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Making performance sustainable Designing products that are lighter, cleaner, quieter, more electric and more economical. T he Safran culture is built on corporate citizenship, people development and recognition and meeting commitments – all of which guide our approach to sustainable development. We are convinced that the Group’s internationalscope, economic weight and ability to innovate give us a special sense of responsibility in the worldwherewe do business. Our commitments to corporate social responsibility, culture and solidarity clearly reflect this conviction. By designing products that are friendlier to the environment, and managing our production facilities sustainably,wedemonstrateourcommitmentto meeting the ecological challengesfacingourplanet. JCMoreau-Safran Four environmental challenges Safran faces four major environmental challenges: climate change; the increasing scarcity of natural resources; noise and pollution around airports; and management of chemical substances. To meet these challenges, we maintaina constant focus on improving our products. Large-scale programs Looking further ahead, we team up with other stake- holders in the aviation industry to conduct large-scale programs, both national and European, to support sustainable development in our sector. For example, Safran is a member of France's Civil Aviation Research Council ( Corac ), created in 2008 as part of the Grenelle Environment Forum to coordinate research efforts in France. Acare , the Advisory Councilfor AeronauticsResearchin Europe,has drawn up a Strategic ResearchAgendawith very specific objectives for 2020 (versus 2000) to reduce the environmental impact of European air transport: Reduce CO 2 emissions by50% Reducenitrogenoxide(NOx)emissions by80% Reduce noiseby 50% The European research program Clean Sky was launched in 2008and willrun for seven years. It is funded by the industryand the European Commission. Clean Sky complementsthe research performedthrough enablingtechnologiestomeettheseambitious objectives. Safran playsa veryactiverolein this program.
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Continuous improvement Continuousimprovementinenvironmental performance is partofSafran’sDNA.Rightfromtheintroductionofthe CFM56, the best-sellingenginein the historyof aviation, it offeredadvantagesin fuelconsumption and emissions that largely contributed to its success. The new LEAP-X engine, slated to replace the CFM56 towards 2016, will reducefuel consumptionby 16%. GettyImages Safran’s Research & Technology teams focus on se- veralkey areas to designmore environmentally-friendly products, including composite materials. The materials that go into aircraft engines and equipment play a major role in meeting environmental objectives. For instance, they provide weight savings that reduce
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