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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”(1). Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting is embedded across the Group, measuring performance and progress. Environmental and social data have been externally audited since 2010. Below is a selection (2) of externally reviewed environmental indicators. For a selection of social performance indicators, see “— 1.1.10 E mployees”.

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 (registration 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
External References: SDGs, Global Compact 
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2017
Organizational Profile 
102-1
Name of organization Airbus  
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services 

Get to know Airbus

Discover Airbus' activities and products

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

 
102-3 Location of headquarters

Discover Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse

Find more about Airbus' legal site

 
102-4 Location of operations

Explore Airbus' global presence

Explore Airbus Commercial's  operations locations

Explore Airbus Helicopters' operations locations hereand here

Explore Airbus Defence & Space operations' locations

 
102-5 Ownership and legal form

See Airbus' legal form

Find more about Airbus' shareholding structure

 
102-6 Markets served

Discover Airbus' markets

Airbus' order book by region

Find out more about Airbus' markets

 
102-7 Scale of the organization

Discover the organisation of Airbus’ businesses

Explore Airbus' products and services sold and delivered

See Airbus' number of employees

See Airbus' operating and financial review

See Airbus' social performance data

Explore Commercial's orders & deliveries 

Find the financial results & annual reports

 
102-8 Information on employees and other workers

See Airbus' number of employees

Find out more about Airbus' workforce

See the social performance data

SDG8

UN GC Principle 6

102-9 Supply chain

Learn more about procurement at Airbus and about the  interdependenceon the supply chain

Find out more about our suppliers

 
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

See financial changes

Learn about changes in the legal form

Explore the digital transformation

See the changes in issued share capital

See changes in shareholding

Find out significant changes

 
102-11 Precautionary Principle Approach

Discover the Environmental Management at Airbus

Explore the Entreprise Risk Management (also here)

Explore the supply chain risk management and the Vigilance plan

Find out more about the Vigilance Plan

UN GC Principle 7
102-12 External initiatives

See subscription to external initiatives

UN Women Empowerment Principles signed by CEO Tom Enders

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  

SDG17
102-13 Membership of associations
We are working to provide further information on this point SDG17
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker
CEO's statement about Responsibility & Sustainability   
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Discover Airbus' Values definition

Find out more on Airbus' Principles here and here

See Registration Document 2017

See our Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

SDG16

UN GC Principle 10

Governance
102-18 Governance structure

Explore Airbus' corporate governance

Discover how we are managed at Airbus

 
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups
Discover our stakeholders   
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements Discover the approach for Labour Relations' management UN GC Principle 3
102-42
Identifying and selecting stakeholders Find out more about our stakeholders  
102-43
Approach to stakeholder engagement
 
102-44
Key topics and concerns raised

Learn about the Material topics for Airbus

See our Materiality Matrix

 
Reporting Practice
102-45
Entities included in the consolidated financial statements
Find more about the consolidated entities  
102-46
Defining report content and topic Boundaries
Discover the material topics for Airbus here and here  
102-47 List of material topics
 
102-48
Restatements of information
N/A  
102-49
Changes in reporting
The format of reporting has changed in 2017 to take into consideration the Directive 2014/95/EU on Disclosure of Non-Financial Information and Diversity information  
102-50
Reporting period
Financial year  
102-51
Date of most recent report
28th March 2018  
102-52
Reporting cycle
Annual  
102-53
Contact point for questions regarding the report
cr_sustainability@airbus.com  
102-54
Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option’  
102-56
External assurance
Find EY's Assurance Report  

GRI Content Index II - Material Topics

GRI Standard
Disclosure
Related content
External References: SDGs, 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
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

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

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

Learn about Safety First at Airbus 

Find more about Safety and Helicopters

See "A statistical analysis of commercial aviation accidents 1958-2016"

SDG 8, SDG9, SDG12
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
417
Marketing and labeling

Find out more about Environmental concerns

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

SDG12, SDG16
1.b: Research & Technology
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

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

Discover our approach for Innovation

SDG 8, SDG9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16, SDG17
UN GC Principle 9
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach
1.c: Environmental Matters
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter on Environmental matters of the Non-Financial information section of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Discover our approach for Environmental matters

