Eva-Berneke.jpg (COM CORPO EUTELSAT Portrait d'Eva Berneke, directrice...

"At Eutelsat, we firmly believe that incorporating social and environmental priorities into our business is essential to the long-term success of our operations and strategy. Our Group places great emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, which revolve around four pillars that align with our key businesses and expertise. We are connecting sustainably.

Eva Berneke, Eutelsat CEO

Eutelsat is committed to the responsible use of space


Space Traffic Management

Ensure the long-term sustainability of space operations by minimizing the risk of collisions and ensuring that no space debris is created during nominal operations of the Eutelsat fleet

  1. Create zero debris in any protected region as a result of Eutelsat Geo activities
  2. Become the first satellite operator to obtain the EU Safe Label Certification
  3. Play a leading role in the development of higher and harmonized international standards and regulations for space operations which accommodate sustainability goals

We bridge the communications divide across the world



Act as a neutral, independent platform to distribute video content and provide connectivity to those in unconnected areas around the world.

  1. Connect 250,000 unconnected people in Europe by 2026.
  2. Connect 1 million unconnected people in Africa by 2027.
  3. Propose direct support and resources to organizations providing satellite communications for humanitarian needs

We care about the environment, on Earth and in Space


Carbon Footprint

We care about the environment, on Earth and in Space, and place its protection at the heart of our decision-making.

Reduce the Carbon footprint of Eutelsat (tCO2eq) as far as possible, in accordance with the Paris Agreement for the limitation of global temperature increase of 1.5°C

  • Absolute reduction target: By 2030, a 50% reduction in energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within Scopes 1+2 with the intention of submitting these reduction targets to SBTi.
  • Expanded Scope 3 Assessment: An in-depth re-assessment of Scope 3 to be conducted during 2024, now encompassing the GEO and LEO satellite fleets

We respect all our people, customers and partners


Ethical and Social

We respect all our people, customers and partners, embracing diversity, fostering inclusion and striving to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Exploit the CSR mission and activities to attract, engage and retain the best talent for Eutelsat

  1. Ensure that 40% of all staff are female by 2027
  2. Improve Great place to work survey satisfaction Trust Index score to by +2 in 2023
  3. Provide regular training in Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-corruption to 100% of staff and enhanced Anti-corruption training to all staff identified with an elevated exposure level. Target a minimum participation level of 90% for all trainings
    Sustainable Development Goals

    As an active participant in the United Nations Global Compact since 2019, Eutelsat makes significant contributions towards advancing 9 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through our commitment to sustainable operations, we strive to address the evolving needs of society while actively working towards achieving these important global objectives. 



    Embracing ESG : Creating value beyond Finance at Eutelsat Group

    Watch Thomas Cardiel, our Group Director of Investor Relations, share how Eutelsat Group goes beyond financial value creation, by focusing on its economic, environmental, and social impacts.

    Our ESG Ratings

    Eutelsat undergoes evaluation by ESG rating agencies, which assess the company's sustaibanle development plivies and accomplishments using their sector-specific methodologies.



Highest Scoring in Corporate Governance compared to industry average



Silver certification



Low ESG risk



Score above the sector average



Score above the sector average



First public rating to underline our ESG commitment

    Space Management

    Eutelsat is committed to the responsible use of space


    Protecting the unique environment of space is a key priority for Eutelsat. Living up to our fleet management policy, we strive to ensure the long-term sustainability of space operations by minimizing the risk of collisions and ensuring that no space debris is created during nominal operations of the Eutelsat fleet 

    We work in close partnership with satellite manufacturers and launch service providers to mitigate satellite satellite’s environmental impacts. 

    Since 2005, Eutelsat has been certified for satellite control and operations (ISO 9001 standard). We also set up the Space Debris Mitigation Plan which covers station-keeping manoeuvres, repositioning of satellite in geostationary orbit, anomaly remedial measures, strategies for operations in inclined orbit and end-of-life operations.  

    This Plan is aligned with the international (issued by the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space) and European guidelines (European Code of Conduct for Space Debris Mitigation), and with the criteria defined by the French Space Operations Act. Furthermore, Eutelsat’s Space Debris Mitigation Plan sets out the requirements aimed at improving end-of-life and passivation operations, as well as minimising collision risks during operations. These requirements are more stringent than those contained in the regulations applicable to the Company and the Plan is updated on a regular basis to incorporate the new standards. 

    The space debris management policy implemented by Eutelsat for many years makes the Company a responsible global satellite operator maintaining high standards and making constant efforts to protect the Earth’s orbital environment and the sustainability of space operations. 

    Eutelsat is a founder member of the Net Zero Space initiative launched by the Paris Peace Forum, for the creation of a sustainable space environment by 2030 and a signatory of the ESA’s joint statement for a responsible sector. 

