The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to ensure a more sustainable future for people and the planet by 2030. At Airbus, we were among the first in our industry to formally adopt the SDGs as a framework for our social responsibility practices. This approach ensures we can help tackle key societal challenges.

A global framework to tackle key global challenges

 

For more than a decade, we have aligned our business with the UN Global Compact. Today, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework takes us one step further, helping us to align our business operations with common principles on human rights, labour, the environmentanti-corruption and more. We examined our business operations, and looked to our employees, partners and communities to determine that we are actively contributing to eight of the 17 SDGs.

Our core business of manufacturing aircraft, satellites and launch vehicles contributes directly to the following goals:

 

8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

 

Our global footprint enables us to stimulate inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development. It also helps us to promote a zero-tolerance approach to human rights abuses in our operations and across our supply chain.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

How Airbus is promoting "Decent Work & Economic Growth" (UN SDG 8)

9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

 

Innovation is in our DNA. We develop zero-emission flight projects—from E-Fan X to urban air mobility—to help tackle aircraft CO2 emissions. We also help foster entrepreneurship and innovation in local communities to develop needs-based products and services.

 

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

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How Airbus is preparing the future of "Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure" (UN SDG 9)

12: Responsible Consumption & Production

12: Responsible Consumption & Production

 

We set ambitious goals to reduce our manufacturing footprint, promote conservation of resources and better manage the impact of our industrial operations. We also work closely with our suppliers to help them comply with our environmental and social commitments.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

How Airbus is contributing to "Responsible Consumption & Production" (UN SDG 12)

13: Climate Action

13: Climate Action

 

We work to constantly improve the environmental performance of our products. In addition, our satellites play a key role in monitoring and understanding climate change.

 

DECARBONISATION

EARTH OBSERVATION

How Airbus is taking "Climate Action" (UN SDG 13)

16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

 

We contribute to safety, stability and prosperity worldwide by developing defence solutions that promote the rule of law, freedom and democratic values. Also, we seek to ensure that our business practices conform to applicable laws, regulations and ethical business principles.

 

DEFENCE SOLUTIONS

ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

How Airbus is helping to build 'Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions' (UN SDG 16)

Our core values as a company and the way we operate contribute to the following goals:

 

4: Quality Education

4: Quality Education

 

Our employees have access to a wealth of education and employee mobility opportunities to grow their skills. We also support worldwide sustainable development programmes dedicated to improving access to education for the next generation.

 

EDUCATION

DISCOVERY SPACE

How Airbus is improving access to "Quality Education" (UN SDG 4)

 5: Gender Equality

5: Gender Equality

 

We develop education programmes that promote STEM careers to young women and girls. We also report on the UK and French governments’ Gender Pay Gap initiatives.

 

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY

HUMAN RIGHTS

EDUCATION

How Airbus is supporting "Gender Equality" in STEM careers (UN SDG 5)

17: Partnerships for the Goals

17: Partnerships for the Goals

 

We believe the key to progress is collaboration. This is why we team up with our industry peers, foreign governments and ministries, the humanitarian community, and many other global partners to support corporate sustainable development programmes and provide relief when disaster strikes.

 

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DECARBONISATION

ELECTRIC FLIGHT

How Airbus is teaming up on "Partnerships for the Goals" (UN SDG 17)

Our SDG journey

Our SDG journey

 

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Human rights

Our commitment to respecting human rights
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Inclusion and Diversity

Fostering a friendly & inclusive workplace for all
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Community engagement

Creating shared value for communities worldwide
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Education

Increasing access to education opportunities