Filed under: Best Practices in France | Tags: Best Practices, Corporate Responsability, France
‘Developpement Durable’ has become a significant trend in France. Most French companies have defined now a ‘Developpement Durable’ strategy. Many have created a dedicated DD department. What are their strategic goals ? How is Sustainable Development implemented ? What are best practices ?
Best practices based on interviews. Currently, I am interviewing People-On-The-Job. They are all responsable for Sustainable Development in their respective companies. I have started with large Francophone Corporate Companies.
The best practices are meant to inspire you in the process of Sustainable Business Innovation !
Filed under: Sustainability in France | Tags: Carbon Footprint, Communication, Corporate Image, Corporate Responsability, Performance Indicators, Sustainable Products
Corporate Responsability Strategy in Place. Nearly all French companies (90%) have now a ‘Developpement Durable‘ (DD) strategy in place (76% in 2008, according to a recent study of Limelight Consulting (1)). As well, many companies (62%) have created a decidated departments for DD (55% in 2008).
Strategic Reason : Corporate Image. ‘The Company’s Corporate Image‘ is mentioned as the most important strategic motivation for DD (36%). Other plausible reasons seem less manifest, such as ‘responding to customer requirements ‘ (13%), or ‘new ways of innovation’ (7%) or ‘cost reduction‘ (5%). 69% of respondents take environmental impact into account in their communication activities.
Performance Indicators still Rare. Not many companies have still quantitatied nor are measuring their specific environmental or social objectives. 16% has created performance indicators, 14% calculates regularly calculates its carbon footprint.
Sustainable Products are Upcoming. Despite the focus on communication, an encouraging 80% of the companies state to have started development of sustainable products and services last year.