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Reporting and performance data

This section summarises our Responsibility and Sustainability approach, the GRI index, the social and environmental performance data and the EY assurance report.

Airbus approach to Responsibility and Sustainability

Environmental and social performance

At Airbus, corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to how we are aligning the Company with the needs and expectations of society. Airbus aims to balance its strategy for growth with fulfilling duties to all stakeholders and addressing material sustainability issues. Underlying this is a drive to deliver the best technology to serve mobility and security.

Stakeholders

Airbus’ businesses are characterised by long product lifecycles and corresponding returns on investments, considerable costs and risks in programme development, and cyclical civilian markets. The principal stakeholders are shareholders, customers, regulators, policymakers, employees, suppliers, NGOs, as well as society at large..

Materiality

Airbus focuses on material issues that have significant operational and strategic impacts, potentially affecting Airbus’ risks and performance. Airbus is taking into account stakeholders’ and analysts’ questions about the materiality of CSR issues.

Data and Performance

A signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2003, Airbus is committed to the UN Global Compact principles and has reached the “Advanced Level”. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting is embedded across Airbus, measuring performance and progress. Environmental and social data have been externally audited since 2010. Below is a selection of externally reviewed environmental and social performance indicators.

About the report:

The report is an exercise conducted on a yearly basis. It is measured by financial year, and has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. The previous report was published in April 29th 2019.

Ernst & Young has reviewed a selection of Airbus' environmental and social performance indicators, which can be found here: EY’Assurance Report

For any questions regarding the report, please email: cr_sustainability@airbus.com

Guidelines and related actions

GRI Index and Global Compact correspondence

The following Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index indicates to what extent we take the GRI indicators into account. At the same time, it shows where in the website the indicators are dealt with. For some indicators, we also refer to the Annual Report (information document) of Airbus.

This table follows the GRI Standards Guidelines, meeting the ‘core’ in accordance option. All following aspects are material for Airbus and for its stakeholders.

The following tables present the Airbus responsibility and sustainability aspects according to GRI principles.

GRI Content Index

GRI Standard
Disclosure
Related content
Reference document External References: SDGs, UN Global Compact 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016
Organizational Profile 
GRI 102-1
Name of the organization Airbus    
GRI 102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services  Get to know Airbus    
Discover Airbus' activities and products Information Document 2018, page 24 to 46   
Explore Airbus Commercial's activities and products    
Explore Airbus Helicopters' activities and products    
Explore Airbus Defence's activities and products    
Explore Airbus Space's activities and products    
GRI 102-3 Location of headquarters

Discover Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse

   
Find more about Airbus' legal site  Information Document 2018, page 94  
GRI 102-4 Location of operations Explore Airbus' global presence    
Explore Airbus Commercial's operations locations Information Document 2018, pages 35 and 36   
Explore Airbus Helicopters' operations locations and in Informatin Document 2018  Information Document 2018, page 39  
Explore Airbus Defence & Space operations' locations Information Document 2018, page 45  
GRI 102-5 Ownership and legal form 

See Airbus' legal form in Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 94  
Find more about Airbus' shareholding structure, in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, page 104  
GRI 102-6 Markets served

Discover Airbus' markets

   
Airbus' order book by region    
Find out more about Airbus' markets in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 28 to 45  
GRI 102-7 Scale of the organization

Discover the organisation of Airbus’ businesses in Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 28 to 45  
Explore Airbus' products and services sold and delivered in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 26 to 29
See Airbus' number of employees in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, pages 57 and 58
See Airbus' operating and financial review in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, page 71 to 90
See Airbus' social performance data  
Explore Commercial's orders & deliveries   
Find the financial results & annual reports  
GRI 102-8 Information on employees and other workers See Airbus' number of employees in Financial Statements 2018  Financial Statements 2018, page 53 

SDG8

UN GC Principle 6

Find out more about Airbus' workforce  in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, pages 57 and 58  
See the social performance data    
GRI 102-9 Supply chain

Learn more about procurement at Airbus in Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 64 to 67  
and about the interdependence on the supply chain  in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, page 13 to 36
Find out more about our suppliers  
GRI 102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