    (1) Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC)


    Paris Peace Forum.jpg               KV-Statement_Responsible_Space.png


    Digital Inclusion

    We bridge the communications divide across the world


    We recognize the significance of addressing the disparities in access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on a global scale. As part of our CSR mission, we are dedicated to pursuing extensive efforts to overcome the “digital divide” that hinders individuals and communities from benefiting from the opportunities presented by broadband access and satellite television broadcasting. 

    Discover how Konnect satellite broadband solution transforms lives in the most remote areas of DRC. 

    Our commitment to inclusive broadcasting

    Eutelsat promotes access to free-to-air television for all households around the world.
    As of 31 December 2022, the Group was broadcasting 6,800 TV channels including 2,480 free-to-air channels, accessible without subscription on its satellites (i.e., close to 30% of all channels broadcast as of that date), to an audience of over one billion viewers, mainly in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.


    Supporting Emergency Telecoms

    Eutelsat is one of the original signatories of the UN Crisis Connectivity Charter, integrated with the work of the World Food Programme (WFP). This Charter, which was signed in late 2015 by GVF (Global VSAT Forum), GSOA (Global Satellite Operators’ Association) and multiple satellite operators with the support of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) under aegis of the World Food Programme and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, aims to provide governments and NGOs with immediate (within 24 hours) and resilient connectivity in the event of a major humanitarian crisis on four continents. It defines the framework for coordinating and working between stakeholders to optimise the arrangements and response times to telecommunications needs in emergencies.

    Eutelsat and Télécoms Sans Frontières: a long-term partnership empowering humanitarian connectivity

    On 13 December 2022, Eutelsat announced the inking of a multi-year sponsorship deal with the NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières, that follows on from a previous long-term partnership agreement between the two companies initiated in 2007.The assistance provided by Eutelsat under this partnership allows this international NGO to fit out a community or crisis unit with broadband connectivity within a few hours to send data, video or voice communications. As a sponsor, the Group is helping the NGO to strengthen its capacity in order to rise the communications challenges associated with emergency aid.

    Find out more about our work with Télécoms Sans Frontières.


    Supporting Mexican “Internet para todos” connectivity programme

    Mexican service providers are working with Eutelsat to address Internet connectivity needs under CFE Telecommunications’ connectivity project for rural schools.
    Under the Internet para Todos initiative, Eutelsat plays a lead role in bridging the digital divide, alongside three leading Mexican service providers, including Apco Networks and Globalsat. Eutelsat is currently providing them with capacity on its EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, aimed at connecting Mexican rural schools through the installation of internet access points.

    Connectivity has become a basic human need, and we are honored to be a key part in the solution to assist the Mexican government in its mission to get all Mexicans online. This also aligns with our CSR mission to bridge the digital divide” – Richard Mortellaro, Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Americas.

    Earth & Space Environment

    We care about the environment, on Earth and in space, and place its protection at the heart of our decision-making


    We understand the urgency of addressing the challenges of climate change and are fully committed to accelerating our environment program in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C. On a daily basis, we take concrete steps to reduce our environmental impact across our operations. This includes closely managing the impact of our geostationary satellite fleet, monitoring and optimizing our electricity consumption, implementing measures to minimize water consumption, actively addressing our impact on biodiversity, and adopting sustainable practices to mitigate waste production. We will be submitting our carbon reduction targets to the SBTi by 2024.

    The Group assesses the significant items of greenhouse gas emissions over a broader scope, in compliance with Article 173 of France’s Energy Transition Act (Loi de transition énergétique) and according to the rules of ADEME’s carbon audit.


    (1) All the buildings at our sites are amortised for their entire life cycle. 
    (2) All the waste generated. 
    (3) FRANSAT products are only sold in France. 
    (4) All rail and air travel by the Group’s employees. 
    (5) All the satellites in our fleet are amortised over their entire design life cycle. 
    (6) The carbon impact of the satellites we lease as a proportion of the capacity leased by Eutelsat


    The Group is mobilised around applying a responsible approach to reducing the environmental impact of its terrestrial operations. To this end a program has been followed for each of the principal operational sites to work towards achieving ISO14001 certification.

    Generating green energy

    The Group has been actively increasing its capacity to generate green energy through the installation of solar panels as its teleports. In 2022, the electricity generated from solar panel systems owned and operated by Eutelsat at its teleports witnessed a remarkable increase of +436% compared to the previous year. This significant surge was primarily driven by the installation of a new solar panel system at the Cagliari teleport in Sardinia. 


    The momentum for harnessing solar power is set to continue in 2023, as additional solar panel systems are scheduled to come online at both Eutelsat teleports in Italy, specifically Cagliari and Turin. Moreover, plans are underway to assess and implement solar panel systems at the Group’s sites in Mexico, with detailed assessments currently underway. 

    Eutelsat’s strategy focuses on prioritizing green energy installations in countries where the carbon impact of procured electricity is highest. Italy and Mexico, with their substantial carbon footprints, present significant opportunities for carbon reduction through the adoption of renewable energy sources. By embracing renewable energy, Eutelsat not only contributes to mitigating climate change but also yields substantial environmental benefits. 

