We believe that it is our responsibility to help build a better, more inclusive and sustainable world. Since 2005, we have been supporting the UN Global Compact Principles on human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption. 10 years after joining, in 2015 we achieved the Advanced level, the highest standard of reporting and performance in terms of sustainability. Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is based on 4 pillars and 12 commitments. Fully embedded in our activities and embraced by our staff, its objective is to develop growth with progress for all our stakeholders.
We actively support the Sustainable Development Goals aiming to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and guarantee peace and prosperity. The Samsic group prioritises its actions on 6 objectives among the 17 :
THE 4 PILLARS AND 12 COMMITMENTS OF OUR CSR STRATEGY
Our commitments to improve performance, promote the well-being of occupants, contribute to sustainable employment and regional development are the foundation of our Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Ensuring customer focus, expertise and seeking innovation
- Assessing our performance with transparency
- Building a sustainable partnership with our value chain
- Developing the use of environmentally friendly products and processes
- Managing our energy consumption and waste recycling
- Reducing our carbon footprint
Governance & Piloting
Our CSR strategy was initiated and supported by Samsic Group Management. The Corporate Social Responsibility strategy guidelines are defined with the Executive Committee. They are coordinated by the CSR - Sustainable Development Director in close collaboration with the Group's Divisions and subsidiaries.
Led by the CSR Director, the Sustainable Development Strategy Committee inspires a participative collective dynamic and organises the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and commitments.
Within each subsidiary, the CSR Management Committee incorporates the goals of the CSR strategy, adapting them to local and sectoral expectations and issues. It then defines a CSR Programme applicable to its activities. The CSR Management Committee coordinates the deployment of the programme and drives global CSR performance. A network of CSR leaders coordinates and deploys the CSR programme in each country.
We review and develop our CSR strategy through an open and continuous dialogue with all our stakeholders. In 2017, we held discussions with more than 250 employees, customers, suppliers, partners, etc., in order to prioritise our CSR issues and create our materiality matrix. Each issue is prioritised from the point of view of the business and the stakeholders. Those which are priorities from both points of view are selected, planned and included in the CSR strategy.
We conduct all our activities in accordance with ethical principles and we are committed to respecting the laws and regulations specific to each country where we operate, including respect for human rights, responsibilities as a purchaser and anti-corruption are an integral part of daily preocupation.
We educate our employees about ethics and compliance through our ethics charter, with additional explanations in our guide to ethical behaviour and our Ethics Test.
CSR PERFORMANCE - ECOVADIS
Our EcoVadis rating has been raised to 68/100 in 2019, reinforcing the Gold level ranking for our CSR performance earned in 2013. This result places Samsic among the top 2% of firms offering Facility Management services and the top 3% of firms across all sectors in France. Based on our organisation and our economic, social and environmental actions, we rank among the leaders of all the suppliers assessed by EcoVadis.