Naval Group’s vision of commitment

Naval Group is committed to driving the company towards increasingly responsible behaviour keeping corporate social responsibility challenges in mind.


Naval Group aims to frame its corporate strategy as a collective and collaborative effort including all the stakeholders concerned, both in France and internationally.

Naval Group assumes its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) not only with respect to its stakeholders and society at large, but also as leader of the naval defence industry, both in France and around the world. The group is committed to deploying a proactive CSR approach on the social, environmental, ethical and anti-corruption as well as the economic fronts related to the naval sector.

Naval Group employees were involved in defining the company’s Purpose in 2022. Naval Group’s Purpose underscores the company’s commitments to its customers, partners, suppliers and employees, guides our strategy and inspires our day-to-day actions.

Honours awarded

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.


Sustainable contribution

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.

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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 #5: Gender equality

    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 # 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure

    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 # 13: Climate Action

    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 # 14: Life below wate

    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.

    SDG # 16: Peace, justice and strong institution

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.




Corporate social responsibility report 2022


Yearbook 2022


Calculation of the gender equality index


Indicators 2022 _Rixain law related to gender representation in corporate leadership positions


Corporate social responsibility report 2021


Yearbook 2021


Corporate social responsibility report 2020


Yearbook 2020


Global Compact: certificate of GC Advanced 2020


Financial report 2019


Control our environmental risks and limit the environmental impact of our products, services and activities.

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Naval sector

Development through the creation of value collectively and sustainably.

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Guaranteeing diversity, equality and non-discrimination.

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Ensuring that our practices are impeccable, everywhere in the world.

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