See financial changes in Financial Statements

Financial Statements 2018, page 81 to 84  
Learn about changes in the legal form, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 2
Explore the digital transformation, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 16
See the changes in issued share capital,  in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, pages 102 and 103
See changes in shareholding, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, pages 108 and 109
Find out significant changes, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 161
GRI 102-11 Precautionary Principle Approach

Discover the Environmental Management at Airbus, in Information Document 2018

 Information Document 2018, page 52 to 54 UN GC Principle 7
Explore the Entreprise Risk Management, also in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, pages 49 and 50  
Explore the supply chain risk management and the Vigilance plan, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 65 to 67  
Find out more about the Vigilance Plan, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, pages 49 and 50  
GRI 102-12 External initiatives

See subscription to external initiatives

   
UN Women Empowerment Principles signed by Guillaume Faury  
UN Women Empowerment Principles signed by CEO AD Dirk Hoke  
Charte Entreprise et Quartiers  
UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct   
Diversity and inclusion agreement UK    
UN Global Compact -  Communication on Progress (COP)   
GRI 102-13 Membership of associations
We are working to provide further information on this point   SDG17
Strategy
GRI 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker
CEO's statement about Responsibility & Sustainability     
Ethics and Integrity
GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Discover Airbus' Values definition, in Information Document 2018

 Information Document 2018, pages 58 and 59

SDG16

UN GC Principle 10

Find out more on Airbus' Principles, in Information Document 2018   Information Document 2018, pages 63 and 64
See Information Document 2018  
See our Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Code of Conduct  
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
Governance
GRI 102-18 Governance structure

Explore Airbus' corporate governance, in Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 116 to 134  
Discover how we are managed at Airbus  
Stakeholder Engagement
GRI 102-40 List of stakeholder groups
Discover our stakeholders, in Information Document 2018 Information Document 2018, page 48  
GRI 102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Discover the approach for Labour Relations' management, in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, pages 58 and 59 UN GC Principle 3
GRI 102-42
Identifying and selecting stakeholders Find out more about our stakeholders , in Information Document  Information Document 2018, page 48  
GRI 102-43
Approach to stakeholder engagement
 
GRI 102-44
Key topics and concerns raised

Learn about the Material topics for Airbus, in Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, pages 48 and 49  
See our Materiality Matrix  
Reporting Practice
GRI 102-45
Entities included in the consolidated financial statements
Find more about the consolidated entities, in Financial Statements 2018 Financial Statements 2018, pages 25 and 26  
GRI 102-46
Defining report content and topic Boundaries
Discover the material topics for Airbus, in Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, pages 48 and 49  
 

GRI Content Index II - Material Topics

GRI Standard
Disclosure
Related content
Reference document External References: SDGs, UN Global Compact 
MATERIAL TOPICS
 1: Responsible Manufacturer: 1.a: Product Safety; 1.b: Research & Technology; 1.c: Environmental Matters; 1.d: d. Responsible Defence and Space Products
1.a: Product Safety
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the Non-Financial information chapter on Product Safety of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 51 SDG 8, SDG9, SDG12
See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
Learn about Safety First at Airbus   
GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components Find more about Safety and Helicopters  
GRI 103-3
Evaluation of the management approach See "A statistical analysis of commercial aviation accidents 1958-2017"  
GRI 417
Marketing and labeling

Find out more about Environmental concerns in the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 54 SDG12, SDG16
Discover Safety at Airbus  
Explore Airbus' support & services  
See the training services and the care services for Helicopters  
Find out about the customer support services for Airbus Defence  
1.b: Research & Technology
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the Non-Financial information chapter about Research & Technology of the Information Document 

Discover our approach for Innovation

Information Document 2018, page 51 to 53 SDG 8, SDG9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16, SDG17
UN GC Principle 9
GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components
GRI 103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
1.c: Environment
GRI 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter on Environment of the Non-Financial information section of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 52 to 56

SDG8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 7, 8 and 9

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Discover our approach for Environment  
GRI 302-1 Energy consumption within the Organization

