One of the principles that has underpinned our company culture for almost 140 years is to be part of a movement of permanent progress. More than ever, the industry must be transparent, committed, and relevant in a sustainable future. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is often perceived as a hardship on companies. Gattefossé sees it as an opportunity to grow, innovate and lead sustainable change by combining economical, ecological, and social responsibilities.
To drive the transition to a sustainable model and lay the foundations for resilience in a world with limited resources, Gattefossé has developed its own approach to CSR.
To embed sustainability deep into the value chain and wide across the organization, we sat up in 2018 an internal cross-functional working group with a clear mission to clarify and formalize the framework of our responsible approach, along with its action plan and implementation.
Our commitments are part of our development strategy.
This is the reason why a new Corporate Development Department has been created early 2020 to respond to the strategic issues of responsibility, and to provide a new dimension of Gattefossé performance that combines sustainable growth and contribution to the common good.
Since 2018, we identified three priorities based on commitments to the environment, our stakeholders and our people.
Our CSR approach is assessed by the EcoVadis platform since 2017, Gattefossé obtained a Gold status in 2020 with a score of 70/100. More details available online by requesting access to the account: Gattefossé SAS (Saint Priest site).
1. Limit our environmental impact
At all levels of the company, we work at reducing the environmental impacts that are directly or indirectly attributable to our activities.
We are also committed to reducing our consumption of fossil fuels and limiting the impact of our emissions on natural resources. We want to communicate openly about our initiatives that we already put in place and our short-term objectives. In this area, every little bit counts!
2. Improve our sustainable procurement policy
Gattefossé works at providing raw materials obtained from reliable, identifiable, and renewable sources using a rigorous tracking process. We establish lasting relationships with our suppliers and see them as strategic partners. As soon as a product enters development, we identify the most eco-friendly and energy-efficient production method.
3. Contribute to well-being at work
Gattefossé is a socially responsible corporate citizen that is active in the communities where it develops its business. The Gattefossé community has members in many disciplines, including pharmacists, biologists, engineers, technicians, operators, administrators and salespeople, as well as partners, distributors, artisans, manufacturers, producers, and more. These people are the ones we trust and rely on to carry us forward.