Environmental, social and governance reporting enables us to achieve greater transparency about our performance on a variety of issues. It acts as a complement to our financial reporting, providing our stakeholders with a more holistic view of our future financial performance. We use the Global Reporting Initiative as the framework for our sustainability performance reporting.

Global Reporting Initiative: the standard on transparency

At Airbus, we voluntarily report on environmental, social and governance issues using the Global Reporting Initiative standards as a tool to disclose our sustainability data with transparency. This data has been externally audited since 2010.

In addition, we have been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2003. This voluntary initiative helps us to align our corporate strategy and business operations with the UN Global Compact's "Ten Principles" relating to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

You can find links to information disclosure associated with each of the UN Global Compact principles in the box below. The Airbus Annual Report also serves as our UN Global Compact “Communication on Progress” report. 

Read the 2021 Airbus Annual Report

Our GRI index

The Global Reporting Initiative is the most widely adopted global sustainability reporting standard. We began taking the GRI standard into account in 2003 to better understand our impact on environmental, social and governance issues. Below is our GRI index, which indicates to what extent we take certain GRI indicators into account and where each indicator can be identified. For some indicators, we also refer to our Universal Registration Document in the Airbus Annual Report. The non-financial information can be found in the chapter 1.2, pages 55-118.

 

See the Universal Registration Document
Non-Financial Information - Annual Report 2021

This table, whose aspects are material for Airbus and our stakeholders, follows the GRI Standards Guidelines, in accordance with the “core” option.

 

GRI StandardDisclosureRelated contentExternal References: SDGs, UN Global Compact
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2020
Organizational Profile
102-1Name of the organizationAirbus 

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

Get to know Airbus. 
Learn more About Airbus Activities, brands, products and services in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 32-50 
102-3Location of headquartersToulouse, France 

102-4

Location of operations

Explore Airbus' global presence. 
Discover Airbus Helicopters' global presence. 
102-5Ownership and legal formSee in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 120 

102-6

Markets served

Discover Airbus' markets 
See in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 32-34 for Commercial, pages 42-43 for Helicopters and pages 45-48 for Defence & Space. 

102-7

Scale of the organization

See in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 30, 31, 85 
See Airbus' Consolidated Financial Statements, pages 6 to 11
Explore Commercial orders & deliveries
Find out more about Airbus Helicopters' orders & deliveries
Find the financial results & annual reports
102-8Information on employees and other workersSee in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 85-86UNGC Principle 6
SDG8

102-9

Supply chain

See in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 89

UNGC Ten Principles
SDG 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 and 17

Find out more about our suppliers
See some of our main suppliers
Find out about Airbus' Helicopters agreed suppliers

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Find out more about changes in the composition of Airbus issued Shared Capital, Shareholding and Airbus Board of Directors Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 128, 133 and 157-158 
See the Statement of Comprehensive income and changed in Equity in the Financial Statements 2020, pages 7-11.
Change of Investments in Subsidiaries in the Financial Statements 2020, page 99-100.
Find out more about Changes in Accounting Policies and Disclosures in the Financial Statements 2020, page 20.
Find out about Changes in Total Equity, Liquidity and Capital Resources in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 111-112.
Find out significant changes, in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 191.

102-11

Precautionary Principle Approach

Explore the Entreprise Risk Management on airbus.com 
Discover the Environmental Management at Airbus on airbus.com 
Explore the Entreprise Risk Management in the Registration Document 2020, pages 165. 
Discover the Environmental Management in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 65 
Explore the supply chain risk management and the Vigilance plan in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 89-93. 
Find out more about the Vigilance Plan in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 62. 

102-12

External initiatives

UN Global Compact

UN GC Ten Principles
SDG 16

International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct
UN Women Empowerment Principles signed by CEO Guillaume Faury
UN Women Empowerment Principles signed by CEO AD Dirk Hoke
The Global Deal
The Environmental Partnership on airbus.com
See subscription to external initiatives.
See Airbus Helicopters certifications
Diversity and inclusion agreement UK
FX Global Code
ITAKA Initiative Towards sustAinable Kerosene for Aviation
Responsible Business Alliance's Responsible Minerals Initiative
Find out more about Airbus' partnerships to tackle Climate Change, such as Clean Sky and SESAR.
Learn about the Urban Air Mobility Initiative of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC).
Discover other initiatives of partnership at Airbus.

