CSR reporting and data

This section summarises our Corporate Social Responsibility approach, reporting protocols and social and environmental data tables. The full reporting guidelines are available upon request.

Airbus CSR approach

Environmental and social performance

At Airbus, corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to how we are aligning the Company with the needs and expectations of society. Airbus aims to balance its strategy for growth with fulfilling duties to all stakeholders and addressing material sustainability issues. Underlying this is a drive to deliver the best technology to serve mobility and security.

Stakeholders

Airbus’ businesses are characterised by long product lifecycles and corresponding returns on investments, considerable costs and risks in programme development, and cyclical civilian markets. The principal stakeholders are shareholders, customers, regulators, policymakers, employees, suppliers, NGOs, as well as society at large..

Materiality

Airbus focuses on material issues that have signifi cant operational and strategic impacts, potentially affecting Airbus’ risks and performance. Airbus is taking into account stakeholders’ and analysts’ questions about the materiality of CSR issues.

Data and Performance

A signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2003, Airbus is committed to the UN Global Compact principles and has reached the “Advanced Level”(1). Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting is embedded across the Group, measuring performance and progress. Environmental and social data have been externally audited since 2010. Below is a selection (2) of externally reviewed environmental indicators. For a selection of social performance indicators, see “— 1.1.10 E mployees”.

The data here shows Airbus' commitment to foster innovation to become and eco-efficient and sustainable enterprise.

2016 Environmental Performance data table

  KPI Unit 2016 2015
Environmental performance        
ENERGY Total energy consumption (excluded electricity generated by CHP on site for own use) * MWh 3,893,111 3,872,080
Energy consumption from stationary sources*, of which: MWh 1,395,192 1,398,765
natural gas consumption MWh 1,335,263 1,311,602
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD) MWh 12,170 16,060
 liquefied petroleum gas consumption MWh 360 150
propane consumption MWh 3,883 7,237
biomass consumption MWh 43,517 63,715
Energy consumption from mobile sources*, of which: MWh 1,045,159 934,679
gasoline consumption MWh 2,769 2,860
distillate fuel oil consumption (Gas oil, Diesel, FOD) MWh 27,166 26,561
liquefied petroleum gas consumption MWh 118 6
propane consumption MWh 1,700 615
jet fuel aircraft / kerosene consumption MWh 1,010,647 900,375
 - flight tests MWh 559,106 520,012
 - Beluga MWh 451,540 380,363
aviation gasoline consumption MWh 2,760 4,263
Total electricity consumption, of which: MWh 1,452,760 1,538,636
purchased electricity consumption* MWh 1,371,842 1,440,722
purchased heat/steam MWh 80,671 97,494
generated electricity from photovoltaic on-site for own use MWh 247 220
generated electricity from other renewable source on-site for own use MWh 0 199
Generated electricity from CHP on-site for own use* MWh 188,144 177,359
AIR EMISSIONS Total CO2 emissions* tonnes CO2 935,402 927,616
Total direct CO2 emissions (Scope 1)*, of which: tonnes CO2 557,447 525,883
CO2 emissions from stationary sources tonnes CO2 272,679 269,569
CO2 emissions from mobile sources tonnes CO2 269,493 241,039
CO2 emissions from fugitive sources tonnes CO2 15,203 15,190
CO2 emissions from processes on site tonnes CO2 72 84
Total indirect CO2 emissions (Scope 2)*, of which: tonnes CO2 377,955 401,734
Total VOC emissions tonnes 1,539 1,450
Total SOx emissions tonnes 15 15
Total NOx emissions tonnes 241 248
WATER Total water consumption*, of which: m3 3,834,265 5,478,896
purchased water* % 76.4% 52.4%
abstracted ground water % 20.0% 45.2%
withdrawn surface water % 3.5% 2.3%
rainwater collected used % 0.1% 0.1%
Total water discharge, of which: m3 3,464,179 4,209,858
water discharged via an internal pre-treatment plant m3 228,428 1,196,339
WASTE Total waste production, excluding exceptional waste, of which: tonnes 104,505 105,114
non-hazardous waste* tonnes 77,835 78,635
hazardous waste* tonnes 26,670 26,479
waste going to material recovery tonnes 62,344 63,293
waste going to energy recovery tonnes 21,954 21,381
Material recovery rate* % 59.7% 60.2%
Energy recovery rate % 21.0% 20.3%
EMS certification Number of sites with ISO 14 001 / EMAS certification** unit 61 79
Percentage of workforce covered by ISO 14001 & environmental reporting % 86% 83%

* Data audited by Ernst & Young et Associés. 2016 data covers 85% of total group employees. 2015 data correspond to the data validated by the external third party in 2015, without any recalcultation to take into account perimeters movements, which can explain some of the observed variances.
** 2016 VOC emissions data is estimated.
*** Number of sites covered by the environmental reporting which are certified ISO 14001. Decrease due to perimeter change within the group Airbus. Only 100% consolidated entities are taken into account.

