Sustainability is important to us and to all of our stakeholders. We serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us, in a corporate culture that is performance driven and values led. Our sustainability agenda supports this purpose
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Our approach to sustainability
What does sustainability and ESG mean to us?

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The risk that climate change will have a significant and lasting impact on global economic growth and prosperity is a factor that we recognise and are responding to. Our target is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our operations by 2030



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Our ability to take on and solve our customers’ most complex and demanding engineering and technology challenges depends on the commitment, skills and talent of our people
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Safety and wellbeing

The safety and wellbeing of our employees is paramount and ensuring a safe and constructive working environment is a fundamental responsibility
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Social impact

By contributing to activities and organisations that align with our business, we want to make a positive social and economic contribution to the communities in which we live and work
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Human Rights

It's important to us to respect and uphold human rights, wherever we operate in respect of activities where we have full and direct control
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Investment in technology and research and development

Developing innovative technologies is a key part of the work we do, and will ensure we have a sustainable business that will continue to create value for our stakeholders and customers



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Governance and business conduct

Our success depends on us being trusted by all our stakeholders to uphold high standards of governance and business conduct
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Responsible supply chain

Companies that want to be suppliers to us need to share our values and embrace the same ethical behaviour that we do ourselves
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A word from the CEO

Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive,
BAE Systems, plc

Sustainability reporting

Understanding and aiming to exceed the expectations of all our stakeholders is critical to the long-term sustainability of our business and the vital role we play in helping our customers protect people, information and nations


Race to Zero  

A year ago we joined the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, making progress with more to go.

Electric drive systems

More than 14,000 of our electric-hybrid systems are in operation, saving the environment from more than 30 million gallons of fuel emissions and 335,000+ tonnes of Co2 Read more

Energy efficiency

Over the past 15 years at Portsmouth Naval Base we have helped reduce energy related carbon emissions by more than 40% Read more

Synthetic training

Allowing pilots to train together, run missions and work as a team wherever they are in the world Read more

Movement to Work

We help tackle the issue of youth unemployment, offering quality work experience placements to young people Read more

Digital shipyard

Technology leading the way in safety and sustainability at Osborne Shipyard in Australia Read more

Things we are proud of

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As of 2021, BAE Systems received an MSCI ESG Rating of AA. | MSCI Disclaimer