102-13

Membership of associations

Find out more about Airbus' memberships in Europe.

UN GC Ten Principles
SDG 16

ATAG
IAEG
The Conference Board
GIFAS
World Economic Forum
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Initiative Chefsache
Strategy

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

See Guillaume Faury's statement about Airbus engagement for sustainability on airbus.comUN GC Ten Principles
Read more about Resilience and Responsibility on Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO's interview, in the Annual Report 2020, pages 7-8. 
Ethics and Integrity

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Find out more about Airbus' Values and how they were defined.

SDG16
UN GC Principle 10

Learn more about Airbus' Principles, our Values and how we live our Principles.
See Airbus' Code of Conduct
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
Governance

102-18

Governance structure

Explore Airbus' Corporate Governance in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 141-183.

UN GC Ten Principles

Explore Airbus' Corporate Governance on airbus.com.
Stakeholder Engagement

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Discover our stakeholders, on airbus.com. 
Discover our stakeholders in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 60 

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

Discover the approach for Labour Relations' management in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 83-84

UN GC Principle 3
SDG 8

Read our International Framework Agreement.
102-42Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Discover our stakeholders in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 60

SDG 16
102-43Approach to stakeholder engagement 
102-44Key topics and concerns raisedFind out more about Material topics for Airbus on airbus.com. 
Reporting Practice
102-45Entities included in the consolidated financial statementsSee Airbus' Consolidated Financial Statements, pages 20 
102-46Defining report content and topic BoundariesDiscover our stakeholders in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 60 
102-47List of material topicsFind out more about Material topics for Airbus on airbus.com. 

102-48

Restatements of information

See detail of baseline recalculated for Environmental Performance data and other figures in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 65-67, 103-106 
See Airbus' Consolidated Financial Statements, pages 4 and 1120 
102-49Changes in reportingSee updated list of material topics in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 60 
102-50Reporting periodThe Universal Registration Document 2019 extends from 1st of January 2019 to 31st December 2019. 
102-51Date of most recent reportMarch 2021 
102-52Reporting cycleAnnual 
102-53Contact point for questions regarding the reportCheck on cr_sustainability@airbus.com 
102-54Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI StandardsThis report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. 
102-56External assuranceFind the full Independent Assurance Report from Ernst&Young. 

GRI StandardDisclosureRelated contentExternal
References:
SDGs,
UN Global Compact
Lead the journey towards clean aeropspace
Environment

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Find out more information about Airbus' approach to Environment on airbus.com

SDG8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13,
SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principles 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9

Discover Airbus' approach to Environment in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 63-73
See Airbus' scores and approach to Decarbonisation in its CDP questionnaire.
See Airbus' Code of Conduct
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
Read about the Company-wide approach to environmental stewardship in "Environment matters for the future of aerospace".
Discover Airbus' products for a healthier environment and supporting environmental topics on Airbus.com
Explore how Airbus' understands innovation as a contribution to a more sustainable world.
Find out about how Airbus’ technology helps to reduce deforestation on airbus.com
See how Airbus engineers contribute to bring sustainable aviation to reality.
Learn more about how 3D- printing technology supports decarbonisation.
See how Airbus products can fight against maritime pollution.
Find out more about Trishna Satellite monitoring Climate Change.
Read about the environmental impact of Airbus products, the future aircraft and new technologies on airbus.com
Find Defence and Space products' contributions for a More Secure World on airbus.com, here and here, and in the Universal Registration Document, pages 60-61.
Discover how Airbus products are used for Agriculture Satellite Monitoring:
- Verde, here and here,
- Agneo,
- Starling,
- Farmstar
Discover four ways to clean up space.
Discover how Airbus' products support environmental issues on airbus.com
Energy

302-1

Energy consumption within the Organization

See the environmental performance data on airbus.com

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13
UN GC Principles 7 and 8

See the environmental performance data in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 65.
Discover Airbus' approach to minimize our manufacturing footprint on airbus.com
Discover Airbus' approach to minimize our footprint in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 67-73.
See CDP website for the score to the climate change questionnaire.