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Environmental reporting protocol

Reporting Scope

The data here results from Airbus Group worldwide reporting campaign, carried out by our Environmental network. Airbus Group environmental reporting includes all the Group’s 100% consolidated companies with more than 50 employees, which represent 98% of the Airbus Group total workforce. Among these companies, 86% had reporting contributors and tools. Note that some entities with less than 50 employees are taken into account in the reporting, as they are included in bigger entities which report their environmental data.

The reporting period goes from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016.

This year, some perimeter changes are to be highlighted:

  • Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) entities in France and Germany, former Airbus Defence & Space sites, have not been consolidated, in line with the perimeter rules described in the Group’s Environmental reporting procedures. It concerns the following sites: ASL Les Mureaux, ASL Saint Médard en Jalles, ASL Lampoldshausen, ASL Bremen, ASL Ottobrunn. Note that estimations based on the number of employees have been made to exclude data from ASL Bremen and ASL Ottobrunn global data.
  • Several sites in Germany, former Airbus Defence & Space sites, are now part of a new entity: Airbus DS Electr. and Border Sec. GmbH (EBS). For the 2016 data reporting, EBS is still included in the reporting perimeter.
  • EFW Dresden is not HR consolidated from January 2016 on. The site has therefore been excluded from the environmental reporting perimeter, in line with the perimeter rules described in the Group’s Environmental reporting procedures.

Moreover, the following sites have not been integrated in the environmental reporting: Satair Ashburn, AD Les Mureaux, AD Optronics Wetzlar – EBS, AD Optronics Wetzlar – EBS, AH Singapore and AH Oxford.

Reporting tools

Indicators used are derived from Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. Data is collected through an Environmental Management Information system called ERT. The guidelines supporting the reporting process are updated when relevant.

This year, a new process and a new reporting tool have been set up to ease data collection and consolidation, and to enable the publication of accurate and reliable externally verified environmental data in the Group’s Annual report and Registration Document.

External verification

As part of our commitment to providing reliable information on our performance, we have asked EY to review the reporting procedures and data for a selection of key environmental performance indicators published in this report. The nature of the work performed, the audited indicators and the results of the verification are presented on the external auditor’s assurance report.

This year, a new process and a new reporting tool have been set up to ease data collection and consolidation, leading to a verification period on sites early December 2016 instead of early February 2017, as it would have been done with the former process.

Read Independent Assurance report elaborated by EY.

Details and methodology

Energy consumption

The energy consumption of a site is the combination of fossil energy and electricity, expressed in Mega Watt hours. Electricity generated from CHP (Combined Heat Power plant) on site for own use is reported separately, as the primary energy used for its production is natural gas which is already reported in the fossil energy consumption detailed above. The energy consumption due to Beluga flights is reported in a separate indicator and automatically added to the total energy consumption from sites.

CO2eq emissions

The CO2eq emissions result from direct (scope 1) and indirect (scope 2) emissions according to the definition provided by the GHG Protocol. They relate directly to energy consumption by the following formula: CO2eq emissions = Energy consumption x Emission factor.

Total water consumption

This indicator is the sum of all water drawn into the boundaries of the reporting site from all sources (including surface, ground, rain and purchased water). It includes water for industrial installations, offices, catering facilities, buildings, etc. It is expressed in m3/year.

Water discharges

This indicator is the sum of water effluents (expressed in m3/year) discharged over the course of the reporting period to subsurface waters, surface waters, sewers that lead to rivers, oceans, lakes, wetlands, treatment facilities, and ground water. A specific indicator to report water discharged via an internal pre-treatment plant is also published with the other environmental indicators.

Waste production

The quantity of waste of a site combines hazardous and non-hazardous waste. This includes in particular all waste regularly created by production processes, and treated internally and externally. Note that exceptional waste, meaning all construction/deconstruction waste from buildings and installations, are reported separately.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

The main VOC emissions sources of Airbus Group’s activities derive from surface treatment, cleaning, painting and coating operations through use of solvents, solvated paints and coatings, additional VOC. The 2016 data is not yet published.

