Corporate social responsibility
Saft naturally supports the communities or regions where it has operations. First and foremost as an employer. The company gives priority to hiring locally and is frequently recognised as a major employer. The new plant in Jacksonville, Florida, for example, created a large number of local jobs.
Saft local entities also play an active role in their communities by supporting social, environmental and humanitarian initiatives. This can include help for the sick, the elderly and the disabled, charities for medical research and NGOs. They regularly sponsor cultural and sporting events, as well as schools and professional associations.
Saft is implementing a responsible Purchasing policy and works with suppliers whose practices respect the same principles. The Purchasing Department is responsible for ensuring that buyers respect the Saft Code of Ethics in their dealings with suppliers, who are themselves expected to comply with the principles of:
- Corporate responsibility
- Respect for the environment
Energy storage systems in action
Energy storage systems, by facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources into the power transmission network, make a major contribution in reducing the emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere.
EASE - european association for the storage of energy
Saft is a founding member of EASE, which actively supports the deployment
of energy storage as an indispensable instrument to improve the flexibility of
our electricity system with respect to EU energy and climate policy.
Venteea – integrating wind energy
The VENTEEA project will test the MV distribution grid (20 kV) in French rural
areas with a substantial wind generation. Saft will provide a 2 MW
containerised storage solution including Li-ion batteries,
supervisory systems, battery management and protection.
Nice Grid – neighbourhood grid
NICE GRID is a model for a smart solar neighbourhood located in the south of France. Saft Lithium-ion batteries provide optimal stability for the NICE GRID electricity network with an energy efficiency of around 95%. Brochure.
pellworm - a smart region
Pellworm Island, off the North Sea Coast of Germany, with a high level of
energy autonomy based on renewables. Saft's Intensium Max 20 system of
1MW provides minutes to hours of energy storage flexibility.