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

Discover Airbus' obeectives and approach to minimize our footprint in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 67-73.

SDG 12, SDG13
UN GC Principles 8 and 9

See the environmental performance data on airbus.com
See the environmental performance data in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 65.
Discover Airbus' approach to minimize our manufacturing footprint on airbus.com

302-5

Reduction in energy requirements of products and services

Find out more about Airbus' product responsibility and the future aircraft.

SDG8, SDG 12, SDG13
UN GC Principles 8 and 9

Discover Airbus' approach to minimize our footprint in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 69-73.
Water

303-4
303-5

Water discharge
Water consumption

Find out more about water initiatives and objectives in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 65-67.

SDG 12, SDG13
UN GC Principles 7 and 8

Discover the approach to minimize our manufacturing footprint.
Emissions

305-1

305-2
305-3
305-4
305-5
305-6
305-7

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
GHG emissions intensity
Reduction of GHG emissions
Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

See the environmental performance data on airbus.com

SDG 9 and 13

UN GC Principles 7, 8 and 9

See the environmental performance data in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 65.
See disclosure of emissions of sold Products (scope 3) the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 69.
Discover Airbus' approach to minimize our footprint in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 67-73.
Find out more about Decarbonisation at Airbus.
Discover the lifecycle approach to improve environmental performance.
CDP questionnaire (Climate change) .
Waste

306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

Find out more about waste initiatives and objectives in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 66.

SDG 12, SDG13
UNGC Principle 8

See the environmental performance data on airbus.com
See the environmental performance data in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 65.

Build our business on the foundation of safety and quality

 
Aviation and Product Safety

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

See the chapter on Aviation and Product Safety of the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 74-75.

UNGC Principle 8,
SDG 8, SDG9, SDG12, SDG17

See Airbus' Code of Conduct.
Learn about Safety First at Airbus.
Find more about Safety and Helicopters.
See "A statistical analysis of commercial aviation accidents 1958-2017".

416-1
417-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories
Marketing and labeling

Discover Safety at Airbus.

SDG12, SDG16

Explore Airbus' support & services.
Read about Airbus Helicopters' focus on Product Safety
Read about Airbus Helicopters' focus on Product Safety in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 41-44.
Find out more about ².
Health & Safety

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Learn more about Health & Safety at Airbus at airbus.com

SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 16
UN GC Principles 7 and 8

Learn more about Health & Safety in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 76-78.
See Airbus' Code of Conduct and Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
Find out more about Health & Safety risks in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 22-25.
Explore the Vigilance plan in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 62
Find out more information about H&S in the Supply Chain in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 91-93.
Read about Airbus' focus on H&S, following Covid-19 Crisis in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 58 77.
Read about H&S consideration as a collective component for 2020 Remuneration Policy in pages 170, 174 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.

403-1
403-2
403-3
403-4
403-5
403-6
403-7
403-9

Occupational H&S management system
Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation
Occupational health services
Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational H&S
Worker training on occupational H&S
Prevention and mitigation of occupational H&S impacts directly linked by business relationships
Work-related injuries

Read about H&S Risk management and REACH at Airbus and in the Supply Chain, in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 76-78 and 90-93. 
Find out more about Health & Safety risks in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 22-25.
Discover H&S trainings and initiatives at Airbus in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 76-78.
Read about Employees’ health programmes in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 78.
See LTIFR monitoring in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 77.
Respect Human rights and Foster inclusion
Inclusion & Diversity

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Learn more about Inclusion & Diversity at Airbus on airbus.com

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8,
SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Learn more about Inclusion & Diversity at Airbus in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 82-83.
Find more information about Inclusion and Diversity on airbus.com.
See Airbus Code of Conduct.
Read the Global Workforce Forecast Book.
Read the UK Gender Pay Gap Report 2020.
Read the France Gender Pay Gap Statement 2020.
Discover the Balance for Business platform.
Find out more about partnerships to promote applications from people with disabilities, such as Atout pour tous, Handisup or Handi Pro Conseil
Promoting Disability Friendly Companies, in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 93.

