ALTEN and Thales sign joint commitment to take action for a low-carbon future
Paris, France, June 27, 2023 – During the 2023 Paris Air Show, ALTEN signed a letter of intent with Thales, a global technology leader in the areas of defence and security, aeronautics and space, and digital identity and security. Both have agreed to work together to tackle climate change in their respective value chains.
Thales is working with its strategic suppliers to achieve its CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2030, which have been validated by the SBTi and are compatible with the objectives of the Paris Agreement:
- a 50% reduction of CO2 emissions in absolute value related to its operational processes (Scope 1) and energy consumption (Scope 2)
- a 15% reduction CO2 emissions in absolute value related to its supply chain and the use of its products by customers (Scope 3)
Thales aims to achieve net zero operations-related CO2 emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2040.
“As part of our Strategy for a Low-Carbon Future, procurement teams across Thales are working diligently with growing numbers of key suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of our respective value chains. We will only meet our ambitious objectives by working hand-in-hand with our suppliers to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources, optimise our processes and logistics operations, and adopt the principles of eco-design for our new products.”Roque Carmona, Chief Procurement Officer, Thales.
Pierre Bonhomme, Executive Director, ALTEN.
“Our company culture is based on fundamentals shared by all our employees: the development of our people, our engineering culture, and the pursuit of sustainable growth. We are conscious that our activities imply an environmental responsibility, and so ALTEN develops responsible and sustainable solutions while supporting its customers in their green innovation programs, decarbonisation of their activities and eco-conception. By 2022, more than 25% of our business will involve sustainable innovation projects, and this percentage is growing year after year.”
In 2023, ALTEN submitted its medium- and long-term emissions reduction targets to the SBTI (Science-Based Targets initiative). This ambitious trajectory aims to reduce, between 2019 and 2030, in absolute value its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 59% and in economic intensity its Scope 3 emissions by 55%. The ambition is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Thales has already reviewed and approved the action plans of more than 150 of its most emissive suppliers, which include measurable goals and timelines for reducing carbon emissions and expects to complete this process in 2023. As of June 2023, more than 40 suppliers have signed letters of intent to take action in support of Thales’s carbon footprint trajectory.