Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and ambition contribute to our attractiveness to all Interested Parties, including our customers, our employees, and our shareholders. How we integrate with our environment, support our employees and conduct our business affects our right to operate and our competitiveness.
OUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES
Our employees at the heart of our CSR commitment
Novares gives special attention to all its employees, who are the beneficiaries of its social commitment and the actors in its responsible approach. Through its corporate social policy, the Group is committed to ensuring health and safety at work. It also aims to guarantee respect for human rights, develop skills and promote equal opportunities.
1/ Respect Human rights
As an international role-player, Novares conducts its activities with respect for fundamental human rights at work. The Group is therefore committed to promoting the rights and the legal and human structure of work and, if needed, to rectify employees’ fundamental rights abuses.
2/ Guarantee a healthy and safe working environment
Employee’s safety and health’s preservation are the main priorities of Novares’ social policy. Our prevention approach is based on a comprehensive OHS risk analysis (MO-QP-U01 Risk assessment – Occupational health and safety) that lead us to remove the professional risks, when possible, reduce & contain professional risks, monitor the efficiency of prevention measures, implement a continuous improvement approach. This preventive approach concerns all Group entities.
3/ Promote equal opportunities
Novares rejects all forms of discrimination. Through its corporate social policy, the Group wishes all employees to be aware of diversity benefits.
Novares strives to provide everyone with the keys for individual and collective development.
Novares’ social responsibility applies to all partners with whom the Group interacts. This relationship must be conducted in full respect of ethical rules, particularly in terms of business practice. As commited player and ethical company, the group promotes solidarity actions and supports citizens initiatives.
1/ Respect the rules of business ethics
Novares is committed to preventing corruption and fraud, by respecting competition rules and avoiding conflicts of interest, raising awareness and training its employees, and closely monitoring the proper application of its compliance program.
2/ Ensure responsible partnerships
Novares’ responsible purchasing approach is one of the structuring axes of its corporate and social responsibility.
In order to ensure the sustainable development of its activities, the Group expects its Partners to adhere to the same standards of social and environmental responsibility as Novares.
It engages and supports them in a dynamic of progress.
Following the mapping of the risk of corruption among our suppliers, this risk is considered in our partner selection process.
3/ Promote solidarity actions
Novares focuses on projects aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), defined by the United Nations Global Compact. The company strives to promote and highlight, both internally and externally, a range of local initiatives that are complementary to our business mission. Employees take an active role in contributing to these successes.
Innovate to limit the environmental impact of our activities
Also, we innovate to limit the impact of our activities on the environment: for many years, we have focused on a continuous improvement approach and on involving all our Group’s entities.
1/ Fight against the climate change, reduce energy intensity of the group activities
As an industrial role-player, Novares considers fighting against the climate change and reducing the energy intensity of its activities is a priority. To achieve it, the Group is committed in optimizing its energy consumption, engaging all sites in this continuous improvement approach. At each location, areas of progress are identified, and action plans implemented to reduce energy consumption.
2/ Sustainable management of our natural resources
Firmly committed to preserve natural resources, Novares contributes to reduce raw material consumption by using secondary materials, by recycling of its own production wastes. Also, Novares strives to reduce pollution of water, air, soil, as well as limiting local nuisances. Novares also has the constant concern of reducing the quantities of water taken from the resource.
3/ Systemize Certification ISO 14001
Novares’ aims to prevent environmental risks and improve Sites’ performance. Regularly evaluated, the Site management implements appropriate action plans, in a continuous improvement approach recognized by third-party ISO 14001 certification.
4/ Design our products from a life cycle perspective
Novares wishes to promote eco-design in its skills centers and take environmental aspects into consideration in the design and development of its products: integrate, during concept definition phase, the life cycle analysis, the Group’s environmental requirements and ultimately certify its approach with a third party (AFAQ Eco Conception or equivalent).