ADB SAFEGATE Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019

CSR. The aviation industry has contributed immensely to trends that have reshaped our world and our society – making global travel easier and faster, connecting people, business and communities. The downside to this: the industry’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment. This is where we see ourselves being able to make the biggest difference. Corporate social responsibility is thus intrinsic to ADB SAFEGATE’s business philosophy. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Charter reflects our vision, mission and corporate values, and underscores our commitment to be a responsible global corporate citizen.

Our commitment to be a responsible global corporate citizen

The world we live in has seen dramatic transformation since the advent of aviation gave humankind “wings to soar high.” The aviation industry has contributed immensely to trends that have reshaped our world and our society – making global travel easier and faster, connecting people, business and communities. The downside to this: the industry’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

This is where we see ourselves being able to make the biggest difference. As a leading provider of integrated airport solutions and services, with a focus on the Gate, Tower, Airfield and Advanced Analytics for Total Airport Management, our vision is to help our airport, airline and ANSP customers operate more safely, efficiently and sustainably. Corporate social responsibility is thus intrinsic to ADB SAFEGATE’s business philosophy. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Charter reflects our vision, mission and corporate values, and underscores our commitment to be a responsible global corporate citizen.

Integration to enable better use of resources

Towards our vision, we are helping airlines reduce their time on ground, enabling airport stakeholders achieve faster turnarounds and streamlining the process from approach to departure. The recent addition of Total Airport Management to our portfolio furthers our vision, as does our drive to expand the scope of our tower solutions. We’re looking at how full integration can enable better use of resources and improve interaction between systems, and overall improve sustainability.

Our focus spans Protecting the Environment, Respecting our People, Integrity in Business and Collaboration for Social Impact. Beyond developing solutions and provide services to reduce environmental impact, we’re working towards reducing the carbon footprint in our business operations through policies and processes that promote the circular economy and clean, renewable energydriving positive social change.

Driving positive social change

As an employer, we care about our people and their welfare. We pursue a policy of zero discrimination, and are committed to making our industry and more so, our company more inclusive and appealing to the best talent, regardless of their
gender, orientation and ethnicity. Our diversity reflects in our workforce – more than 1200 people across 45 nationalities, while our desire to be more inclusive has resulted in initiatives like PropellHER, a network for women in aviation.

Corporate governance and compliance to laws and regulations that govern business wherever we are present, form the third pillar. Our priorities include Quality Management – we are an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company. Our corporate headquarters in Belgium is OHSAS 18001 certified. Our Graz office has implemented the ISO 27001 certification for IT security. This will secure our systems and play a key role in enabling business continuity.

We are committed to responsible sourcing and request our suppliers to comply with our ‘business code of conduct’. Collaboration with industry, academia, regulatory bodies and non-profit organizations allows us to participate in initiatives that nurture talent, raise funds and address the needs of the communities. Through sponsorships, mentoring and employee volunteering, we believe in driving positive social change.

 Corporate Social Responsibility report 2019 available now

Our annual report highlights the impact made across the spectrum of our CSR program areas, and the progress made. We’re in this for the long haul, and remain committed to evolving our focus and reporting our progress in the years to come.

You can read more about Corporate Social Responsibility  on our web page.

ADB SAFEGATE CSR Report 2019

Warm regards,
Christian Onselaere
Chief Executive Officer and President
ADB SAFEGATE

ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. We partner with airports and airlines to analyze their current structures and operations, and jointly identify and solve bottlenecks. Our consultative approach enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, as well as reduce operational costs. Our portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 900 employees in more than 20 countries and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,000 airports.

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Christian Onselaere
CEO, ADB SAFEGATE