CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Fulfilling our corporate and environmental responsibility

At Eutelsat, we believe that integrity, coherence, and transparency are key to our continued success. As a listed company firmly committed to corporate social responsibility, we share with our various stakeholders the Eutelsat Code of Ethics, guaranteeing the respect of clear guidelines recognized by all. These documents provide a framework to facilitate decisions that are consistent with our values, and work with the energy, passion, determination and commitment that drive our teams.

Our Group’s corporate and social responsibility activities are focused on three areas that reflect our key businesses and know-how:

  • bridging the digital divide,
  • protecting the space environment, and
  • fostering a human resources policy that encourages diversity at all levels.


Each year, Eutelsat publishes its sustainability performance in the Universal Registration Document.

Discover our Sustainability report (PDF, 16 MB)

EUTELSAT AWARDED SILVER FOR ITS 2022 SUSTAINABILITY RATING FROM ECOVADIS

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ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE

Integrity, coherence, and transparency

Eutelsat ranks among the world’s leading satellite operators and is at the centre of the image and Web revolutions that are shaping the digital economy. Our company therefore has a duty of transparency and we must clearly convey the values and principles governing our business practices, particularly as our activities are increasingly complex, span several continents and involve more and more players who have their own values and cultures. 

We therefore undertake to foster a culture of integrity in order to prevent all unlawful or unethical acts and to do business responsibly and ethically.

The Eutelsat Code of Ethics provides all Eutelsat employees with the tools and guidelines that will enable them to resolve the issues and dilemmas they may encounter in their work.

Our Code of Conduct explains our commitment against all forms of corruption and influence peddling. It expresses Eutelsat’s zero tolerance policy in this regard and applies to everyone who works for the Group, both in France and abroad.

Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which Eutelsat is a signatory, and reflects the values and principles relating to ethics, human rights, labour law, environmental and anticorruption standards that Eutelsat wants to promote in the day-to-day operation of its business. Eutelsat applies these values and principles to each of its business activities and expects its suppliers to comply with the standards set out in the Code.
 

PROMOTING DIGITAL INCLUSION

Bridging the digital divide

Eutelsat is concerned with three major areas to help bridge the digital divide: delivering internet services to consumers, professionals and governmental agencies in areas with limited or no access to terrestrial networks; serving specific requirements by addressing the challenges of public policies with regard to digital inclusion; and promoting access to free-to-air television for all.

The reach and performance of our satellites places them in a unique position for internet access, which is key for tackling global challenges related to health and education as well as civic and economic empowerment. Even in the long term, satellites are expected to enable at least two percent of the world population to go digital. In Europe, for example, it is estimated that in 2030 around five million households will still be unable to access a quality fixed internet connection through terrestrial networks.

In the field of humanitarian emergency relief, Eutelsat is a founding signatory of the United Nations Crisis Connectivity Charter and has supported NGOs Télécoms Sans Frontières and Nethope for several years, helping them set up high-speed connectivity in crisis situations. We also actively support the teaching of science at school and have forged close ties with students in the telecom and space segments, with educational partnerships to promote students’ interest in science and technology.

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RESPECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Maintaining Space clean and uncongested

Protecting the unique environment of space is a key priority for Eutelsat. Living up to our fleet management policy, we strive to set the standard on critical issues such as space operations safety and satellite end-of-life procedures.

We work in close partnership with satellite manufacturers and launch service providers to mitigate satellite’s environmental impacts, and conduct a proactive policy to reduce space debris.

Through our relationships with the signatories of the “Collective for Space Care” Charter and members of the Space Data Association (SDA), we actively contribute to our industry’s collective effort to identify, challenge and apply best practice. 

Bringing together satellite fleet operators, the SDA assesses the risks of potential close approaches on the geostationary orbit and the low earth orbit, sharing information with a view to mitigating RF interference.

SPACE DEBRIS MANAGEMENT

Since 2005, Eutelsat has been certified in satellite control and operations (ISO 9001). We also set up the Space Debris Mitigation Plan which covers station-keeping manoeuvres, repositioning of satellites in geostationary orbit, anomaly remedial measures, strategies for operations in inclined orbit and end-of-life operations.

SPACE OPERATIONS ACT

The French Space Operations Act, in force since 2010, underscores the need for a responsible approach to fleet management. The Act establishes a regulatory framework within which Eutelsat works with the French Ministry of Research and the CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) to meet its obligations for controlling objects in space orbit.

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ENCOURAGING DIVERSITY AND TALENT

International culture with shared values and practices

In the face of increasing global competition, the competence, commitment and passion of the men and women at Eutelsat are second to none in our industry.

Promoting a diversity of cultures and encouraging employee development and loyalty is at the heart of our human resource policy, in particular through globally federating initiatives aimed at strengthening corporate culture, programmes to promote high potential employees, and internal mobility opportunities including international mobility.

The multicultural composition of our workforce is deeply rooted in our DNA. Our unique human resource of 1200 commercial, technical and operational employees from over 40 countries, is a distinctive asset that we are committed to perpetuating.

WORKFORCE

At the end of 2020, Eutelsat employed over 1200 professionals.

NATIONALITIES

Cultural diversity is significant within the Group with 50 nationalities represented.

LEADERSHIP

Five nationalities are represented on the Board of Directors and nineteen on the Leadership Committee.