Modern slavery act
This statement is made in the name of Air France in accordance with the provisions of article 54 of UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. It has been approved by the Board of Directors and will be signed and released on Air France corporate website. “Air France has been founded in 1933 and is one of the oldest existing airlines which is a major worldwide player for its three main activities. These activities consist in passengers and cargo transportation and performance of aeronautical maintenance services. From its two hubs in Paris, Air France operate more than 195 destinations in 91 countries. The governing bodies of Air France are the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. As a service provider, Air France needs to purchase significant quantities of goods and services for the performance of its activities such as fuel, equipment and maintenance, airport charges and services. The Air France procurement team has set up a sustainable procurement policy for all these purchases which aims at managing the ethical, social and environmental risks. Air France fully supports the core principles and fundamental rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and commits to combating modern forms of slavery and human trafficking. Air France is committed to promoting and actively complying with the Conventions of the International Labor Organization (in particular the abolition of child labour Conventions 138 and 182), and the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (Convention 29 and 105). In 2020, Air France KLM Social Rights and Ethics Charter has been replaced by the Air France KLM Principles (the « Principles ») to integrate its human rights policy. The aim is to implement a policy document that formulates not only the rights of Air France KLM Group employees and those of its suppliers, but also gives instructions for execution and implementation, including risk assessment. The Air France KLM Principles address the working conditions, actions against modern slavery and human trafficking, the measures taken towards suppliers, communication actions and speak up policies to raise awareness and reports incidents. In accordance with these Principles, each Air France employee is entitled to working conditions which ensure its health, safety, and dignity and social dialogue. Air France commits to monitor its suppliers to ensure that the social and fundamental rights are respected everywhere in the world. Air France performs communication and training and has set up indicators to ensure implementation of the Air France KLM Principles. Air France carries out awareness campaign for its employees on human trafficking, to help them to identify at-risk situations and take action against this form of international organized crime, comparable with modern-day slavery. Whether it is trafficking for the purpose of forced labor or crime, the ground staff and flight crews should be able to recognize behavior that may seem abnormal or worrying and, in the event of suspected human trafficking, report the event as soon as possible and in accordance with the internal instructions. These actions were initiated in 2019 are renewed. KPI have been set up to check health and safety at work and for sustainable procurement notably with respect to human rights (slavery and child labor) as stated in the chapter 4 of Air France KLM URD. Air France’s procurement policy is for its suppliers to sign a Supplier Sustainable Code of Conduct (“Code”) or a Sustainable Development Charter (“Charter”) which is based on the principles of the UN Global Compact. The Code and Charter gives guidance to Air France’s suppliers and knowledge of the principles by which Air France operates. Upon signing these documents, the suppliers agree that Air France has the right to audit and monitor the performance and principles of the Charter or the Code. Air France continues to improve its process and practices to combat Modern Slavery notably through the suppliers’ evaluation on social and human rights by its service provider Ecovadis for suppliers classified as high risks per product category and country. Evaluations can give rise to corrective actions requested to suppliers with low scoring. CSR communication and training are done to Air France procurement team to raise awareness on these topics."