    Furthermore, Eutelsat is actively exploring the feasibility of implementing solar panel systems at its teleports in France (Rambouillet) and on the island of Madeira (Caniçal). While a solar system has been in place at the Madeira site since 2016, delivering approximately 30,000 KWh/year, the Group is assessing further installations to enhance its green energy generation efforts. 

    Eutelsat’s Cagliari teleport goes green. Take a look at the benefits of solar energy for satellite operations.

    Protecting biodiversity 

    Eutelsat understands the importance of biodiversity and its’ key role in mitigating the impacts of climate change. In France, Eutelsat owns 96 hectares of land, located just outside Paris on which the Paris-Rambouillet teleport is situated. This is the largest area of land owned by the Eutelsat Group worldwide, with approximately 85 hectares used for organic agricultural purposes.

    This process was successfully completed in 2021 when the lease farmer obtained Organic Agriculture certification delivered by the Departmental Directorate of Territories (DDT) and recognised by the French and European authorities.

    eutelsat.teleport.2018.042018-39 Credit Adrien Daste_1000x300.jpg

    At the Caniçal teleport on the island of Madeira, two specific measures have been implemented to promote biodiversity and minimize pollution. Firstly, there is an emphasis on maintaining natural, green environments in all outdoor spaces, typically featuring gardens with ample provision of bushes and trees. Secondly the wastewater generated from the annual antenna cleaning, necessary for lubrication and salt removal, is carefully contained to prevent soil pollution. It is collected by a licensed entity to ensure proper management.

    Eutelsat Madeira has been awarded first place for its outstanding environmental performance in 2022 by the Government of Madeira, recognizing its commitment to environmental sustainability and promoting pollution-reduction practices.


    Business ethics

    Fostering integrity, coherence and transparency


    Integrity and ethics are key priorities for the Group. This is reflected in the governing body’s commitment to fighting corruption and all forms of unethical business practices. It is demonstrated by all the actions and measures put in place not only to prevent and detect corruption or influence peddling, but also to ensure compliance with regulations on personal data protection and competition law.

    The Eutelsat Code of Ethics provides all Eutelsat employees with the tools and guidelines that will enable them to resolve the issues and dilemmas they may encounter in their work.

    Our Code of Conduct explains our commitment against all forms of corruption and influence peddling. It expresses Eutelsat’s zero tolerance policy in this regard and applies to everyone who works for the Group, both in France and abroad.

    Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which Eutelsat is a signatory, and reflects the values and principles relating to ethics, human rights, labour law, environmental and anticorruption standards that Eutelsat wants to promote in the day-to-day operation of its business. Eutelsat applies these values and principles to each of its business activities and expects its suppliers to comply with the standards set out in the Code.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Eutelsat's dedication to social commitment


    At Eutelsat, we are dedicated to strengthening and continuously improving our social commitment. With a special emphasis on diversity and employee engagement, we strive to create more inclusive and supportive environment. The multicultural composition of our workforce, deeply rooted in our DNA, is a distinctive asset that we are committed to perpetuating. With 1700 commercial, technical, and operational employees from over 50 countries, our unique human resource is a distinctive asset that we are committed to perpetuating. 

    Everyone works based on shared values, endorsing both internally and publicly the values that the Group believes in:

    One Team, Customer Centricity, and Respect

    We believe in the power of collaboration, teamwork, and mutual support. By fostering a strong sense of unity and cooperation among our employees, we promote a culture of inclusivity, respect, and shared responsibility. The representation of women within the business and gender equality are priorities for the Company


At the end of 2022, Eutelsat employed over 1100 professionals.

The percentage of women in the Group was 32%.


Cultural diversity is significant within the Group with 47 nationalities represented


Company led by a female CEO

Three nationalities are represented on the Board of Directors with 50% of women

One third of the Executive Committee is composed of women

    Eutelsat is certified HappyIndex®Trainees, a label that recognizes the support and management of our interns and work-study students.


    2018_ASAP_153_D_003_038Credit SIRPA Air_1000x300.jpg

    Encouraging young talents in their space-related projects

    Eutelsat is collaborating with the Ailes de France Foundation, which was established under the auspices of the Fondation de France. In association with the CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), Eutelsat is actively involved in the project by funding scholarship funds, known as ESPACE scholarships, valued at 5,000 euros each. The aim of these scholarships is to provide young individual aged up to 25, who are pursuing various scientific and non-scientific studies, with the opportunity to realise their educational projects in the space industry. 

    Eutelsat's renewed commitment to the Foundation aligns with the Group's extensive history of supporting the education and professional integration of young individuals, as well as the cultivation of future talented professionals in the space sector.

    Every year, a jury consisting of distinguished experts from CNES, Eutelsat, the French Air Force and space industry firms convenes to select the project.