NOx and SOx

The emissions are calculated automatically within the ERT if no measure is done on site, with help of the energy consumption reported and the relevant emission factors. NOx and SOx emissions from mobile sources are excluded.

The data here shows how Airbus is working to reinforce employee engagement, diversity and integration throughout the company.

2016 Social Performance data table

Employees by Division 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Airbus* 73,852 72,816 73,958
Airbus Helicopters* 22,507 22,520 22,939
Airbus Defence and Space* 34,397 38,206 38,637
Airbus Corporate Functions (1)* 3,026 3,032 2,989
Other Business* - - 99
Group Total 133,782 136,574 138,622

(1) “Airbus Corporate Functions” includes Headquarters, Shared Services and Innovation Works.

Employees by geographic area 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
France* 47,963 50,810 51,740
Germany* 46,713 47,796 48,374
Spain* 12,682 12,521 12,449
UK* 12,020 12,157 12,783
US* 2,829 2,821 2,991
Other Countries* 11,575 10,469 10,285
Group Total 133,782 136,574 138,662
% Part time employees 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
France 4.5% 4.2% 4.1%
Germany 5.5% 5.1% 4.5%
Spain 1.1% 1.2% 1.0%
UK 2.7% 2.4% 1.8%
US* 0.7% 1.1% 1.6%
Other Countries 1.5% 1.4% 0.8%
Group Total 4.1% 3.9% 3.4%
Active Workforce by contract type 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Unlimited contract* 131,153 133,650 135,688
Limited contract > 3 months* 2,629 2,924 2,934
% Active Workforce by Age 31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
<20* 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
20-29* 10.4% 10.6% 11.4%
30-39* 29.5% 29.7% 30.0%
40-49* 27.9% 27.9% 27.8%
50-59* 27.1% 27.1% 26.3%
60+* 4.9% 4.6% 4.3%
  31 December 2016 31 December 2015 31 December 2014
Women in Active Workforce* 17.2% 17.2% 17.1%
Women in Management Positions* 11.4% 10.9% 10.2%
Employee Turnover Rate* 3.6% 3.6% 3.3%
Total number of Training Hours* 2,320,508 2,264,145 2,906,356
Total number of Training Participants* 214,819 226,692 238,386

* Data audited by Ernst & Young et Associés.
The turnover rate does not include departures of the non-active workers. The % of women in management positions only applies to the top 4% of the active workforce.

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Human Resources reporting protocol

Reporting scope

Airbus’ headcount reporting includes all consolidated companies worldwide. The internationally comparative fi gures are based on the Active Workforce, i.e. the number of permanent and shortterm employees, irrespective of their individual working times. The headcount is calculated according to the consolidation
quota of the respective companies. The scope for HR structure reporting covers about 97% of Airbus’ consolidated companies, including all employees of these companies, irrespective of their individual consolidation quota.

This includes employees working for the Company or its subsidiaries in France, Germany, Spain, Great Britain and internationally. In total, about 3% of the companies belonging to Airbus – usually recently acquired – are not included in the scope, as no detailed employee data is available at group level. The reporting scope for training indicators is limited to Airbus core Divisions and subsidiaries, with a coverage rate of 81%.

For more details on Scope and Methodology, please refer to the Airbus website at www.airbusgroup.com

Reporting tools 

The indicators are calculated using a SAP Business Warehouse, which is based on the Airbus global SAP payroll, and interfaces to local payrolls worldwide. Precise definitions of each indicator, consistency checks and relevant testing aim to ensure the quality and consistency of reporting. The Business Warehouse is operated by the Airbus HR Business Services and Operations department.

Details and methodology

Headcount reporting

The reported figures in this section include all employees of the Airbus according to the consolidation quota of the respective companies.

Active workforce

The reported number of employees shows the active workforce available in Airbus on 31 December 2016. Active workforce is the official key parameter in the Group’s reporting. It is defined in the Airbus HR Definitions policy which was introduced in 2006. This policy is valid and binding for all full or quota consolidated entities within the Airbus worldwide. It was approved by the HR Directors and Finance Controlling. Active workforce includes regular employees (unlimited and limited contracts > 3 months duration) as well as seconded/transferred employees (within the Group). Temporary workforce, students, trainees and externals are excluded.