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies & employees

Find out more about Board of Directors and employees diversity in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 82-83

SDG 5, SDG 8
UN GC Principle 6

Find out more about The Board of Directors and Executive Commitee composition on airbus.com and in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 144-161.
Read more about Airbus promoting gender diversity within its Board of Directors in page 161 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.
Workforce and human rights

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Explore the Chapters on Workforce, Labour Relations and Human Rights in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 78-86.

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 17
UNGC Principles 1, 2, 3, 5, 5 and 6

See Airbus' Code of Conduct.
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
Find more information on Human Rights matters on airbus.com.
Find more information on Human Rights matters in page 79 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.
Read the Global Workforce Forecast Book.
See Airbus' statement on Modern Slavery for year ended 31 December 2020.
Find out more about working at Airbus.
See how the International Framework Agreement is in agreement with International Standards.
Learn about the Global Deal Initiative
Learn about Airbus engagement with the Global Deal Initiative in page 84 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.
Learn more about training opportunities at Airbus.
Find out more about Human rights risks in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 23-25.
Discover Airbus' Employer awards.

401-1

New employee hires & employee turnover

See Airbus' newcomers and employee turnover rate in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 85-86.

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8
UN GC
Principle 6

See Airbus' newcomers and employee turnover rate on airbus.com

401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees

Discover Airbus Employee Share Ownership Plan on airbus.com 
Discover Airbus Employee Share Ownership Plan in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 178, 182.
Read more about the employee Sucess Sharing and Incentive Plans in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 182-187.
Find out more about pension commitments at Airbus in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page13.
Find more about Airbus' initiatives on careers path and competences development in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 84-86.
Find out more about careers at Airbus.

404-1
404-2
404-3

Average hours of training per year per employee
Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Read more about training and mobility at Airbus in airbus.com.

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8
UN GC Principle 6

Read more about training and mobility at Airbus in Registration Document 2020 page 86
201-3Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plansRead more about Provisions for Retirement Plans in Financial Statements 2020 , pages 47-53

407-1

Freedom of Association & Collective bargain

Find out more about Airbus' engagement with Social Dialogue in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 82-83.

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8,
SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principle 6

Learn about the Global Deal Initiative
Learn about Airbus engagement with the Global Deal Initiative in page 84 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.
Find out more about the suppliers' management in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 91
See Airbus' Code of Conduct and Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
412-1Employee training on human rights policies or proceduresFind out more about the Human Rights Due Diligence in the Universal Registration Document 2020, page 79SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principles 1, 2, 3, and 6
412-2Employee training on human rights policies or proceduresFind out more about the Human Rights trainings in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 58-59, 62 and 78-81.SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principles 1, 2, 3, and 6
Exemplify business integrity

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Discover Airbus' approach to Ethical Business Practices on airbus.com

UNGC Principle 10, SDG 8,
SDG 16, SDG 17

Discover Airbus' approach to Ethical Business Practices in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 86-88.
Ethics and Compliance is one of Airbus key enablers, see pages 25-26 of the Universal Registration Document 2019.
See Airbus' Code of Conduct.
See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
Read about the Ethics, Compliance and sustainability Committee at Airbus in pages 61, 159-160 of the Universal Registration Document 2020.
Learn about the steps that Airbus is taking to improve compliance.

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Discover Airbus' approach to Ethical Business Practices in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 86-88.

UNGC 10 SDG 8, SDG 16

Read about legal risks and business-related risks, in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 21-23.
Read more about suppliers base risk mapping and Airbus' Vigilance Plan in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 62-63 and 89-90.
Find out more about Airbus' approach to Ethics & Compliance and risk areas.
See Airbus Anti-Corruption Policy.

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Learn more about E&Cs awareness and trainings at Airbus on airbus.com

UNGC 10 SDG 8, SDG 16

Learn more about E&Cs awareness and trainings at Airbus in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 86-88.

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

Learn more about Compliance at Airbus and steps taken to ensure business integrity on airbus.com

UNGC 10 SDG 8, SDG 16

Learn more about Compliance at Airbus and steps taken to ensure business integrity in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 21-22, 52-54.
Responsible supply chains

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Find out more information on the chapter on Responsible Suppliers of the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 89-94.

