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Sustainable development:
in the alten group’s genes

laurent-gracianiInterview with Laurent G., Quality and Performance Director

Launched with the signing of the United Nations Global Compact in 2010, to which ALTEN has opted to commit again every year, ALTEN’s Sustainable Development policy is structured around three aspects:

  • an environmental aspect, aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of the Group’s activities;
  • an employee-relations aspect, which aims to favour the diversity, employability and promotion of the talented individuals within the Group;
  • an aspect focusing on the Group’s corporate social commitments, holding up ALTEN as an active promoter of engineering professions, particularly among young women, and a benchmark employer for the building of bridges between student life and professional life.

Through its direct impact on the choices made in terms of R&D, general services, information systems and human resources, the Sustainable Development policy is now firmly entrenched in ALTEN’s strategy. It obliges the company to take a critical view of itself, to ask itself new questions on an ongoing basis to ensure that its practices are continually improved.

In this respect, ALTEN assesses its progress against concrete, measurable criteria and undergoes external appraisals. For example, the EcoVadis assessment, carried out in 2012, ranked ALTEN as the leading company in the technology consulting sector regarding CSR criteria. With a score of 6/10, the Group is in the top 15% of all companies already assessed.

In France, ALTEN is also a leading stakeholder in the local economy in all regions in which its entities operate, through the development of employment and partnerships with local suppliers and sub-contractors. The Group strives to maximise its positive impact on the people living near its sites.

Finally, ALTEN’s activity in the field of sustainable development is a key factor in making its employees feel a sense of pride and belonging. As the bases of this strategy have been laid, one of the Group’s goals for the future consists of ensuring that its actions are sustained in the long-term by involving a growing number of employees.

 

A responsible employer

ALTEN has implemented a dynamic Human Resources management policy focusing on diversity and skills development, in order to foster and develop talent.

Corporate citizen

Student entrepreneurship, promoting engineering professions among young wmen… ALTEN strives to enhance the standing of engineering professions and scientific careers.

ALTEN environment-friendly

From the management of its waste to setting up activities on new sites, journeys made by its staff and its internal it solutions, the group applies concrete actions on a daily basis to ensure greater respect for the environment.

Stimulator of innovation

Concurrently with its participation in customer projects, ALTEN implements its own R&D process to develop the product and service supply and the skills of the future.