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 2020 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 50-76.

 

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

 

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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 2019.
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 StandardsKPIUnit201920182017
ENERGY302-1Total energy consumption (excluded electricity generated by CHP on site for own use)*MWh4,054,8494,006,108**4,098,475
Energy consumption from stationary sources*MWh1,359,0181,304,338**1,357,724
Energy consumption from mobile sources*MWh1,112,5731,094,851**1,206,689
Total electricity consumption, heat & steam consumption excluding CGP for own use*MWh1,583,2581,606,919**1,534,062
Of which purchased electricity from renewable sources (REC)MWh101,612  
Generated electricity from CHP on-site for own use*MWh187,846190,287**190,127
AIR EMISSIONS305-1Total Scope 1 + Scope 2 CO2 emissions*tonnes CO2 927,529959,825**1,013,101
Total direct CO2 emissions (Scope 1)*tonnes CO2 569,838553,887**591,002
305-2Total indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 2)*tonnes CO2 357,691405,938**422,099
305-3Indirect CO2 emissions Business Travel (Scope 3)*tonnes CO2 109,403111,666n/a
Indirect CO2 emissions Oversize Transportation*** (Scope 3)tonnes CO2 198,526185,500n/a
305-7Total VOC emissions****  *tonnes1,5351,553**1,565
Total SOx emissionstonnes151715
Total NOx emissionstonnes280323**314
WATER303-5Total water consumption*m33,987,2893,647,950**4,011,897
303-4Total water dischargem33,740,5663,338,712**3,416,506
WASTE306-2Total waste production, excluding exceptional waste*tonnes99,28098,631**105,839
Material recovery rate*%54.0%57.8%58.5%
Energy recovery rate%21.2%20.7%20.6%
EMS certification

 

 

Number of sites with ISO 14 001 /EMAS certification***** vs total number of covered by environmental reportingunit62/8060/7161
Workforce effectively covered by reporting over workforce subject to reporting according to the environmental guidelines******%94%89%90%

* 2019 data audited by Ernst & Young et Associés. 2019 data covers 92% of total group employees.

** 2018 baseline has been recalculated to integrate changes in accounting methodology (emission factors & exclusion of close loop water consumption in Donauwörth).

Electricity Emission factors updated according to IEA 2018 v1.01 for 2019 data and IEA 2017 v1.03 for 2018 data.

Sites A220 FAL in Mirabel, Canada, Satair Copenhagen, Ashburn & Miami, AH Oxford, ATR Francazal, are included in 2019 according to reporting rules.

*** Oversize emissions cover transport of large and non standards shipments. Values cover aircraft commercial activities and are estimated.

**** 2019 VOC emissions data is estimated and 2018 data actualised. The accurate 2019 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. Coverage varies from 92% to 93% for waste, water, heat & refrigerants indicators.

We aim to achieve continuous improvement in gender parity, employee engagement, and inclusion and diversity throughout Airbus. The data below outlines how we are tracking our performance against several relevant social indicators.

 

Employees by Business Segment31 December 201931 December 201831 December 201731 December 2016
Airbus 80,98580,92474,54273,852
Airbus Helicopters20,02419,74520,16122,507
Airbus Defence and Space33,92233,00232,17134,397
Airbus former HQ*002,5683,026
Airbus Total134,931133,671129,442133,782

* Airbus includes population of Airbus former HQ since 01.01.2018. 
Perimeter: Airbus, full consolidated companies (including subsidaries) 

 

Employees by geographic area31 December 201931 December 201831 December 201731 December 2016
France49,14348,14447,86547,963
Germany45,63845,38744,21446,713
Spain12,63713,68413,17712,682
UK11,10911,21411,30412,020
US3,1512,4892,7072,829
Other Countries13,25312,75310,17511,575
Airbus Total134,931133,671129,442133,782

Perimeter: Airbus, full consolidated companies (including subsidaries) 

 

% Part time employees31 December 201931 December 201831 December 201731 December 2016
Airbus Total4.46%4.2%4.2%4.1%

Perimeter: Airbus, full consolidated companies (including subsidaries) 

 

Active Workforce by contract type31 December 201931 December 201831 December 201731 December 2016
Unlimited contract130,591130,131126,534131,153
Limited contract > 3 months4,3403,5402,9082,629

 Perimeter: Airbus, full consolidated companies (including subsidaries) 

 

 31 December 201931 December 201831 December 201731 December 2016
Women in Active Workforce18.0% 17.7%17.5%17.2%
Women in Management Positions13.1% 12.6%12.4%11.4%
Employee Turnover Rate4.4%4.9%4.0%3.6%
Total number of Training Hours*> 1,500,000> 1,700,000*2,320,508
Total number of Training Participants****214,819
Number of Classroom Training**129,296>114,000***161,419***-
Number of Digital Learning**397,938248,448***193,200***-

 * Change of reporting in 2017, no numbers reported for 2017. Reporting period in 2019: from 1st Oct 2018 to 30th Sept 2019
** 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.

 

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