Through our business areas such as managing road networks, water networks, energy systems and the supply of electronic systems to the automobile, home automation, aeronautics, manufacturing and health sectors, we are destined to be an industrial player that contributes to making the world a more connected and responsible place. We build our CSR approach around 5 priority areas which we reinforce every year by developing new initiatives:

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Guarantee the health and safety of our employees

In 2017, the Group invested more than €500 K toward improving the work environment of its employees in the areas of safety and comfort.
For example, thanks to the long-term actions regarding the awareness-raising of wearing personal protective equipment, we are observing a significant reduction in work-related accidents:

Support the development of their skills and their fulfilment

Training employees is a major factor that contributes to their individual value, and therefore also to their effective involvement within the Group, all of which allows for collective success. Thus, a training plan is defined annually, taking into account the Group’s strategic development factors, the needs of the managers and the wishes expressed by the employees.
In 2017, we dedicated more than 61,100 hours toward team training for a total exceeding €730 K.

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Contribute to the development of the socio-economic fabric of local business areas

In geographic areas where the Group’s entities represent a majority in employment basins, we intend to contribute to economic, social and territorial development through direct initiatives or through support for local initiatives. For example:

  • Vincent Bedouin, President & Chief Executive Officer, has taken over the leadership of the We Network cluster, a gold standard by which to support companies toward the electronic industry of the future.
  • The Group participated in the refurbishment of classrooms and the supply of modern teaching materials for the Zriba Primary School in Tunisia, where the electronics division industrial site of LACROIX is located.
  • LACROIX Lab, the Group’s catalyst of innovation created in September 2017, aims to accelerate innovation by relying on the local network: schools, research laboratories, start-ups, SMEs and large groups.

Sharing and abiding by business ethics and responsible behaviour

As part of the application of the “SAPIN 2” law, we have strengthened our anti-corruption measures and implemented an Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct which applies to all employees.
Plus, our suppliers are evaluated by taking into account our Quality/Safety/Environmental criteria to evaluate their economic performance but also their own ethics in order to be coherent with our commitments.

Reduce the environmental impact of its business areas

At LACROIX, we design products that are increasingly smart in order to reduce light pollution, better manage water as a resource, and to consume less energy.
On a larger scale, since 2017 we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, a global movement whose objective is to mobilise companies and interested parties toward creating a more responsible world. Supported by our 4,000 employees, we are committed to respecting 10 Key Principles that belong to 4 categories: human rights, international labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

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