In the continuity of Thales’ purpose of 'Building a future we can all trust', and at the initiative of Patrice Caine, the Group has created a Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Committee. This replaces the Group Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee, which was put in place in 2001.
The objective of this evolution in the corporate responsibility governance is to better steer the commitment and the actions towards sustainable and responsible development and thereby strengthen the Group’s contribution to society.
Beyond its participation in defining and implementing the Group's strategy in terms of Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSR), the Committee's mission is to:
- Anticipate and monitor the new challenges, the changes in legislation and the best practices with regards to CSR, as well as the expectations of the different stakeholders of the Group (employees, clients, partners, shareholders…) and the changes that are necessary or desirable;
- Coordinate internal and external awareness activities, training and communication on social and environmental issues;
- Encourage the involvement of Group employees in CSR initiatives consistent with its strategy;
- Measure and report on the performance and the societal impact of the Group's CSR activity.
To better steer our commitment and our actions towards sustainable and responsible development.
Patrice Caine, Chairman & CEO
Sponsored by the Group Secretary & General Counsel, the SEVP Chief Operating Officer & Chief Performance Officer and the SEVP Human Resources, this committee will also include CSR experts from the Ethics, HSE, and HR functions as well as representatives from the Group's internal stakeholders.
The committee reports directly to Patrice Caine and reports annually on its activities to the Executive Committee, the Thales Board of Directors and its Strategic and CSR Committee.