SDG8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 7, 8 and 9

103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach
302-1 Energy consumption within the Organization

See the environmental performance data here

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

CDP questionnaire - coming soon

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8

302-3 Energy intensity Sustainable aerospace report - coming soon

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principle 8

302-4
Reduction of energy consumption

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

Sustainable aerospace report
 - coming soon

See the environmental performance data

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9

302-5
Reduction in energy requirements of products and services

See the information of the Registration Document 2017

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9

303-1
Water withdrawal by source

See the chapter on environmental matters of the Registration Document 2017

Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

See the environmental performance data

SDG 12, SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

305-1
Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Find the environmental performance data here

Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon

CDP - coming soon

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG 9

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

305-2
Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions 

Find the environmental performance data here

Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon

CDP - coming soon

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG 9

UN GC Principles 7 and 8 

305-4
GHG emissions intensity
Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon 

SDG 9

UN GC Principle 8 

305-5
Reduction of GHG emissions 

See the chapter on Environmental matters of the Registration Document 2017

Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG13

UN GC Principles 8 and 9 

305-7
Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

See the chapter on Environmental matters of the Registration Document 2017

Sustainable aerospace report
- coming soon

Discover the approach to minimize our environmental impact

SDG13

UN GC Principles 7 and 8

306-1
Water discharge by quality and destination
Find the environmental performance data here

SDG13

UN GC Principle 8

306-2
Waste by type and disposal method 

See the chapter on Environmental matters of the Registration Document 2017

Find the environmental performance data here

SDG 12, SDG13

UNGC Principle 8

1.d: Responsible Defence and Space Products
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter on Responsible Defence and Space Products of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

Discover the Approach on Responsable Defence Products 

Learn more about our Space Services 

SDG 9, SDG13, SDG 16, SDG 17

UNGC Principle 9

103-2
The management approach and its components 
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach  
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
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the point 1.1.8.3 Responsible Employer of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find more information on HR matters

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 17

UNGC Principle 3 and 6

103-2 The management approach and its components 
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach  
401-1
New employee hires & employee turnover

Find the informacion on new employees and employees turnover

See the social performance data

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC 
Principle 6

404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

Find more information about trainings

See the social performance data

Discover our approach to develop our people

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Find more about employees trainings

See the social performance data

Discover our approach to develop our people

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC 
Principle 6

2.b: Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

See the chapter about Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find more information on Human Rights matters

See Airbus' statement on Modern Slavery

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

UN GC 
Principle 1, 3, and 6

103-2
The management approach and its components 
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach  
407 Freedom of Association & Collective bargain

Explore the Chapter about Human Capital Management, Labour Relations and Human Rights of the Registration Document 2017

Find out more about the suppliers' management

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

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

UN GC Principle 6

412-2
Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Find out more about the Human Rights trainings

Discover Airbus' trainings on zero tolerance approach to modern slavery in the supply chain

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

UN GC Principles 1, 3, and 6

2.c: Health & Safety
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter about Health & Safety of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16

UN GC  Principles 7 and 8

103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach 
2.d: Inclusion & Diversity
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the chapter about Inclusion & Diversity of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find out more about Airbus' approach to Inclusion & Diversity and additional information herehere and here

SDG4, SDG5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 6

103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of the management approach 
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies & employees

See the Chapter about Inclusion & Diversity of the Registration Document 2017

Explore the composition and role of the Board of Directors

Find out more about the Board's diversity

Explore Airbus' directors and committees

Discover the internal rules for the Board of Directors

SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

405-2 Ratio of basic salary & remuneration of women/men

Discover Airbus Gender Pay Gap Statement

Read about Airbus' pay ratios

SDG 5, SDG 8

UN GC Principle 6

3: Responsible Business: 3.a: Ethical Business Practices; 3.b: Responsible Suppliers; 3.c: Local socio-economic footprint
3.a: Ethical Business Practices
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See the Point 1.1.8.4 of the Registration Document about Ethical Business Practices 

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find out more about Airbus' approach to Ethics & Compliance

SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principle 10

103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach 
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Discover the E&C programme and the key risk areas

Read more about the E&C suppliers watchover and the Vigilance Plan

Find out more about Airbus' approach to Ethics & Compliance and risk areas

SDG 16

UN GC Principle 10

205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures
Find more about E&C awareness and training here and here

