“We don’t believe that the solution to the ecological crisis lies in technology alone,
but we are convinced that technology is essential to meeting environmental and societal challenges.

In a world where energy and resources are increasingly scarce and precious,
the technologies we maintain and develop must demonstrate both their usefulness & sobriety.”

Extract from the Manifesto published in December 2023

4 scenarios to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

For most reference players (6th IPCC report, Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, ADEME Transitions 2050 scenarios), technology is essential to the ecological transition.

In its “Transition(s) 2050” study, ADEME suggests 4 contrasting scenarios presenting different economic, technical and social options for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050:

  • Frugale Generation: Transition driven primarily by constraint & sobriety
  • Territorial Cooperatives: Public-private collaboration combining energy sobriety and efficiency
  • Green Technologies: Technology investment favoured over behavioural change
  • Repair Challenge: Ability to manage and repair social and ecological systems with more resources to maintain a livable world

LACROIX relies more on the mix of scenarios 2 and 3 to address societal and environmental challenges.

In any case, the vision and the representation of the LACROIX world are clear: the technology must contribute to simple environments, sustainable and safer.


IoT has a lower carbon impact than other electronic equipment

The number of digital devices could reach up to 11 billion connected objects in France in 2050.
For 3/4 of the scenarios, the share of connected objects remains the highest among the share of digital equipment.

To drive business growth in the face of expected strong IoT growth, it is crucial to prioritize solutions that are adaptable to all scenarios, especially those with the most significant impact:

  • The right amount of technology: Meeting needs that low-tech or behavior changes cannot meet
  • Useful technology: Saves more carbon & energythan needed to build them (net positive impact)


For IIoT solution providers, it will be about focusing on specific good uses of IIoT devices that:

  • Save more carbon & energy than it takes to build them
  • Meet needs that low-tech cannot meet


LACROIX: on the side of useful technology

LACROIX is positioned as an actor in ADEME’s 2 & 3 scenarios, in line with our vision of a useful technology.

The Executive Committee and I are determined to commit the Group
on this trajectory of positive impact and societal utility,
which we are convinced is both
an ethical duty and an ecological necessity,
but also a clear strategic direction
and a source of value creation for LACROIX.




Vincent Bedouin

At LACROIX, we believe that technology should contribute to simple, sustainable and safer environments.


Our positive impact strategy 

It is based on 4 societal commitments, with 11 associated priorities:

Our certifications

We answer to the main extra-financial rating agencies, whose assessments reflect the improvement in our performance year after year.


gaia rating

Silver medal EcoVadis, with a 15% increase on 2022 results.

This distinction places us among the top 25% of companies rated.

Gaïa Rating of 63/100 in 2023, up 2 points on 2022.

These improved results confirm that the Group is on track to achieve its long-term positive impact objectives.​

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