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At CAE, sustainability is integral to who we are as a company and how we make a difference in the world. Sustainability is embedded in our culture and built into our business model, our decisions and actions. Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and customers, as well as well as creating long-term value for all our stakeholders where we are located.

CAE’s noble purpose, making the world safer, captures how we make a difference in the world and drives its decisions and actions. 

By supporting our customers and suppliers’ decarbonization journey, we’re creating a ripple effect of positive environmental impact. We believe in focusing on people, communities, and fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), ensuring that our advancements benefit everyone. And it all starts with cultivating ethical practices across the organization, beginning at the very top.

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At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

We are actively building a company that’s more open, progressive and people centric, and creating a workplace where all employees can feel accepted, included and valued for who they are.

Sharpening our focus on Diversity & Inclusion is both the smart and right thing to do. The more diverse our people are and the more inclusive our culture is, the more innovative and successful we’ll be in achieving our purpose.

Our commitment to fostering an increasingly diverse workforce and inclusive culture is rooted in our values.

CAE is carbon neutral

CAE reached its carbon neutrality commitment on September 28, 2020, becoming the first Canadian aerospace company to reach this goal. Our strategy is organized into three phases targeting three ways to reduce our carbon footprint: consume less, consume better, offset carbon emissions.

During the last year, we became carbon neutral by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) in the countries where we operate to offset our use of electricity and investing in greenhouse gas reduction projects (carbon offsets), including wind energy projects in India and forest conservation in Canada.

Our long-term strategy is to determine how we can reduce at the source, through initiatives in partnership with our industry.

Our ethical principles for the responsible use of data analytics and AI

CAE adopted ethical principles for the responsible use of data to better manage risks associated with new technologies used for profiling and monitoring purposes.

The adoption of these principles affirms our commitment to adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct in our dealings with employees, customers and all other stakeholders in our ecosystem. The principles are also a commitment to go beyond what is legally required to protect CAE’s and its stakeholders' data.

Our principles are:

  • Safety first: Our goal is to improve safety 
  • Transparency: Our analytics intelligence is transparent and understandable
  • Empowerment: Artificial intelligence in our systems is intended to empower people
  • Duration: Individual learning data must have an agreed life span
  • Privacy and Security by Design: We put data protection and security at our core 
  • Non-discrimination: Artificial intelligence that creates unfair bias will not be pursued

CAE reports on two industrial categories identified by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

In addition to its Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and TCFD reporting, as of FY21, CAE reports on two industrial categories identified by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Prioritizing our Sustainable Development Goals

As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since fiscal 2016, CAE incorporates the UNGC’s Ten Principles into our strategies, policies and procedures, establishing a culture of integrity and respect toward people and the planet. Responsible business and investment are rooted in these universal principles, with awareness and action driven through the UN’s 17 Social Development Goals (SDGs).

The CSR Committee identified the following five goals.

Materiality matrix

Setting the right sustainability priorities is highly instrumental to our organization’s success, contributing to long-term business value and risk mitigation. Our materiality matrix and multi-year roadmap ensure that CAE’s sustainability efforts directly address the issues most important to our industry and stakeholders.

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