Contributing to a sustainable environment
Mindful of the mounting environmental challenges we face, Dassault Aviation is fully committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR), both locally and internationally.
As an active member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, we also support the Corsia Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.
We promote the use of Sustainable Alternative Fuel (SAF) to replace conventional kerosene. All of our Falcon aircraft are already sustainable fuel compatible. Our best practice guide, as well as the development of flight path optimization technology, also offer quick solutions for reducing carbon emissions.
Gearing up for the flights of tomorrow
We are actively involved in applied research programs: Clean Sky 2 at the European level and Corac in France. This work focuses on lowering fuel consumption by reducing aircraft drag and weight. As members of the European Sesar program, we aim to improve flight efficiency and fuel consumption by optimizing flight paths.
Minimizing our footprint and the circular economy
In line with the Group’s policy, the efforts made by our industrial sites are helping to limit our environmental footprint.
Reducing carbon emissions
Our initiatives in the areas of industrial manufacturing and flight operations are helping to reduce our carbon footprint now and will continue to do so for years to come. Telecommuting, logistics hubs and remote conferencing facilities are also helping to reduce the need to travel, thus cutting down on the attendant greenhouse gas emissions.
Our commitment to limit our consumption of energy, which is part of our transformation plan Leading Our Future, is reflected in the design of our new facilities and buildings, which are 30% more energy-efficient than current environmental standards. This effort also applies to our production processes.
Integrated environmental criteria
The modernization of our production facilities addresses environmental criteria such as resource consumption, the use of chemical substances, atmospheric and aqueous releases, and the generation of waste. Accordingly, in 2019, Dassault Aviation switched from chemical machining to robotic mechanical machining.
Over the last five years we have decreased emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by 17%, by using industrial processes that require fewer solvents.
Furthermore, reduction of waste at source has resulted in a decrease of 8%, by weight, over five years. In 2019, we were also able to recover 77% of the Group’s waste.