Corporate Social Responsibility

We do things the right way.

At Naval Group, a strong sense of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goes to the very core of our organisation. We go to great lengths to adhere to the spirit of laws and ethical standards both locally and internationally. In fact, our organisation places the same importance on responsible development as we do on growth and profitability.

In South Australia, we’re proud to be doing our bit for the community. Naval Group is a joint supporting partner of the Port Adelaide Football Club’s (PAFC) Community Youth Program, which supports the rollout of special problem-solving lesson plans for 30,000 students in 103 SA schools. We’re also principle partner for a series of community youth events including community camps, school visits and the ‘Wellbeing Carnival’.

We’re also involved with PAFC’s ‘Power To Be Positive’ program, teaching resilience and teamwork to children of Defence Force families.

In addition, we were a joint supporting partner of the AFL competition’s ‘ANZAC Round’ – a game held to recognise Australian War Veterans.

We’re a supporting partner of the Port Adelaide Magpies.

And we’ve thrown our support behind the future of women’s AFL by becoming the naming rights sponsor of the Crows Cup AFL carnivals in South Australia. This worthwhile program encourages schoolgirls from Year 6 to Year 9 to give AFL a try, building their confidence and provide them with a pathway into the sport.

Indigenous Defence Consortium

In 2016, Naval Group signed a letter of intent with the Indigenous Defence Consortium (IDC) to explore opportunities to include Indigenous Australians and Indigenous businesses within our supply chain – particularly within the Future Submarine Program. You can read our media release on the subject here.

The first IDC project launched under the partnership was to commission indigenous artwork to be displayed at Naval Group’s headquarters in Paris, Adelaide, and in the Department of Defence’s headquarters in Canberra. Sisters Sarita and Tarisse King-Guringji and Wayne McGuiness were commissioned for the Paris and Adelaide pieces, while Mr McGuiness also produced a sculpture for the Department of Defence.

The pieces of art have drawn inspiration from the Shortfin Barracuda, a fish native to Australia.

Would you like to know more?

You can learn more about our approach to CSR here, or by browsing the following documents below.