Grow positive impact business

What is LACROIX’s carbon footprint?

In 2022, we carried out a comprehensive carbon footprint of the Group’s activities (scopes 1, 2 and 3), based on 2021 data. We used the methodology of the Green House Gas Protocol, the only one recognized today by the Science-Based Targets initiative.

In 2021, LACROIX’s carbon footprint amounted to 2.357 million tonnes of CO2e (including the Signalling Business Unit of LACROIX’s City business, which is being discontinued in 2022 but without the LACROIX North America entity, which was fully integrated in 2022).

Can LACROIX say today that it has a positive impact?

We have set up a Impact Score that measures the proportion of our revenue generated by positive impact products and solutions.

This is particularly the case for the products of our City and Environment activities, because the benefits they bring (avoided GHG emissions, energy and water saved…) are greater than their ecological footprint.

Design eco-efficient solutions

What are the main ecodesign issues for LACROIX products? 

The challenge is to reduce the carbon footprint of our products by starting by focusing on robustness/ lifespan, reducing weight and hazardous materials, reducing energy consumption …

By structuring a Group-wide approach, we aim to systematize and strengthen the practice of eco-design in all our activities.

How does LACROIX take ecodesign into account in the development of its products?

Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) are systematically performed when developing a product compared to a previous version or equivalent product.

We have developed an eco-design brick at the heart of our product development process.

Run sustainable operations

Does LACROIX have greenhouse gas emission reduction targets?

LACROIX joined the Science-Based Targets Initiative in March 2023. We plan to submit greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreements sometime in 2024. For this, we will engage a ACT approach.

What CSR actions exist for energy purchases?

For example, our Symbiose plant in France uses solar panels, and our site in Willich, Germany, procures only renewable electricity from hydraulic sources.

In 2023, LACROIX joined the Board of Directors of the SCIC Estuaire Energies. This cooperative brings together several Loire Atlantique companies to make group purchases and promote the purchase and local production of renewable energy.

What CSR actions exist for IT procurement?

The IT departments have defined a Green IT strategy which aims to work on:

  • The equipment (computers and telephones in particular): reduce their number, buy refurbished equipment…
  • The IT solutions: sizing them against real needs and eco-design them
  • The datacenter: choose hosts with an environmental policy in place

Commit to our people and act locally

What actions are in place to promote diversity, equity and inclusion?

Diversity is a source of performance.

The Women @ LACROIX mentorship program was set up in 2023 to encourage women to enter technological careers and to support women in LACROIX’s positions to become managers.

In 2022, the percentage of women managers is 23%. The goal is to reach 40% by 2030.

How does the Group assess employees’ perception of their working conditions?

Employee satisfaction has been assessed for several years with the LACROIX &YOU internal survey. In 2022, the Great Place To Work survey was tested at 3 pilot sites. It was extended in 2023 across all LACROIX sites. The company is committed to advancing its managerial practices and quality of life at work at each of its sites.

Our collective goal is to be GPTW certified at all our sites by 2030.

What are LACROIX’s commitments regarding our sector and territories?

Vincent Bedouin, CEO of LACROIX, is vice-president of the electronics sector in France. LACROIX also plays an active role in several sectoral bodies such as Technocampus, WeNetwork, French Tech, Mauges 2050, Forum Economique Breton. We have also implemented a Site Engagement Approach with different CSR themes (energy, waste, food, mobility, working comfort) worked on 100% of the Group’s sites.