Hexcel is leading the transition to more lightweight, fuel-efficient transportation. Lighter yet stronger than any comparable material in the world, Hexcel advanced composites are turning the dream of cleaner, efficient, and more sustainable flight and transportation into reality today.
HexTow® Continuous Carbon Fiber is the preferred carbon fiber for the world’s most advanced aerospace and industrial applications, and its lightweight enables reduced fuel use and emissions for transportation applications.LEARN MORE
Award-winning HexWeb® Acousti-Cap® is Hexcel’s broadband sound-reducing honeycomb – enabling engine designers to reduce the noise from takeoffs and landings yet without adding significant weight to the aircraft.LEARN MORE
HexPly® Nature Range combines Hexcel resin systems made with bio-derived resin content with natural fiber reinforcements to create material solutions for Automotive, Winter Sports, Marine and Wind Energy applications.LEARN MORE
Our sustainability Areas of Focus, which are aligned with our Hexcel Values, are the result of a sustainability topic assessment conducted in 2022. To learn more about our Areas of Focus, click on the tiles below.
Hexcel has established the following long-term sustainability targets to be achieved by 2030. These goals were developed to further our global commitment to a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future for our people and our planet.
greenhouse gas emissions
As a critical component of our climate actions, Hexcel commits to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity between 2019 - 2030.
in waste to landfill
Hexcel commits to reducing waste by 30% between 2019 - 2030.
in freshwater use
By 2030, Hexcel will reduce its once-through freshwater use in its manufacturing processes by 20% between 2019 - 2030.
We will increase our giving through the Hexcel Foundation by 10% a year 2022 through 2025.
All critical direct suppliers will accept the Hexcel Supplier Code of Conduct or will demonstrate acceptance of a comparable code governing their own activities.
We actively promote 100% compliance with all laws, regulations and company policies governing human trafficking, forced and child labor, discrimination, harassment, privacy rights, fair labor practices and freedom of association.
We will source diverse slates for 100% of our external salaried positions, including executive management and board of director level appointments.
In total recordable incident rate (TRIR) 2019-2030.
Our board oversees management’s efforts to integrate sustainability principles into Hexcel’s business strategy in ways that optimize opportunities to make positive impacts while advancing long-term financial and sustainability goals.
Our nominating, governance and sustainability committee supports the board in its sustainability oversight responsibility by regularly reviewing the company’s sustainability strategy, including initiatives, goals, policies and disclosuresin the company’s key areas of focus.
INDEPENDENT Retired President, Aerospace Systems Customer Service, United Technologies Corp.
INDEPENDENT Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer American Express Company
INDEPENDENT Chief Executive Officer and President of 3D Systems Corporation
INDEPENDENT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cabot Corporation
A cross-functional team of Hexcel leaders, led by our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and overseen by senior executive leadership, is responsible for leading our sustainability strategy and executing oursustainability initiatives, goals, policies and disclosures. The sustainability strategy team reports directly to the Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee of the board.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary