Social commitment

As the employer of more than 13,000 people worldwide, Naval Group has particularly broad responsibilities.

The group deploys a very active Human Resources policy – based on a dynamic social dialog – which contributes towards the quality of the social climate and life at work.

Naval Group has introduced a policy which guarantees fair and competitive pay and promotes career development.

The forward-looking employment and skills management initiative helps forecast changes in skill requirements and tailor the workforce accordingly. As part of its international development, Naval Group conducts an ambitious expatriation policy to provide optimum support for the international mobility of its employees. Very active in training, in 2013, Naval Group inaugurated its company university, Naval Group University which groups the internal and external training activities for its personnel and customers. Convinced that diversity is a fundamental issue, Naval Group signed a three-year agreement with social partners, for professional equality between women and men. It aims to develop diversity in all the Naval Group trades, to promote equality of treatment between men and women in their professional careers and to take into account the balance between professional and private lives. In this respect, Naval Group is a member of the “Elles bougent” association, a network of women engineers and technicians from more than 50 partner companies which aims to stimulate the interest of female high school pupils and students in traditionally male trades.

The group also supports equality and diversity at work.

2017 saw the signature of a new generation contract integrated into the strategic jobs and skills management agreement. It incorporates the elements of the previous agreement by adopting a proactive policy regarding the recruitment of young people under the age of 30 and older people over the age of 50, as well as a job-stability component. With its Handicap Mission, the group is committed – on a daily basis – to the better integration of disabled people in the company.

The Health and Safety at Work (H&SW) policy implemented by the group has generated very good results.

The AFNOR follow-up audit conducted during 2017 confirmed the certification of Naval Group’s global quality, safety and environment (QSE) management system, in the standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The group is also engaged in a process to improve the H&SW performance of its suppliers.