See the environmental performance data here

 

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact
See CDP website for the score to the climate change questionnaire - see coming soon
GRI 302-4
Reduction of energy consumption

Find out more about the environmental impact on Airbus' operations and about environment

 

SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9

See the environmental performance data
Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact
GRI 302-5
Reduction in energy requirements of products and services

See the information of the Information Document 2018

 

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact
GRI 303-1
Water withdrawal by source

See the chapter on environment of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 52 to 57

SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact  
See the environmental performance data  
GRI 305-1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Find the environmental performance data here

 

SDG 9

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

CDP questionnaire (Climate change)    
Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact  
GRI 305-2
Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions 

Find the environmental performance data here

 

SDG 9

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

CDP questionnaire (Climate change)    
Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact  
GRI 305-4
GHG emissions intensity
See chapter on Environment of the Information Document 2018  Information Document 2018, page 54

SDG 9

UN GC Principle 8 

GRI 305-5
Reduction of GHG emissions 

See the chapter on Environment of the Information Document 2018 

 

Information Document 2018, page 52 to 57 

SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9 

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact  
GRI 305-7
Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

See the chapter on Environment of the Information Document 2018 

Information Document 2018, page 52 to 56

SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact  
GRI 306-1
Water discharge by quality and destination
Find the environmental performance data here
 

SDG13

UN GC Principle 8

GRI 306-2
Waste by type and disposal method 

See the chapter on Environment of the Information Document

Information Document 2018, page 52 to 56

SDG 12, SDG13

UNGC Principle 8

Find the environmental performance data here  
1.d: Responsible Defence and Space Products
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter on Responsible Defence and Space Products of the Information Document 2018

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

Information Document 2018, pages 56 and 57

SDG 9, SDG13, SDG 16, SDG 17

UNGC Principle 9

GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components  Discover the Approach on Responsable Defence Products   
GRI 103-3
Evaluation of the management approach   Learn more about our Space Services   
2: Responsible Employer: 2.a: Airbus' Workforce; 2.b: Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights; 2.c: Health & Safety; 2.d: Inclusion & Diversity
2.a: Airbus' Workforce
GRI 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the point 1.1.8.3 Responsible Employer of Information Document 2018 

Information Document 2018, page 57 to 64

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 17

UNGC Principle 3 and 6

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components  See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach   Find more information on HR matters  
GRI 401-1
New employee hires & employee turnover

Find the information on new employees and employees turnover

Information Document 2018, page 57 and 58

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC 
Principle 6

See the social performance data  
GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

Find more information about trainings

Information Document 2018, page 58

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

See the social performance data  
Discover our approach to develop our people  
GRI 404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Find more about employees trainings

Information Document 2018, page 58

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC 
Principle 6

See the social performance data  
Discover our approach to develop our people  
2.b: Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

See the chapter about Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights of the Information Document 2018 

Information Document 2018, page 58 to 60

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC 
Principle 1, 3, and 6

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components  Find more information on Human Rights matters  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach  
See Airbus' statement on Modern Slavery for year ended 31 December 2018  
GRI 407 Freedom of Association & Collective bargain

Explore the Chapter about Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights of the Information Document 2018 

Information Document 2018, page 58 to 60

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 6

Find out more about the suppliers' management Information Document 2018, page 64 to 67
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 412-2
Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Find out more about the Human Rights trainings

Information Document 2018, page 59

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 1, 3, and 6

Discover Airbus' trainings on zero tolerance approach to modern slavery in the supply chain Information Document 2018, pages 65 and 66
2.c: Health & Safety
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter about Health & Safety of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 60 to 62

SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16

UN GC  Principles 7 and 8

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
GRI 103-3
Evaluation of the management approach  See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
2.d: Inclusion & Diversity
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter about Inclusion & Diversity of the Information Document 2018 

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

Information Document 2018, page  62

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 6

GRI 103-2
The management approach and its components See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-3
Evaluation of the management approach  Find out more about Airbus' approach to Inclusion & Diversity and additional information herehere and here  
GRI 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies & employees