SDG 16

UN GC

Principle 10

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

See the chapter on Responsible Suppliers of the Registration Document 2017 and Procurement Compliance

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find out more about Airbus' Approach to Responsible Supply Chain

Find out additional information about Airbus' Suppliers 

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

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

103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach 
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

See the Supplier Code of Conduct

Find out more about the management of Environment and Health & Safety topics in the supply chain

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

UN GC Principle 7 and 8

414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

See the Supplier Code of Conduct

Explore about the suppliers' integrity checks

SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

UN GC Principles 10

3.c: Local socio-economic footprint
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary 

See he chapter on local socio-economic footprint of the Registration Document 2017

See the Responsibility & Sustainability Charter

See Airbus' Standards of Business Conduct

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct

Find out more about Airbus' contribution to socio-economic growth, to people's development and to inspire the next generation

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 16, SDG 17
103-2 The management approach and its components
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach 
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Discover Airbus' operating and financial data here and here

Find out more about Airbus' contribution to socio-economic growth

SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts
Find out more about the local socio-economic impact of Airbus SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9
Environmental Performance

2017 Environmental Performance data table

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

  KPI Unit 2017
2016 2015
ENERGY Total energy consumption (excluded electricity generated by CHP on site for own use) *
MWh
4,098,475
3,893,111 3,872,080
Energy consumption from stationary sources*, of which:
MWh
1,357,724
1,395,192
1,398,765
natural gas consumption
MWh
1,298,639
1,335,263
1,311,602
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD)
MWh
13,782
12,170
16,060
liquefied petroleum gas consumption
MWh
357
360
150
propane consumption
MWh
1,356
3,883
7,237
biomass consumption
MWh
43,117
43,517
63,715
Energy consumption from mobile sources*, of which:
MWh
1,206,689
1,045,159
934,679
gasoline consumption
MWh
2,749
2,769
2,860
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD)
MWh
26,020
27,166
26,561
liquefied petroleum gas consumption MWh 5
118 6
propane consumption MWh 1,736
1,700 615
jet fuel aircraft / kerosene consumption MWh 1,172,453
1,010,647 900,375
- flight tests MWh 687,071
559,106 520,012
- Beluga MWh 485,382
451,540 380,363
aviation gasoline consumption MWh 3,448
2,760 4,263
Total electricity consumption*, of which: MWh 1,534,062
1,452,760 1,538,636
purchased electricity consumption MWh 1,405,920
1,371,842 1,440,722
purchased heat/steam MWh 127,899
80,671 97,494
generated electricity from photovoltaic on-site for own use MWh 242
247 220
generated electricity from other renewable source on-site for own use MWh 0
0 199
Generated electricity from CHP on-site for own use* MWh 190,127
188,144 177,359
AIR EMISSIONS
Total CO2 emissions* tonnes CO2 1,013,101
935,402 927,616
Total direct CO2 emissions (Scope 1)*, of which: tonnes CO2 591,002
557,447 525,883
CO2 emissions from stationary sources tonnes CO2 265,350
272,679 269,569
CO2 emissions from mobile sources tonnes CO2 311,036
269,493 241,039
CO2 emissions from fugitive sources tonnes CO2 14,579
15,203 15,190
CO2 emissions from processes on site tonnes CO2 37
72 84
Total indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 2)*, of which: tonnes CO2 422,099
377,955 401,734
Total VOC emissions** tonnes 1,565
1,539 1,450
Total SOx emissions tonnes 15
15 15
Total NOx emissions tonnes 314
241 248
WATER
Total water consumption*, of which: m3 4,011,897
3,834,265 5,478,896
purchased water % 76,5%
76.4% 52.4%
abstracted ground water % 19,3%
20.0% 45.2%
withdrawn surface water % 4,0%
3.5% 2.3%
rainwater collected used % 0,2%
0.1% 0.1%
Total water discharge, of which: m3 3,416,506
3,464,179 4,209,858
water discharged via an internal pre-treatment plant m3 214,200
228,428 1,196,339
WASTE
Total waste production, excluding exceptional waste*, of which: tonnes 105,839
104,505 105,114
non-hazardous waste* tonnes 77,073
77,835 78,635
hazardous waste* tonnes 28,766
26,670 26,479
waste going to material recovery tonnes 61,933
62,344 63,293
waste going to energy recovery tonnes 21,844
21,954 21,381
Material recovery rate* % 58,5%
59.7% 60.2%
Energy recovery rate % 20,6%
21.0% 20.3%
EMS certification
Number of sites with ISO 14 001 / EMAS certification*** unit 61
61 79
Percentage of workforce covered by ISO 14001 & environmental reporting % 90%
86% 83%

