EADS' Corporate Responsibility 2007

  • 2008/05/08
Time period
  • April 2007  –  April 2008
  • Letter from the CEO:

    Dear stakeholders,

    Corporate responsibility is often considered a box ticking exercise; let me convince you otherwise. For EADS it is clearly not an inconvenient after thought. I am convinced that balancing economic performance with respect for the environment and stakeholders' interest at large, now and for the generations to come, will allow us to build a competitive advantage. Sustainable development is essential for delivering long-term value.

    Corporate responsibility is, therefore, fundamental and we are committed to the following broad principles:

    - Moving towards eco-efficiency and fostering development of the most advanced green technologies in our fields.

    - Developing fruitful relationships with stakeholders, in particular customers, employees and suppliers, as reliable partners.

    - Sustaining economic performance while promoting benchmark ethical standards.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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