See the Chapter about Inclusion & Diversity of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page  62

SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

Explore the composition and role of the Board of Directors Information Document 2018, pages  116 and 117
Find out more about the Board's diversity Information Document 2018, page 135
Explore Airbus' directors and committees  
Discover the internal rules for the Board of Directors  
GRI 405-2 Ratio of basic salary & remuneration of women/men

Discover Airbus Gender Pay Gap Statement

 

SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

Read about Airbus' pay ratios Information Document 2018, page 149
3: Responsible Business: 3.a: Ethical Business Practices; 3.b: Responsible Suppliers; 3.c: Local socio-economic footprint
3.a: Ethical Business Practices
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the Point 1.1.8.4 of the Information Document 2018 about Ethical Business Practices 

Information Document 2018, pages 63 and 64

SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 10

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach 
Find out more about Airbus' approach to Ethics & Compliance  
GRI 205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Discover the E&C programme and the key risk areas

Information Document 2018 page 63 and 64

SDG 16

UN GC Principle 10

Read more about the E&C suppliers watchover and the Vigilance Plan Information Document 2018, pages 65 and 67
Find out more about Airbus' approach to Ethics & Compliance and risk areas  
GRI 205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures
Find more about E&C awareness and training in the Information Document 2018 
Information Document 2018 page 64 

SDG 16

UN GC

Principle 10

3.b: Responsible Suppliers:
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter on Responsible Suppliers of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 64 to 67

SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components
Find out more about Airbus' Approach to Responsible Supply Chain  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach  Find out additional information about Airbus' Suppliers   
GRI 308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

See the Supplier Code of Conduct

 

SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 7 and 8

Find out more about the management of Environment and Health & Safety topics in the supply chain Information Document 2018, page 65
GRI 414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

See the Supplier Code of Conduct

 

SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 10

Explore about the suppliers' integrity checks Information Document, page 65
3.c: Local socio-economic footprint
GRI 103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See he chapter on local socio-economic footprint of the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, pages 67 and 68 SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 16, SDG 17
See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter  
See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct  
GRI 103-2 The management approach and its components
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct  
GRI 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach  Find out more about Airbus' contribution to socio-economic growth, to people's development and to inspire the next generation  
GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Discover Airbus' operating and financial data in the Information Document 2018

Information Document 2018, page 72 to 89 SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9
Find out more about Airbus' contribution to socio-economic growth  
GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts
Find out more about the local socio-economic impact of Airbus Information Document 2018, page 67 and 68  SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9
Environmental Performance

2018 Environmental Performance data table

The data here shows Airbus' commitment to foster innovation to become and eco-efficient and sustainable enterprise.

