• For several years, the Group has been engaged with its major clients in a regular process of auditing its manufacturing sites.

    These audits are conducted by external firms and can cover environmental and/or social practices. They are essential to support our customers in their own environmental initiatives and to build a sustainable and responsible collaboration. The process involves several stages:

    • Preparation beforehand by all the different departments of the site (HR, Logistics, Purchasing, etc.).
    • A rigorous auditing process that may result in delisting by the client or inability to compete in tenders in case of non-compliance with practices.
    • The auditor's preparation of a report detailing the site's evaluation and, if necessary, points of non-compliance with varying levels of severity.
    • An action plan by the site to address any points of non-compliance and incorporate identified areas of improvement from the report.

    Recently, our main sites have been rated A or B, reflecting the commitment of local teams to constantly improve their practices.

The completion of our first carbon footprint involved a considerable number of employees, who were engaged in collecting data for each of our audited sites. It was a collective challenge successfully met thanks to the commitment of everyone!

In Cauroir, the 2022 Carbon Footprint Campaign began with raising awareness among employees about energy and climate issues. The data collection on emissions from the site involved managers, purchasing departments, and even the financial control team, and helped identify key areas for future assessment.

"One of the most encouraging aspects was the commitment of the 130 employees in Cauroir, who were deeply involved in our continuous improvement initiatives, including emissions reduction efforts."

Frédéric DEGAND - Site Director of Cauroir

  • Today, the Carbon Footprint audit has been conducted on 18 of our sites, representing 80% of the value produced by the Group.

    To make our Carbon Footprint audit as comprehensive as possible, we continue to expand it to as many sites as possible. The latest ones include those in Cairo (Egypt) and Izmir (Turkey), which represent a significant portion of our activity.

    These new launches are also an opportunity to raise awareness among local teams with the Climate Fresco!


Tracking Hazardous Substances with EcoMundo.

An external organization, EcoMundo, appointed by the CSR department, systematically consults all our suppliers regarding European regulations REACH, ROHS, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), and Nanoparticles.

The purpose of this campaign is to ensure compliance or identify articles that may contain certain substances harmful to human health and the environment. For REACH, the information collected by EcoMundo identified that just under 10% of products contain SVHC19*.

The recent expansion of the scope of this campaign has increased the total number of industrial sites consulted to 29, up from 4 in 2020 and 21 in 2021.

Information collection templates from suppliers have also been updated for precious metals and rare earths to incorporate the new requirements of Article 13 of the French law known as "AGEC" (Anti-Waste and Circular Economy).


*SVHC = Substances of Very High Concern.

  • Leading a high-quality environmental approach across all our industrial sites is a real commitment for the Group. To achieve this, we adhere to the ISO 14001 standard and offer sites the choice between certification and self-declaration.

    Our industrial sites comply with the regulations of the countries where they are located. Eleven out of our thirteen French sites are subject to the regime of Classified Installations for Environmental Protection and are declared or authorized to operate with the Prefecture of the relevant department. International sites also have all the necessary environmental authorizations for their activities.

    These sites are also supported in monitoring and regulatory compliance by an environmental coordinator who works across the Group on:

    - An Environmental Club, which aims to regularly bring together the fifteen environmental managers of the industrial sites, with the goal of improving practices and exchanging on projects underway at each site.

    - Environmental analyses of industrial sites initiated in 2018, have been hindered by the health crisis since 2020. This approach identifies the main environmental aspects and risks affecting an industrial site. A redesign of the analysis tool was carried out during the year 2023 to allow its launch in 2024 and the completion of new audits.

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