Permanent/Limited contracts

Only limited contracts with a work contract duration more than three months are included in this figure as only those employees are part of the active workforce. Neither Mini-Jobs employees (“Geringfügige Beschäftigung”), who are earning up to € 450 a month, nor the so-called “CIFRE” (“Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche”) belong to the active workforce. Employees whose contracts were transferred during the year from limited to unlimited are counted as permanent.

HR Structure reporting

The reported figures included in this section cover the employees of about 98% of the Group’s consolidated companies, irrespective of their individual consolidation quota.

Active workforce by age

This indicator shows the percentage of employees per age group on 31 December 2016.

Part-time quota

This indicator shows the percentage of employees holding a part time contract on 31 December 2016 in proportion to the active headcount at this time.

Percentage of women 

The calculation of the percentage of women within Airbus is based on the number of women included in the active workforce, status 31 December 2016.

Percentage of women in management positions

The calculation of the percentage of women in management positions within Airbus is based on the number of women in Senior Management or higher levels included in the active workforce, status 31 December 2016.  In Airbus, the Senior Management or higher levels represent approximately 4% of the Active Workforce.

Employee turnover

This indicator is defined as the percentage of people who have left the organisation during all year 2016 (number of resignations, terminations, retirement, etc.) in the proportion to the average active headcount of the same period. The indicator only includes employees having been active on their last working day. Inactive employees having left - mostly employees on partial retirement - represent less than 1% additional turnover.

The following tables present the Airbus responsibility and sustainability aspects according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles.

GRI Index

and Global Compact correspondence

The following GRI index indicates to what extent we take the GRI indicators into account. At the same time, it shows where in the website the indicators are dealt with. For some indicators, we also refer to the Annual Report (registration document) of Airbus.

This table follows the GRI G4 Guidelines, meeting the ‘core’ in accordance option. All following aspects are material for Airbus and for its external stakeholders, with the exception of the aspects covered by the ‘Labor practices and decent work’ sub-category.

General Standard GRI Description Related content External Assurance Global Compact Cross Reference
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organisation and the organisation’s strategy for addressing sustainability. Read CEO statement    
ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE
G4-3 Name of the organisation. Discover Airbus' activities    
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and services. Discover Airbus' activities    
G4-5 Location of the organisation’s headquarters. Discover Airbus' activities in Toulouse    
G4-6 Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries where either the organisation has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report. Explore Airbus' global presence    
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form. Get to know Airbus    
G4-8 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries). Explore Airbus' global presence    
G4-9 Scale of the organisation. See Registration Document    
G4-10 Number of employees by employment contract and gender, workforce by region, significant variations in employment numbers. See Airbus' social performance   Principle 6
G4-11 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. See Airbus Group's social performance   Principle 3
G4-12 Description of the organisation’s supply chain. Find out more on the global network of suppliers    
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including changes in location, share capital structure, relationships with suppliers. See Registration Document    
G4-14 Addressing the precautionary principle within the organisation. See Registration Document    
G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses. See Registration Document    
G4-16 Memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organisations in which the organisation:
• Holds a position on the governance body
• Participates in projects or committees
• Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
• Views membership as strategic.
See Registration Document    
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES
G4-17 Entities included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents. Exclusion of any entity included in the organisation’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents from the report. The organisation can report on this Standard Disclosure by referencing the information in publicly available consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents. See Registration Document    
G4-18 Process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries and explanation of how the organisation has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-19 Material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-20 Material Aspect Boundaries within the organisation. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-21 Material Aspect Boundaries outside the organisation. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-22 Effects of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.      
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. Discover our approach for responsible business    
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-26 Organisation’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. Discover our approach for responsible business    
G4-27 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns. Discover our approach for responsible business    
REPORT PROFILE
G4-28 Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report (if any). Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
G4-30 Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial). Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
G4-32 The ‘in accordance’ option the organisation has chosen, the GRI Content Index for the chosen option, and the External Assurance Report. Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
G4-33 The organisation’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. Read about Airbus Group CSR reporting approach    
GOVERNANCE
G4-34 Governance structure of the organisation, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts. Read about Airbus' corporate governance    
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
G4-56 The organisation’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics. Reabout about Airbus' Ethics & Compliance   Principle 10
Specific Standard Disclosure GRI Description Related Content External Assurance
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
MATERIAL ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
G4-DMA Management approach Discover Airbus' 2016 Annual Report  
G4-EC1 Revenues and revenue distribution amongst stakeholders, operating costs, community investments, payments to governments, payments to providers of capital. See Registration Document  
MATERIAL ASPECT: INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' global sourcing and global presence  
G4-EC8 Examples of the significant identified positive and negative indirect economic impacts the organisation has.

