In joining the French Business Climate Pledge(1) in December 2017, Thales reaffirmed its commitment to fighting climate change, a major issue to which it aims to provide a consistent response, both by reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions at the source and by providing innovative solutions to help its customers and civil society reduce their impacts on the climate.
With its technological innovations, Thales is also contributing to a better understanding of the effects of climate change.
Making progress for the years ahead
Thales has developed a comprehensive environmental policy, including:
• a comprehensive carbon strategy for
the entire value chain;
• carbon emission mapping extended to Scope 3 (including purchases, travel and the use of goods, services and products);
• a study of existing carbon pricing and/or offset initiatives.
Playing a key role in major programmes to understand the climate
For over 30 years, Thales has participated in almost all European climate missions by providing high-resolution optical and radar imaging systems.
For example, the accuracy of measurements obtained using its Poseidon technology, developed in partnership with the CNES, has highlighted the thermohaline circulation of the world’s oceans – an energy transport system as regards the global climate – as well as the rise in sea levels due to global warming.
Cleaner skies, more sustainable transport and smarter cities
Everywhere human beings travel, Thales technologies and innovations (lighter aircraft, optimised flight paths, energy saving trains and metros, smoother urban traffic flows) help make people safer and more comfortable while improving the environmental performance of equipment.
(1) French Business Climate Pledge: On the eve of the One Planet Summit on 12 December 2017, 91 French companies of all sizes and from all sectors announced the signature of a shared commitment to the climate. Each of these companies put forward its actions as a committed player in the fight against global warming.
Thales received an A- rating from the Carbon Disclosure Project, confirming its ranking as one of the most transparent and effective companies in the fight against climate change.