Performance measurement

Zodiac Aerospace has instituted multi-criteria reporting for environmental, health and safety performance aimed at achieving continuous improvement.


Environmental performance measurement

In accordance with the environmental performance policy conducted by Zodiac Aerospace, General Management is consulted on the implementation of substitution measures for hazardous substances in the manufacturing process.

Substitutions in process – whether or not they prove successful – are tracked on a database to promote the sharing of information in this area.

The main results are as follows:

  • Accident with environmental impact: none recorded
  • Gradual soil pollution: none recorded
  • Gradual pollution of the natural environment: none recorded
  • Active chronic soil pollution: none recorded
  • ICPE (Installations Classées pour la Protection de l’Environnement – Classified Facilities for Environmental Protection), at August 31, 2015:
  • No site subject to registration as a classified facility: 9 sites subject to declaration of which 5 to periodic control / 5 sites are subject to authorization.


Zodiac Aerospace’s greenhouse gaz inventory

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption is a key component of the Group’s environmental policy. This is reflected in particular in the Group’s target of a 3% reduction in the energy consumed by its buildings and production processes by 2016. This target was partially achieved and will be set again for 2020. Statutory energy audits were carried out by affected sites in Europe. Action will be monitored and positive feedback will be translated into best practice to be instituted throughout the Group.

Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions are monitored and Zodiac Aerospace continues to introduce concrete measures to reduce them.

With regard to reporting information on significant Scope 3 items, Zodiac Aerospace has followed recently French published decree No. 2016-1138. At present, discussions are under way within the French Aerospace Industries Association’s Carbon Working Group to harmonize the way the various emission items are stated.

Refrigeration systems are subject to monitoring and specific emission limits due to their impact on the ozone layer. They account for less than 5% of the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions. 


Safety performance measurement

Multiple initiatives contributing to progress

On the field, entities rely on the Group health-safety plan and its standards and procedures. On most sites, the health-safety manager verifies the roll-out of the Group’s policy and compliance with local regulations.

The roll-out of procedures and team training in many entities strengthened the detection and analysis of potentially dangerous situations and near-misses, as well as their prevention.

Furthermore, mobilization is encouraged through the distribution, by the safety network, of the Cap Prévention bimonthly newsletter which illustrates the practices of the ten best entities. Mobilization of management at the highest level is also encouraged. Considering its very positive feedback, training in a culture of safety and leadership given to some sixty managers (directors of divisions, operations or sites) in North America will be extended to managers in Europe and to the Group’s Executive Committee.


Key environmental indicators


H1 2017/2018 results
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Performance measurement