OUR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AND ETHICS
CSR responsibilities have formed an integral part of the Naval Group project from the outset. It is a heritage that the group cultivates with the aim of serving all its stakeholders. Naval Group is first and foremost a community of men and women drawn together by a common vision, sharing a sense of responsibility towards the company for which they work. This responsibility is particularly expressed through the group’s values, namely a spirit of conquest, rigour, trust, commitment and respect.
For the first time in its history, Naval Group decided in 2013 to place the same importance on responsible development as on growth and profitability, as three of its objectives for the coming years. The group also joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2014, thus affirming its adherence to a global community of companies committed to upholding human rights, labour standards, the protection of the environment and the promotion of joint anti-corruption principles.
The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles
Structured around theEthics, Compliance and Governance Department and the Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, the group’s ethics CSR policy is based on the three pillars of CSR – economic development, social commitment and environmental issues. It is based on an ethical reference and a transparency on the actions taken, with regard to our sectorial activities (Defence and Energy).
In the interests of transparency and respectful of the regulations specific to the Defence and Energy sectors, the group regularly conducts independent audits, particularly in the areas covering non-financial rating, Ethics, Social and Societal concerns, the Environment and the CSR performance of its suppliers.
The Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee sets the general guidelines on ethics and corporate social responsibility and makes sure that good practice is implemented within the group. It gives an account of its action to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.