Read about Airbus' global sourcing
and global presence

 
MATERIAL ASPECT: PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' global sourcing  
G4-EC9 External sourcing by region. Read about Airbus' global sourcing  
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
MATERIAL ASPECT: ENERGY
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
G4-EN3 Total fuel consumption from non-renewable sources, renewable sources, including fuel types used. Total electricity consumption, energy consumption. Standards, methodologies and assumptions used, as well as the source of the conversion factors used. Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN5 Energy intensity ratio, with the organisation-specific metric (the ratio denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio, the types of energy included in the intensity ratio. Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN6 Reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, with the basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption such as base year or baseline, and the rationale for choosing it as well as standards, methodologies, and assumptions used. Explore Airbus' environmental performance  
G4-EN7 Reductions in the energy requirements of sold products and services achieved during the reporting period, the basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption such as base year or baseline, and the rationale for choosing it as well as the standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability
and environmental performance

yes
MATERIAL ASPECT: WATER
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
G4-EN8 Total volume of water withdrawn from different sources with standards, methodologies, and assumptions used. Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
MATERIAL ASPECT: EMISSIONS
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
G4-EN15 Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances with standards, methodologies, and assumptions used. Indication of the source of the emission factors used and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used or a reference to the GWP source as well as the chosen consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, operational control). Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN16 Gross energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, independent of any GHG trades, such as purchases, sales, or transfers of offsets or allowances with standards, methodologies, and assumptions used. Indication of the source of the emission factors used and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used or a reference to the GWP source as well as the chosen consolidation approach for emissions (equity share, financial control, operational control). Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN18 GHG emissions intensity ratio, with the organisation-specific metric (the ratio denominator) chosen to calculate the ratio, the types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio. Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN19 Amount of GHG emissions reductions achieved as a direct result of initiatives to reduce emissions, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent, indicating the chosen base year or baseline and the rationale for choosing it, as well as standards,
methodologies, and assumptions used.
Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
G4-EN21 Amount of significant air emissions, in kilograms or multiples for each of the
following:
• NOx
• SOx
• Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Indication of standards, methodologies, and assumptions used as well as the source of the emission factors used.
Explore Airbus' environmental performance  
MATERIAL ASPECT: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
G4-EN22 Total volume of planned and unplanned water discharges. Explore Airbus' environmental performance  
G4-EN23 Total weight of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, as well as material and energy recovery. Explore Airbus' environmental performance yes
MATERIAL ASPECT: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
G4-EN27 The extent to which environmental impacts of products and services have been mitigated during the reporting period. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
CATEGORY: SOCIAL
SUB-CATEGORY: LABOR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
MATERIAL ASPECT: EMPLOYMENT
G4-DMA Management approach. Working at Airbus  
G4-LA1 Total number and rate of new employee hires during the reporting period, by age group, gender and region, as well as turnover. Explore Airbus' social performance yes
MATERIAL ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA Management approach.    
G4-LA6 Types of injury, injury rate (IR), occupational diseases rate (ODR), for the total workforce. Explore Airbus' social performance  
MATERIAL ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' commitment to education and Leadership University  
G4-LA9 Hours of training that the organisation’s employees have undertaken. Explore Airbus' social performance yes
G4-LA10 Type and scope of programs implemented and assistance provided to upgrade employee skills. Read about Airbus' commitment to education, Leadership University and development programmes
for professionals and students and graduates
 
SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY
MATERIAL ASPECT: LOCAL COMMUNITIES
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for responsible business and Airbus Foundation  
G4-SO2 Significant actual and potential negative impacts of operations. Read about Airbus' approach for environment and sustainability  
MATERIAL ASPECT: ANTI-CORRUPTION
G4-DMA Management approach.

Read about Airbus' approach for Ethics and Compliance and Registration Document (pages 129, 130)

 
G4-SO4 Total number and percentage of governance body members that the organisation’s anti-corruption policies and procedures have been communicated to, broken down by region and total number and percentage of employees that have received training on anti-corruption, broken down by employee category and region.

