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Sustainability Strategy

Four core commitments that drive the way we do business

Sustainability at Airbus means uniting and safeguarding the world in a safe, ethical, and socially and environmentally responsible way. We have a comprehensive sustainability strategy built on four core commitments, which guide our approach to the way we do business and how we design our products and services.

A company-wide approach to sustainability

At Airbus, we strongly believe a successful business is a responsible business. Today, sustainability is at the heart of our purpose to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world and is fully integrated into our corporate strategy. This company-wide approach is driven by our four sustainability commitments, which act as a guiding light to ensure all the decisions we make today can contribute to a healthier environment and stronger communities now and in the future.


Our sustainability commitments


Lead the journey towards clean aerospace

A major focus of our sustainability strategy is reducing the CO2 emissions of our aircraft, as well as our industrial environmental footprint at sites worldwide and throughout our supply chain. To this end, we are contributing to meet key industry-wide environmental performance targets. In addition, we are focused on delivering on our ambition to bring the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft to market by 2035.



Product responsibility

Sustainable supply chain

Zero-emission technology


Clean Aerospace
Respect human rights & foster inclusion

At Airbus, we embrace our responsibility to respect the human rights of those who work for and with us, both within our business operations and our supply chain. We also believe in fostering a workplace in which people can feel safe and comfortable to excel to their fullest potential. Respect for human rights, diversity and inclusion is imperative for our continued business success, therefore it is a major commitment of our sustainability strategy.


Inclusion & Diversity

Human rights


Respect human rights & foster inclusion
Build our business on the foundation of safety & quality

At Airbus, our top priority is to protect and safeguard our people, suppliers, communities, customers and assets from health and safety risks arising from our business activities. This is why fostering a safety culture—which means going beyond regulatory compliance in product safety and quality, and championing a “zero-harm” mindset in which we take responsibility for ourselves and others—is a core commitment of our sustainability strategy. We focus on developing rigorous safety management guidelines to ensure our long-term competitiveness.


Health & Safety

Product Safety

Build our business on the foundation of safety & quality
Exemplify business integrity

At Airbus, we believe business integrity is a non-negotiable. This is why conforming our business operations to the highest ethics and compliance standards is an important commitment of our sustainability strategy. But we want to go beyond compliance to the law: we want to position our company as a trusted and reliable partner. To do so, we are strengthening our commitments, policies and standards to conduct business in the most responsible way—and insist those who work with us do the same.


Ethics & Compliance

Exemplify Business Integrity

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Health & Safety

Human rights

Corporate citizenship

Inclusion & Diversity

Airbus Foundation

Reporting & performance data

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