* Data audited by Ernst & Young et Associés. 2017 data covers 89% of total Company employees. 2016 data correspond to the data validated by the external third party in 2016, without any recalculation to take into account perimeters movements, which can explain some of the observed variances.
** 2017 VOC emissions data is estimated. The consolidated 2017 data will only be available following publication of the Registration Document.
*** Number of sites covered by the environmental reporting which are certified ISO 14001. Only 100% consolidated entities are taken into account. The data here results from Airbus’ worldwide reporting campaign, carried out by the Environmental network. Airbus environmental reporting includes all 100% consolidated companies with more than 50 employees, which represent 99% of Airbus’ total workforce. Among these companies, 90% had reporting contributors and tools. Note that some entities with less than 50 employees are taken into account in the reporting, as they are included in bigger entities which report their environmental data.

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.

This year, a new process and a new reporting tool have been set up to ease data collection and consolidation, and to enable the publication of accurate and reliable externally verified environmental data in the Group’s Annual report and Registration Document.

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.

This year, a new process and a new reporting tool have been set up to ease data collection and consolidation, leading to a verification period on sites early December 2017 instead of early February 2018, as it would have been done with the former process.

Read Independent Assurance report elaborated by EY.

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 Group’s 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

2017 Social Performance data table

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

Employees by Division 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Airbus Commercial Aircraft * 74,542
73,852 72,816 73,958
Airbus Helicopters* 20,161
22,507 22,520 22,939
Airbus Defence and Space* 32,171
34,397 38,206 38,637
Airbus Corporate Functions (1)* 2,568
3,026 3,032 2,989
Other Business* - - - 99
Airbus Total 129,442
133,782 136,574 138,622

(1) “Airbus former HQ” includes Headquarters, Shared Services and Innovation Works.


Employees by geographic area 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
France* 47,865
47,963 50,810 51,740
Germany* 44,214
46,713 47,796 48,374
Spain* 13,177
12,682 12,521 12,449
UK* 11,304
12,020 12,157 12,783
US* 2,707
2,829 2,821 2,991
Other Countries* 10,175
11,575 10,469 10,285
Airbus Total 129,442
133,782 136,574 138,662

% Part time employees 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
France - 4.5% 4.2% 4.1%
Germany - 5.5% 5.1% 4.5%
Spain - 1.1% 1.2% 1.0%
UK - 2.7% 2.4% 1.8%
US* - 0.7% 1.1% 1.6%
Other Countries - 1.5% 1.4% 0.8%
Airbus Total 4.2%
4.1% 3.9% 3.4%

Active Workforce by contract type 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Unlimited contract* 126,534
131,153 133,650 135,688
Limited contract > 3 months* 2,908
2,629 2,924 2,934

% Active Workforce by Age 31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
<20* 0.1%
0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
20-29* 10.1%
10.4% 10.6% 11.4%
30-39* 29.4%
29.5% 29.7% 30.0%
40-49* 28.4%
27.9% 27.9% 27.8%
50-59* 26.8%
27.1% 27.1% 26.3%
60+* 5.1%
4.9% 4.6% 4.3%

  31 December 2017 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Women in Active Workforce* 17.5%
17.2% 17.2% 17.1%
Women in Management Positions* 12.4%
11.4% 10.9% 10.2%
Employee Turnover Rate* 4.0%
3.6% 3.6% 3.3%
Total number of Training Hours* * 2,320,508 2,264,145 2,906,356
Total number of Training Participants* * 214,819 226,692 238,386
Number of Classroom Training**
161,419***
- - -
Number of Digital Learning**
193,200***
- - -

* Change of reporting in 2017, no numbers reported for 2017.
** 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 the Group.

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