UNGC Principles 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
SDG 4, SDG5, SDG8, SDG9, SDG12, SDG13, SDG16, SDG17

See Airbus' Supplier Code of Conduct.
See Airbus' Code of Conduct.
Find out more about Airbus' Approach to Responsible and Sustainable Supply Chain at airbus.com.
Discover Airbus' approach to Human Rights on airbus.com and in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 78-81.
See Airbus' Responsible Mineral Policy.
Find Airbus Modern Slavery Statement.
Find out relevant information for Airbus' Suppliers (Airbus' standards, requirements, regulation etc).

308-1
308-2

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

See the Supplier Code of Conduct

SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 12, SDG 16

Find out more about Supply Base Risk Mapping at Airbus and actions taken to reduce negative impact in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 90-93.

414-2
408-1
409-1

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor
Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Find out more about Supply Base Risk Mapping at Airbus and actions taken in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 89-93

SDG 8, SDG 16, SDG 17

Read the UK Modern Slavery Statement 2019 and discover Airbus' approach to Human Rights.

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers

See Airbus’s global sourcing footprint in the world in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 89-90. 
Learn more about Airbus' Economics Impact in the UK, in the Oxford Economics Report.
Community Engagement

103-1
103-2
103-3

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary
The management approach and its components
Evaluation of the management approach

Find out more about Airbus' Community Impact on airbus.com.

SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG12, SDG13, SDG 16, SDG 17
UN GC Principles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

Find out more about Airbus' Community Impact in the Universal Registration Document 2020, pages 94-95.
Discover Airbus' Foundation on airbus.com.
Find out more about Airbus' approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Education driving progress
Find out more about the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI).
Discover the Balance for Business platform.
Read about Airbus Economic Impact In UK (Report and factsheet)
Read more about Sustainability framework at Airbus in the Annual Report 2020, pages 58-59.
203-1
203-2
Infrastructure investments and services supported
Significant indirect economic impacts
Read more about Economic and Social Impacts of Aviation in ATAG's report "Aviation Benefits Report 2019".
201-1Direct economic value generated and distributedFind more on the Financial Statement 2020

We believe innovation is key to driving a sustainable business. The table below shows how we are tracking our performance against key environmental indicators to continue improving in this area.

 

GRI

KPI

Unit

2021

2020

2019

Energy

EN3

Total energy consumption (excl. electricity generated by CHP on site for own use) ✔

GWh

3,774

3,815

4,638

Energy intensity (per Total Revenues) ✔

GWh/bEUR

71.4

75.8

64.5

Energy consumption from stationary sources ✔

GWh

2,728

2,665

2,989

__ of which gas

GWh

1,266

1,234

1,349

__ of which heat and steam ✔*

GWh

158

123

135

__ of which electricity ✔*

GWh

1,259

1,269

1,460

____ Percentage electricity purchased from grid

GWh

99.9%

99.9%

99.99%

____ Total renewable electricity consumption

GWh

405

254

143

______ of which purchased electricity from renewable sources REC

GWh

404

253

142

______ of which produced electricity from renewable sources

GWh

1

1

0

__ Percentage renewable electricity

%

32%

20%

10%

Energy consumption from mobile sources ✔

GWh

1,046

1,150

1,649

__ of which road & maritime Diesel used in Oversize Surface Transportation

GWh

335

405

540

__ of which Kerosene

GWh

682

716

1,072

_____ used in Beluga Transport

GWh

384

426

651

_____ used in Flight Test

GWh

298

290

421

_____ of which Sustainable Aviation Fuel

GWh

4

1

 

Air emissions

EN16

Scope 1&2

Total Scope 1 + Scope 2 CO2 emissions ✔

ktons CO2e

827

882

1,114

__ Total direct CO2 emissions (Scope 1) (1)

ktons CO2e

562

587

747

__ Total indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 2) (2)

ktons CO2e

265

295

367

GHG intensity (per Total Revenues) ✔

gCO2e/EUR

15.6

17.5

15.5

EN17

 

