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                        UN Sustainable Development Goals

                        UN Sustainable Development Goals

                        Towards a more sustainable future for people & the planet

                        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 environment, anti-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:


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                        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

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                        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 COemissions. We also help foster entrepreneurship and innovation in local communities to develop needs-based products and services.

                        Electric flight

                        Urban air mobility

                        AIRBUS BIZLAB

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                        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.

                        Product RESPONSIBILITY

                        Sustainable supply chain

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                        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.


                        Earth observation

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                        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

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


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                        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.


                        Discovery Space

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                        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


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                        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.

                        Airbus Foundation


                        ELECTRIC FLIGHT

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                        Our SDG journey

                        Airbus’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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                        Community engagement


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