“Social responsibility is an important point of reference to guide our actions and create motivation”
Pascal Garcia, General Secretary in charge of CSR
In 2016, our Group underwent a year of consolidation in our digital mutation. The new corporate culture encourages social responsibility and our position as leader in on-line communication gives us advantages in reacting. Thus in 2016 we continued in the three main areas on which we are structuring our efforts :
- Employer responsibility: “To build a motivating and fulfilling digital group for everyone”: in relation to our colleagues, our challenge is to advance together while offering each the necessary support. Training and agreements promoting an intergenerational mix have been developed. Numerous efforts are being made to promote well-being at work, and in this regard our new head office of all the Paris-area entities marks an important step. More than half of our colleagues now share a high environmental quality building, where the workspace and equipment have been designed for a new way of working.
- Environmental responsibility: “To preserve the environment in our business management”: although the impact of online activities is today less than that of printing or travel, we are devoting increasing attention to it. By seeking to limit negative effects – reuse or recycling of equipment – and promotion of the beneficial aspects of online, particularly services that help the public to make eco-friendly choices. Moreover, our new head office implements and promotes best practice.
- Societal responsibility: “To energise the local economic fabric in a responsible way”: energising local economic activity is at the heart of our business. In this framework, we lead the way in
new responsible practices: AFNOR certification of our consumer reviews, for example. Beyond this, we organise or participate in numerous actions that allow small and medium sized companies to develop: running Digital Workshops, support of the French Tech label, etc.
We are proud that, during the turmoil of 2016, all our teams remained mobilised and continued to advance. This is proof that they share our deep convictions.