Read about Airbus' approach for Ethics and Compliance and Registration Document (pages 129, 130)

 
G4-SO8 Report significant fines and non-monetary sanctions. Read about Airbus' approach for Ethics and Compliance and Registration Document (pages 129, 130)
 
 
SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
MATERIAL ASPECT: PRODUCT AND SERVICE LABELING
G4-DMA Management approach. Read about Airbus' approach for products and innovation  
G4-PR5 Results or key conclusions of customer satisfaction surveys (based on statistically relevant sample sizes) conducted in the reporting period.    

Ernst & Young has reviewed a selection of Airbus' environmental and social performance indicators.

Airbus

Year ended December 31, 2016

Further to your request, we have performed a review of a selection of environmental and social performance indicators selected by Airbus Group (“the Indicators"[1]), identified by the symbol􀀹 , in the 2015 Registration Document.

These Indicators have been prepared under the responsibility of the management of Airbus Group, in accordance with Airbus Group environmental performance indicators reporting guidelines, Airbus Group greenhouse gas emissions inventory guidelines, Airbus Group HR Definitions Policy, “Headcount definitions for all consolidated companies of Airbus Group”, Airbus Group Specification for HR Definitions (Available; Active Work Force; Availability Reason) and Airbus Group Band and PD Eligibility (Specification for Executive/Non-Executive status), hereinafter the “Reporting Criteria”, which can be consulted at Airbus Group headquarters.

The Airbus Group Environmental Reporting Coordinator and the head of HR Operations Data management were respectively responsible for preparing the environmental performance indicators and social performance indicators. Environmental and social Reporting Criteria can be consulted at Airbus Group headquarters.

It is our responsibility to express a conclusion on these Indicators. Our review was conducted in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagement (ISAE 3000). Our independence is defined by legal and regulatory texts as well as by our Professional Code of Ethics.

The conclusion expressed below relates solely to these Indicators reviewed and not to the entire sustainability information published in the 2015 Registration Document. A higher level of assurance would have required a more extensive review.

Nature and scope of the work

We performed the following review to obtain a limited assurance that the Indicators are free of material misstatements:

  • We assessed the Reporting Criteria with respect to its reliability, understandability, neutrality, completeness and relevance.
  • We interviewed the persons in charge of environmental and social reporting at corporate level to check compliance with the Reporting Criteria.
  • We assessed the risk of material misstatement, performed analytical review and tests with relevant ratios and verified, on a test basis, the calculations and data consolidation.
  • As part of our environmental performance indicators review, we selected a sample of 8 site [2]. Sites were selected based on their activity, their materiality to the Group and their location. For these sites and units, we verified the understanding and the implementation of the Reporting Criteria and, on a test basis, verified the calculations and reconciled data with the supporting documentation. Our review covered 25% of total water consumption, 19% of total waste production (excluding exceptional waste), 23% of total CO2 emissions and 27% of total energy consumption.
  • As part of our social performance indicators review, we verified the understanding and the application of the Reporting Criteria, performed a review of the data consolidation procedures via corporate reporting systems and verified the calculations of the final indicators. With regards to the active workforce indicators, we also performed the detailed tests and reconciled data with the supporting documentation over the data of employees based in Airbus Stade.
  • We have also reviewed the presentation of the Indicators in the 2015 Registration Document.

[1]

  • Environmental indicators: Total energy consumption; Total fuel consumption from stationary and mobile sources; Purchased electricity consumption; Generated electricity from CHP for own use; GHG Emissions (Scope 1 and 2); Volume of purchased water; Total water consumption; Total amount of non-hazardous waste and hazardous waste produced (excluding Exceptional waste); Material recovery rate (excluding Exceptional waste).
  • Social indicators: Active workforce by region, division, contract type; HR structure by age, gender, part-time proportion; Employee turnover rate; Women of active workforce; Women in management positions; Total Number of training Hours; Total number of participants to training sessions.

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  • Airbus Toulouse; Airbus Stade; Airbus Getafe; Airbus Defence and Space Getafe; Airbus Defence and Space Portsmouth; Stelia Aero Saint-Nazaire; Airbus Helicopters La Courneuve; Airbus Helicopters Donaüworth limited to water, distillate fuel oil, gasoline and kerosene consumption.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the reviewed indicators have not been prepared, in all material aspects, in compliance with the Reporting Criteria.

Paris-La Défense, February 23, 2016
Cleantech & Sustainability
ERNST & YOUNG et Associés
Eric Duvaud