  KPI Unit 2018 2017
2016
ENERGY Total energy consumption (excluded electricity generated by CHP on site for own use) *
MWh
3,962,484 4,098,475
3,893,111
Energy consumption from stationary sources*, of which:
MWh
1,296,135 1,357,724
1,395,192
natural gas consumption
MWh
1,255,467 1,298,639
1,335,263
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD)
MWh
17,003 13,782
12,170
liquefied petroleum gas consumption
MWh
358 357
360
propane consumption
MWh
5,702 1,356
3,883
biomass consumption
MWh
17,180 43,117
43,517
Energy consumption from mobile sources*, of which:
MWh
1,098,179 1,206,689
1,045,159
gasoline consumption
MWh
2,735 2,749
2,769
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD)
MWh
26,971 26,020
27,166
liquefied petroleum gas consumption MWh 7 5
118
propane consumption MWh 2,145 1,736
1,700
jet fuel aircraft / kerosene consumption MWh 1,060,592 1,172,453
1,010,647
- flight tests MWh 647,142 687,071
559,106
- Beluga MWh 413,450 485,382
451,540
aviation gasoline consumption MWh 5,379 3,448
2,760
Total electricity consumption, of which: MWh 1,568,169 1,534,062
1,452,760
purchased electricity consumption* MWh 1,396,171 1,405,920
1,371,842
purchased heat/steam MWh 171,811 127,899
80,671
generated electricity from photovoltaic on-site for own use MWh 187 242
247
generated electricity from other renewable source on-site for own use MWh n/a 0
0
Generated electricity from CHP on-site for own use* MWh 190,287 190,127
188,144
AIR EMISSIONS
Total Scope 1 + Scope 2 CO2 emissions* tonnes CO2 965,633 1,013,101
935,402
Total direct CO2 emissions (Scope 1)*, of which: tonnes CO2 553,063 591,002
557,447
CO2 emissions from stationary sources tonnes CO2 258,746 265,350
272,679
CO2 emissions from mobile sources tonnes CO2 283,039 311,036
269,493
CO2 emissions from fugitive sources tonnes CO2 11,250 14,579
15,203
CO2 emissions from processes on site tonnes CO2 28 37
72
Total indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 2)*, of which: tonnes CO2 412,570 422,099
377,955
Indirect CO2 emissions Business Travel (Scope 3) tonnes CO2 111,666 n/a n/a
Indirect CO2 emissions Oversize Transportation** (Scope 3) tonnes CO2 185,500 n/a n/a
Total VOC emissions*** tonnes 1,526 1,565
1,539
Total SOx emissions tonnes 17 15
15
Total NOx emissions tonnes 321 314
241
WATER
Total water consumption*, of which: m3 4,016,913 4,011,897
3,834,265
purchased water* % 78,2% 76,5%
76.4%
abstracted ground water % 16,8% 19,3%
20.0%
withdrawn surface water % 4,6% 4,0%
3.5%
rainwater collected used % 0,3% 0,2%
0.1%
Total water discharge, of which: m3 3,336,712 3,416,506
3,464,179
water discharged via an internal pre-treatment plant m3 224,396 214,200
228,428
WASTE
Total waste production, excluding exceptional waste*, of which: tonnes 98,592 105,839
104,505
non-hazardous waste* tonnes 71,291 77,073
77,835
hazardous waste* tonnes 27,300 28,766
26,670
waste going to material recovery tonnes 57,021 61,933
62,344
waste going to energy recovery tonnes 20,385 21,844
21,954
Material recovery rate* % 57,8% 58,5%
59.7%
Energy recovery rate % 20,7% 20,6%
21.0%
EMS certification
Number of sites with ISO 14 001 /EMAS certification**** vs total number of covered by environmental reporting unit 60/71 61
61
Workforce effectively covered by reporting over workforce subject to reporting according to the environmental guidelines.***** % 89% 90%
86%

A220 sites are not yet included according to reporting rules.

*  2018 data audited by Ernst & Young. 2018 data covers 89% of total group employees.

** Oversize emissions cover transport of large and non standards shipments. 2018 values cover  Aircraft Commercial activities.

*** 2018 VOC emissions data is estimated. The accurate 2018 data will be consolidated and available during March 2019

**** Number of sites covered by the environmental reporting which are certified ISO 14001.

***** Airbus environmental reporting guidelines include sites worldwide with a workforce on-site higher or equal to 50 employees. Note that only 100% consolidated entities are taken into account to calculate this 50 employee threshold. For electricity, coverage is slightly higher (90,3%)  due to inclusion of AD Stevenage site.

 

Environmental reporting protocol

Reporting tools

Indicators used are derived from Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. Data is collected through an Environmental Management Information system called ERT. The guidelines supporting the reporting process are updated when relevant.

External verification

As part of our commitment to providing reliable information on our performance, we have asked EY to review the reporting procedures and data for a selection of key environmental performance indicators published in this report. The nature of the work performed, the audited indicators and the results of the verification are presented on the external auditor’s assurance report.

Details and methodology

Energy consumption

The energy consumption of a site is the combination of fossil energy and electricity, expressed in Mega Watt hours. Electricity generated from CHP (Combined Heat Power plant) on site for own use is reported separately, as the primary energy used for its production is natural gas which is already reported in the fossil energy consumption detailed above. The energy consumption due to Beluga flights is reported in a separate indicator and automatically added to the total energy consumption from sites.

