Responsibility and sustainability

Letter from Simon Azoulay
Chairman of the Board and CEO

Our international development and our leading position in the Engineering and Technology Consulting market give us a responsibility to all our stakeholders, be they employees, staff representative bodies, customers, shareholders, suppliers or partners.

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Our corporate culture is shaped by core values shared by all of our employees, namely the development of human capital, an engineering culture and the quest for profitable and sustainable growth. In order to meet stakeholders’ requirements and challenges of our business, we rely on a sustainable development strategy structured around three axes.
A career-accelerating employerLearn more

Committed to creating the world of tomorrow, the women and men who make up the group are the driving force behind our business.

As a major player in the employment and professional integration of young people, ALTEN strives to enhance human capital through a dynamic HR policy that combines diversity, skills development and well-being at work.

A key player in sustainable innovationLearn more

The Group has embraced innovation as its moto, helping its customers to strengthen their competitiveness and providing them with the best practices in technologies and development methodologies.

ALTEN has its own Labs and conducts its own Research & Development programs that reconcile the economic, environmental and societal dimensions.

a responsible and citizen partnerLearn more

Being a responsible partner means positioning ethics at the heart of our business.

We are building our growth around two basic principles : integrity and transparency. We are therefore determined to outlaw all forms of corruption in our business activities and we apply a “zero tolerance” policy that we disseminate to all of our stakeholders.
We also support strong and meaningful societal initiatives.

Direct witness to an act of corruption, a serious environmental harm (e.g. : water pollution) or human right abuse (e.g. : child labor), unethical behavior committed by ALTEN?
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ETHICS & COmpliance

We are building our growth around two basic principles : integrity and transparency. We are committed to conducting and developing our business in strict compliance with national and international laws, and making ethics and compliance a common priority. To support us in our compliance approach, we provide a secure whistleblowing system :

Prevention of corruptionLearn more
  • A “zero tolerance” policy regarding corruption
  • An ambition shared with ALTEN’s internal and external stakeholders
  • A commitment enshrined in the Group’s strategy and supported by the Management
  • Compliance with national and international standards for the detection and prevention of corruption
  • A supervised practice of gifts and invitations offered or received
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Prevention and management of conflicts of interestLearn more
  • A transparent approach in the management of conflicts of interest
  • Provision of information/communication channels to report risky situations
  • Principles mentioned in the policies and guides disseminated throughout the Group
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Management of lobbying and interest representationLearn more
  • Activities carried out in accordance with applicable laws and conventions
  • Lobbying actions carried out with clarity and transparency
  • Systematic approval by the Management of any lobbying action
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Compliance with international sanctionsLearn more
  • Activities carried out in compliance with international sanctions regimes
  • A compliance policy covering sanctions risks prevention
  • A due diligence process strengthening vigilance regarding compliance with national and international regimes
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Compliance with competition rulesLearn more
  • Activities carried out in compliance with national and international regulations
  • A Group policy covering the prevention of the risk related to cartels and anticompetitive practices
  • Provision of information / communication channels to report risky situations
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Protection of personal dataLearn more
  • Personal data securely processed and in compliance with regulations
  • An organization and governance dedicated to the deployment of the program at Group level
  • An employee awareness program based on training and dissemination of guides, policies, etc.
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Key Figures




partnerships with schools and universities


skills-based sponsorship mandays


internal R&D programs


Ecovadis EcoVadis Sustainability ratings & scorecards help procurement teams monitor the CSR/ESG Practices in the supply chains.
Alten's approach received a score of 82/100 allowing it to maintain its “Platinum” level.
Gaia Gaia evaluates ESG performance.
ALTEN obtained a score of 84/100 in 2021, an increase of 2 points.
Global compact Alten is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2010.
Recognition of Alten Communication on Progress at the Advanced Level.
CDP CDP runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
Score A in “Supplier Engagement Rating“ category. Score B in “Climate Change“ category.
TOP EMPLOYER This label recognises and rewards Human Resources best practices.
ALTEN received the Top Employer© France label, awarded by the CRF Institute.


ISO 9001 EN 9100 ALTEN and its international subsidiaries are mostly ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certified (aeronautics sector) for their quality management system.
ISO 14001 ALTEN and its international subsidiaries are mostly ISO 14001 certified for their environmental performance management.
CEFRI ALTEN has had CEFRI (certification for working in radioactive sites) certification since 2007.
MASE ALTEN has had MASE (manual for the improvement of company safety) certification since 2008.
ISO 27001 ALTEN is ISO 27001 certified for information security management in Germany, France, India and Spain.

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ALTEN Spain & « Programa Unidas »

Developed in 6 major Spanish universities, ALTEN Spain participates in this programme which aims to support and guide students with disabilities.

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ALTEN GmbH: 26 NGOs supported

ALTEN GMBH in Germany donated €10,000 to 26 NGOs offered by ALTEN employees.

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Tout le Monde Contre le Cancer

Since 2005, “Tout le monde contre le cancer” supports families affected by cancer.

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Ségolène B. Consultant AMOA

UnisCité is an association offering general interest missions to young people.

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