Corporate Social Responsibility

Leading the way on all fronts

As a responsible corporate citizen and industry leader, Airbus’ day-to-day operations are guided by a strong commitment to the highest ethical standards – ensuring integrity, transparency and professionalism across its operations.

Support and development

Day after day, social responsibility plays a vital role in how Airbus conducts its business, makes decisions and sets priorities. This initiative takes many forms at Airbus, including employee development, building strong supplier partnerships and maximum safety for all its workers.

Airbus is an active corporate citizen, and believes in contributing to the communities where its employees live and work. In 2008, the company created the Airbus Corporate Foundation – which manages all of its charitable activities around the world, and brings together the international employee network with associations and other international organisations.

Building on existing Airbus charitable projects, the Foundation emphasizes and focuses its support on three key themes: youth development, humanitarian and community support, and the environment.

Creating value with less environmental impact

From the very beginning, Airbus has put the highest priority on environmental performance. Over the course of its 40-plus-year history, the company has adhered to a philosophy of increasing the number of passengers (or amount of freight) per flight, while reducing overall emissions, energy consumption and perceived noise.

To meet its environmental targets, Airbus continually invests in improvements for its in-service jetliners, and applies cutting-edge technologies to enhance new aircraft throughout their lifecycle.

This company-wide effort extends to Airbus’ production sites, all of which have received International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 certification – recognising Airbus’ achievements in monitoring and minimising the effect its operations have on the environment.