CO2eq emissions

The CO2eq emissions result from direct (scope 1) and indirect (scope 2) emissions according to the definition provided by the GHG Protocol. They relate directly to energy consumption by the following formula: CO2eq emissions = Energy consumption x Emission factor.

Total water consumption

This indicator is the sum of all water drawn into the boundaries of the reporting site from all sources (including surface, ground, rain and purchased water). It includes water for industrial installations, offices, catering facilities, buildings, etc. It is expressed in m3/year.

Water discharges

This indicator is the sum of water effluents (expressed in m3/year) discharged over the course of the reporting period to subsurface waters, surface waters, sewers that lead to rivers, oceans, lakes, wetlands, treatment facilities, and ground water. A specific indicator to report water discharged via an internal pre-treatment plant is also published with the other environmental indicators.

Waste production

The quantity of waste of a site combines hazardous and non-hazardous waste. This includes in particular all waste regularly created by production processes, and treated internally and externally. Note that exceptional waste, meaning all construction/deconstruction waste from buildings and installations, are reported separately.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

The main VOC emissions sources of Airbus' activities derive from surface treatment, cleaning, painting and coating operations through use of solvents, solvated paints and coatings, additional VOC. The 2016 data is not yet published.

NOx and SOx

The emissions are calculated automatically within the ERT if no measure is done on site, with help of the energy consumption reported and the relevant emission factors. NOx and SOx emissions from mobile sources are excluded.

Social Performance

2018 Social Performance data table

The data here shows how Airbus is working to reinforce employee engagement, diversity and integration throughout the company.

Employees by Business Segment 31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
Airbus  80,924 74,542
73,852 72,816
Airbus Helicopters 19,745 20,161
22,507 22,520
Airbus Defence and Space 33,002 32,171
34,397 38,206
Airbus former HQ* 0 2,568
3,026 3,032
Airbus Total 133,671 129,442
133,782 136,574

* Airbus includes population of Airbus former HQ since 01.01.2018


Employees by geographic area 31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
France 48,144 47,865
47,963 50,810
Germany 45,387 44,214
46,713 47,796
Spain 13,684 13,177
12,682 12,521
UK 11,214 11,304
12,020 12,157
US 2,489 2,707
2,829 2,821
Other Countries 12,753 10,175
11,575 10,469
Airbus Total 133,671 129,442
133,782 136,574

Perimeter: Airbus, full consolidated companies (including subsidaries) 


% Part time employees 31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
Airbus Total 4,2% 4.2%
4.1% 3.9%

Active Workforce by contract type 31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
Unlimited contract 130,131 126,534
131,153 133,650
Limited contract > 3 months 3,540 2,908
2,629 2,924

  31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
Women in Active Workforce 17.7%
17.5% 17.2% 17.2%
Women in Management Positions 12.6%
12.4% 11.4% 10.9%
Employee Turnover Rate 4.9%
4.0% 3.6% 3.6%
Total number of Training Hours* > 1,700,000 * 2,320,508 2,264,145
Total number of Training Participants* * * 214,819 226,692
Number of Classroom Training**
>114,000***
161,419*** - -
Number of Digital Learning**
248,448***
193,200*** - -

* Change of reporting in 2017, no numbers reported for 2017. Reporting period in 2018: from 1st Oct 2017 to 30th Sept 2018
** New reporting scope since 2017. 51.7% digital learning in the 2017 learning plan (Active Workforce from fully-consolidated entities at 31 December 2017).
*** These figures include training sessions provided by Airbus, including to externals, to employees in subsidiaries, and to employees that have since left Airbus.


% Active Workforce by Age 31 December 2018 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015
<20* 0,1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
20-29* 10,1% 10,1% 10.4% 10.6%
30-39* 29,1% 29.4% 29.5% 29.7%
40-49* 29,3% 28.4% 27.9% 27.9%
50-59* 26,2% 26.8% 27.1% 27.1%
50-59* 5,1% 5.1% 4.9% 4.6%

Perimeter: Airbus , full consolidated companies (including subsidaries)

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