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CSR matters

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) lies at the heart of our core business. Every day around the globe, our employees proudly and passionately deliver training solutions that shape the future of training and make the world a safer, better and cleaner place. At CAE, we are both proud and humbled to be able to contribute to our customers and society in such meaningful ways.

Enabling progress and performance worldwide

Our cost-effective and innovative solutions fuel economic, social and environmental progress. They enhance safety and operating efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.

As the largest global flight training and medical simulation company, we train pilots and crewmembers, first responders and health practitioners. Our simulated environments safely prepare them for the worst so they can always perform at their best.

CSR benefits in our three markets

In civil aviation, we make air travel even safer by developing innovative solutions to train more pilots than anyone else. Using current airline passenger numbers, we help safely transport the world’s population every year.

In defence and security, our training helps defence forces and public security authorities around the world remain mission ready and effective. Our simulators also help reduce customers’ environmental footprint by saving millions of gallons of fuel every year.

In healthcare, we are playing a key role in reducing the frequency, impact and cost of medical errors, improving patient outcomes in the process.

Key trends impacting our business

Our CSR commitment is reflected in our vision and integrated into our business strategy. Our core priorities are shaped by our focus on delivering innovative, best-in-class training and the factors impacting our operating environment. These factors include, among others:

  • Rapidly evolving technology
  • Growing air passenger traffic and demand for well-trained aviation professionals
  • Aviation safety and efficiency
  • Pilot certification regulations
  • CSR regulations such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), REACH (Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and Conflict Minerals requirements
  • Talent shortages in engineering and software development

Shaping the future of training responsibly

Our CSR commitment guides us as we shape the future of training around the globe. Fundamental to this commitment is our dedication to safety.

In fiscal 2016, we maintained the lead in pilot training and aviation safety by delivering the first simulators equipped with Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) instructor stations. We also provided UPRT training to more than 1,400 cadets and instructors. This training helps prevent Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I), the number one cause of aircraft fatalities worldwide.