Our commitment to being a model company and pioneer inevitably involves innovation and the modernization of our Group. To this end, we encourage our employees to contribute to the Group’s strategy by putting forward ideas and suggestions, within the framework of the existing channels. This method generates a dual result: the acceleration of innovative projects and the professional fulfilment of our people.
Participating in innovation programs
All our employees have the opportunity to participate in innovative initiatives and improvements enabling the Group’s development. This takes place, for example, though the Yammer in-house social network at Air France and KLM which, since 2020, has seen all the ideas submitted examined and, whenever possible, implemented. Furthermore, the best individual ideas and contributions are recognized on an annual basis:
For its part, KLM organizes the Fair & Recognition Awards which reward the best initiatives around a number of different themes including sustainable development, diversity & inclusion, innovation and the customer experience.
Through its Digital Factory, located in front of its head office, Air France is pursuing its dual mission: the digital acculturation of all employees and the incubation of innovative projects.
The ground floor is open to all and includes a creativity room, the “Protolab” prototype room, where innovations can be tested (voice assistance, robots, etc.), showroom and forum space dedicated to conferences and events.
The first floor is reserved for incubation projects and hosts projects that are being rolled out. The permanent team regroups some fifteen people from the IT, digital, marketing or commercial professions – the goal being to deploy solutions rapidly, each project being studied in between three and four months.
The “Innovation Ecosystem” is an overall concept, launched by KLM, that empowers the decentralized innovation hubs and business units to innovate and stimulate bottom-up innovation ideas on all levels, manifested in particular in:
Raising awareness of sustainability
The Group has a number of different channels for in-house communication with employees on sustainability matters:
On the Air France-KLM Yammer social network, the Air France Takes Care and KLM CSR communities have been created to facilitate communication and interaction between employees;
Our My Learning online training platform has an entire section dedicated to Sustainability, containing a substantial amount of content, videos and articles;
The KLM CEO Mailbox, where employees can suggest innovative ideas;
Internal forums and meetings on various sustainability themes are regularly organized at Air France and KLM, in particular during Sustainable Development Week.