Committed to sustainability
At ATR, we have a robust ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System aiming to improve the sustainability of our product, activities and facilities. Our ambition, along with our stakeholders, is to contribute to an aviation that is more inclusive, more sustainable and more responsible. We are committed to:
Greenhouse gases reduction
In 2019, we reduced greenhouse gas emissions at our headquarters by 19% compared to 2016.
With its surface area of 9,100 sq.m, the A9 building, designed to meet the needs of ATR as it expands while promoting well-being at work for its users, stands out for its energy efficiency. The building is 40% more efficient than current energy performance regulations – the RT2012 standard, the goal of which is to limit energy consumption in new buildings.
Constantly improving eco-mobility
In the wake of 2015 Conference of Parties (COP21) about climate change, one of our targets is to reduce CO2 emissions. One of the means to reach this target is to help our colleagues drive less when commuting. That’s why we are supporting more environmentally friendly mobility solutions for our employees.
We are in regular contact with public authorities to propose improvements to the transport network and the introduction of safe cycle lanes as part of the European COMMUTE project.
We introduced the KAROS app, which enables carpooling between ATR, Airbus, Safran and l’Aéroport Toulouse Blagnac employees. Between September 2018 and December 2019, ATR employees made over 5,000 commutes via this app, thereby saving more than 33,000km of car journeys; that’s the equivalent of 4.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
We are offering our employees on-site charging stations. ATR’s electric vehicles are also at everyone’s disposal on all our sites.
There has been a gradual rolling out of working from home with an increase of 80% of people doing their job remotely between 2017 and 2018.
We are reimbursing 100% of employees’ public transport passes, which exceeds the legal obligation to reimburse 50%
Waste recycling in 2019
Within the scope of our Environmental Policy 2019-2025, we are committed to recycling 50% of our non-hazardous waste
Our figures for 2019:
- 57% of our waste has been recycled
- 43% of our waste has been energetically recovered
Saying no to single-use plastic
Reducing waste at the source is one of our environmental objectives for the 2019-2025 period. From 18 November 2019, on all our sites in France, all plastic cups have been permanently removed from water dispensers and all our staff have been provided with reusable glass and bamboo water bottles instead.
We have installed three beehives on the roof of our Training Center in Blagnac. The hives were put in place by our service provider, Biocenys, who will be in charge of their regular upkeep. The bees that occupy our hives are of the Buckfast race, renowned for their ability to adapt to urban areas.
The management of hazardous substances is fundamental to ATR. We scrupulously apply regulations and rely on a dedicated organisation to manage them.
We focus on the respect and application of the REACH rules and have created special tools to support this activity.
We actively talk to our partners and suppliers to find solutions to limit or replace the use of hazardous substances.