Sustainable development / Economic
ALTEN works closely with its customers on innovative projects as part of an approach targeting progress in respect of the environment and civil society.
In the areas of Telecommunications, Aeronautics, Automotive and even Energy and Life Sciences, ALTEN employees’ expertise and leading-edge thinking result in the development of sustainable solutions for its customers, ahead of new regulations.
Research & Development
Companies must meet social, corporate and environmental requirements in order to guarantee their economic competitiveness. ALTEN is committed to its customers and develops innovative and sustainable solutions that meet all their current and future needs, thanks to the expertise of its employees and of the R&D department.
These solutions aim at combining social and corporate equity, ecological integrity, and cost efficiency. ALTEN thus widens its skill base in terms of sustainable design.
Focus on: more modular avionics for « greener » aircraft More intelligent aircraft systems, customer expectations, in particular in terms of Internet access, and the need for uninterrupted communication with air traffic control, imply considerable needs in terms of computing power which has a direct impact on the electric consumption and the weight of an aeroplane. As a result, its kerosene consumption and thus its carbon footprint increase. A modular architecture for on-board computers would allow needs to be shared according to the flight phase, but this raises numerous design and security issues.
The largest aeronautics companies in France have chosen ALTEN to partner them on the CORAC platform which aims to create technological prototypes as part of the French government’s Investissements d’Avenir (Investments for the future) programme: ALTEN is tasked with designing an innovative testing tool to trial this modular architecture and control risks.
External assessment of our CSR approach
Since 2009, ALTEN has been committed to improving its CSR policy and its environmental and social performance, in particular for its responsible purchasing. ALTEN is assessed by EcoVadis, a company which is specialized in this field and bases its standards on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators and on ISO 26000. ALTEN scored 5/10 during EcoVadis’ last non-financial assessment. The Group is therefore now among the best performers in its sector.