Scope 3

Indirect CO2 emissions Business Travel (3)

ktons CO2e

17

22

109

Indirect CO2 emissions Use of Sold Products - Comm. aircraft, base scenario (4)

ktons CO2e

463,592

440,361

731,203

__ of which indirect emissions from the production of fuel ✔

ktons CO2e

82,690

78,546

130,423

__ CO2 per passenger/km for delivered products

gCO2/pax.km

62.6

63.1

66.2

Indirect CO2 emissions Use of Sold Products - Comm. aircraft, ATAG SAF uptake ✔

ktons CO2e

384,781

374,307

731,204

Indirect CO2 emissions Use of Sold Products - Comm. aircraft, Full potential ✔

ktons CO2e

278,155

264,217

438,722

Indirect CO2 emissions Use of Sold Products - Civil helicopters ✔

ktons CO2e

1,137

1,085

NA

__ of which indirect emissions from the production of fuel ✔

ktons CO2e

203

193

NA

Indirect CO2 emissions Purchased Goods and Services ✔

ktons CO2e

NA

11,346

NA

 

CDP Rating (based on previous year disclosure)

Score

A-

A-

B

 

Internal Carbon Pricing

EUR/ton

150

30

30

EN20

Total VOC emissions (5)

tons

1,051

1,047

1,462

EN21

Total SOx emissions

tons

14

14

15

Total NOx emissions

tons

222

239

282

Water

EN8

Total water withdrawal (note: formerly reported as “consumption”) ✔

m3

3,078,590

3,371,030

4,149,241

__of which percentage purchased

%

84%

85%

88%

__ of which percentage from surface water sources and collected rainwater

%

6%

5%

5%

__ of which percentage from ground water sources

%

10%

10%

7%

__ of which percentage from all areas with high water stress (6)

%

36%

37%

38%

EN22

Total water discharge

m3

2,870,748

3,099,946

3,757,358

Waste

EN23

Total waste production, excluding exceptional waste ✔

tons

69,660

74,898

99,042

__ of which percentage hazardous waste (7)

%

27%

29%

27%

__ Material recovery rate (8)

%

55%

51%

54%

__ Energy recovery rate

%

21%

21%

21%

EMS certification

 Percentage of operations with ISO 14001 / EMAS certification (in % workforce)

%

88%

88%

87%

Percentage of operations covered by reporting (in % workforce) (9)

%

92%

92%

92%

 

Scope: Reported data covers 84 sites. Airbus environmental reporting guidelines include sites worldwide with a workforce on-site higher or equal to 100 employees. Note that only 100% consolidated entities are taken into account with the exception of ATR and Tianjin operations.

2015-2020 figures were refined to reflect the above changes in scope, to align with GHG protocol guidelines (past year adjustments) and to rectify actuals for some entities.

✔: 2021 data audited by EY®.

* Energy: Electricity, Heat and Steam joint verification.

 

Notes:

(1) Scope 1 emissions restated to include Oversize transport emissions (large and non standard shipments via Road, River and Sea), previously considered as Scope 3 based on operational control criteria as per GHG protocol guidelines.
(2) Scope 2: location based with purchased guarantees of origin deduced.
(3) Worldwide air travels of Europe-based employees.
(4) previous years restated to take into account refined emission factors.
(5) 2021 VOC emissions data is estimated. 2021 actuals will be consolidated in April 2022.
(6) Proportion of total water withdrawal corresponding to the withdrawals from areas identified with high or extremely high water stress. Water stress level as defined per the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas (medium scenario for 2030).
(7) Hazardous waste: waste displays one or more of the hazardous properties listed: "Explosive"; "Oxidising"; "Highly flammable"; "Flammable"; "Irritant"; "Harmful"; "Toxic"; "Carcinogenic"; "Corrosive"; "Infectious"; "Toxic for reproduction"; "Mutagenic"; "Sensitizing"; "Ecotoxic", “Pressurised gas”.
(8) Material recovery: any operation wherein products, components of products, or materials that have become waste are prepared to fulfill a purpose in place of new products, components, or materials that would otherwise have been used for that purpose. 2021 material and energy recovery rates will be refined when final waste treatment information will be provided by waste collector companies.
(9) Newly reported metric. Previous coverage ratio excluded entities not subject to the environmental reporting guidelines (see above). 

 

Science-Based Targets

Established in 2015, the Science-Based Targets (SBTi) initiative helps companies to set emissions-reduction targets in line with climate science and the Paris Agreement goals. More than 1,000 companies have joined the initiative since its inception. 

