity and inclusion strategy at the first edition of the Sommet de la transformation durable (sustainable transformation summit) in 2022, thanks to its commitment to making the company more inclusive. Naval Group won the gold trophy at the Victoires des Leaders du capital humain (Leaders of human capital awards) organised by Décideurs Magazine in 2021, for its HR strategy and work in the fields of employment, knowledge transfer and skills development. The group was the recipient of the gold laureate at the 2020 Décision Achats trophy in recognition of its purchasing decisions and innovative approach to managing supplier relations.
As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, Naval Group is committed to working on five of the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The group is also committed to the seven pillars of the ISO standard 26000 and is annually assessed on its performance and progress.
Some examples of actions implemented
SDG no.5: Gender equality
• Professional equality index: 89/100
• Over 290 godmothers and coordinators and about a dozen diversity and inclusion operational ambassadors from Naval Group are a part of the Elles bougent association.
• An agreement promoting diversity and concerning professional gender equality between sexes and the employment of individuals with disabilities.
• Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) signed in February 2021.
• Signatory of the #StOpE initiative since January 2022, aiming to combat ordinary sexism in the workplace.
SDG no.9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure
• Naval Group presented its latest concept ship, Blue Shark, at the Euronaval 2022 trade show. This first-class eco-design combat ship possesses around twenty eco-technologies enabling the ship to rise to environmental challenges in its surroundings without compromising combat superiority.
• Naval Group sponsored the first Rencontres pour une industrie durable et écoresponsable (RIDE) for industry actors in 2022. This event helps them understand social challenges and identify innovations aimed at boosting a sustainable and eco-responsible industry.
• Life cycle analyses for our programs to identify the main environmental impacts and mitigate their effects.
SDG no.13: Climate action
• Active member of T2EM - a coalition for the transition of the maritime sector.
• Objective: measure, manage and reduce greenhouse gases on our sites by 5% annually between 2014 and 2050.
• Annual publication of the group’s carbon footprint.
SDG no.14: Marine life
• Integrating environmental requirements in ship design to limit their environmental impact.
• Managing fluid waste from fairing work in all our operational docks (Toulon, Brest, Lorient and Cherbourg).
• Working on the impact of maritime noise on marine ecosystems as part of the European project PIAQUO (Practical Implementation of AQUO).
SDG no.16: Peace, justice and solid institutions
• Support for national sovereignty through our programs for ship construction and through-life support.
• Partnership agreement with the National Guard.
Naval Group - defence - reservist partnership
Naval Group has signed an agreement with the National Guard for the operational support of reservists, promoting the commitment of its reservist employees to sovereignty. This is a winning combination for reservists looking for new experiences and responsibilities as well as for the operational reserve who benefits from the additional expertise. Furthermore, this also allows Naval Group to acquire a deeper and fuller understanding of the needs of the French armed forces and more specifically that of the French Navy thanks to the close ties created through the agreement.
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 youth 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.