In 2022, Airbus officially committed to define Science-Based Targets for the entire set of its emissions. The following mid-term targets have been submitted to the SBTi for assessment and validation:

  • Scopes 1 & 2: -63% absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 2030** and neutralisation of residual emissions
  • Scope 3: -46% greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2035**

(**) based on 2015 as baseline year

 

 WORKFORCE

2021.

2020.

2019.

Total number of employees

126,495

131,349

134,931

By business segment

  • Airbus* 
  • Airbus Helicopters
  • Airbus Defence and Space

* Airbus includes population of Airbus former HQ since 1 January 2018

 

73,560
20,126
32,809

 

78,487
20,026
32,836

 

80,985
20,024
33,922

By geographic area

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • UK
  • US
  • Canada
  • China
  • Other countries

% of active workforce employees located in Europe

 

45,931
42,972
11,881
9,368
3,150
3,788
698
8,707

89.1%

 

48,231
45,568
11,828
9,846
2,980
3,634
613
8,649

 

 

49,143
45,638
12,637
11,109
3,151
3,668
653
8,932

 

By age

  • <30 years old
  • 30-50 years old
  • >50 years old
 

11,120
79,985
35,390

 

12,135
81,709
37,505

 

13,862
82,552
38,517

% Part time employees

By contract type
  • Unlimited 
  • Limited contract > 3 months
4.34


122,950

3,156
 

4.36


128,151
3,198

4.43


130,591
4,340

By nationality in %*

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • British
  • From 133  other countries
  • Total number of nationalities

    *no disclosure of data in 2019 and 2020



35.4
31.5
10.3
7.7
15.1
138

 

  
Newcomers
  • Core Division
  • Subsidiaries
Leavers (incl. partial retirement)
  • Core Division
  • Subsidiaries
Attrition Rate
  • Core Division
  • Subsidiaries
  • Total

5,655
2,817
2,838

9,394
5,632
3,762

 

5.9%
12.2%
7.4%

5,463
2,413
3,050

7,796
4,675
3,121
 

4.6%
9.4%
5.8%

11,270
6,643
4,627

5,842
2,902
2,940

2.9%
8.4%
4.3%

 

GENDER DIVERSITY

2021

2020

% Women in total active workforce  

Per category

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Newcomer 

19%



25%
25%
14%
16%
22%

18%



25%
16%
13%
14%
26%

By geographic area

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • UK
  • US
  • Other countries



21.2%
16.4%
22.7%
12.9%
22.4%
21.0%



20.5%
15.3%
22.3%
13.5%
22.4%
20.9%

 

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

2021

2020

Number of classroom training
Number of digital training
Total training hours
Average training hours per employee
- for women
- for men
- for production employees
- for non-production employees
Internal mobilities

78,984
967,495
1.2mn
10.8
9
11
15
10
>10,400

78,443
752,702
1million
10.6
8
10
14
8
>7,000

 

LABOUR RELATIONS

2021

2020

Number of meetings with SE-WC
% workforce covered by collective bargaining agreements

12
~ 80%

8
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS202120202019
Number of independent directors
Number of women 
average age
Number of nationalities
Average tenure
11
3
60
7
4.5
11
3
59
7
3.5
11
3
59
7
4
Number of Board meetings
% average attendance
Number of Audit Committee
Number of RNGC
Number of ECC/ECSC
7
98%
5
5
6
13
97%
5
4
4
11
91%
7
7
6

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE202120202019
Number of women
Number of Executive Committees
3
4
2
4
2
4

 

SHAREHOLDING

202120202019
Free Float    
GZBV (German State)   
SEPI (Spanish State)
SOGEPA (French State)
74.06%
10.90%
4.11%
10.92%
73.97%
10.93%
4.12%
10.95%
73.94%
10.94%
4.13%
10.96%

 

SUSTAINABILITY-LINKED REMUNERATION

20212020

CEO and Executives variable remuneration - common collective component, paid following the end of financial year

R&S KPI 1 
Weight
R&S KPI 2
Weight
LTIFR1
10%
CO2
10%
LTIFR1
20%
-
-

 

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