ALTEN and Sustainable Development
Against a backdrop of widespread internationalization of sector challenges and risks, stricter regulations and rapidly changing technologies, ALTEN embraces its role of sector leader by integrating the challenges of Sustainable Development into its Group strategy.
ALTEN is committed with all the ALTEN subsidiaries to find a coherent and viable long-term balance between 4 stakes:
- A responsible social policy valuing employees’ talents, with skills development, mobility/careers management and personal personnel development
- A societal commitment designed to help young graduates into their first jobs tomorrow’s engineers on their way to find a job, thanks to partnerships with the engineer’s high school , promote the image and the values of the engineer’s job, support the scientific research and technological innovation
- The conciliation of the economic growth with an accompaniment of customers in the development of innovative and sustainable eco-design solutions or which favour sustainable mobility that meet all their current and future needs
- The reduction of the environmental impact of our activities, with a responsible approach to protect natural resources and better manage waste more effectively.
Membership to the United Nations Global Compact
Since July 2010, ALTEN is committed to United Nations Global Compact, an international initiative which gathers companies, United Nations agencies, business organisations and the community groups in order to support the universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
“We decided to renew our involvement to the United Nations Global Compact, and we support the ten universal principles bearing on ethics, the environment and labour law. We are committed to respecting the rules that govern us within our sphere of influence.” Simon Azoulay, Chairman and CEO
SYNTEC Engineering Voluntary Commitment
As part of the voluntary agreement signed in 2010 with the French Ministry of the Environment, SYNTEC ingénierie – the federation of engineering professionals, of which the ALTEN Group is a member – has developed projects and tools to improve the recognition of Sustainability issues by its stakeholders, and to accelerate the implementation of the decisions made at France’s Environment Summit. The focus was mainly on the construction industry, on mobility, on corporate social responsibility, and on biodiversity. The works also led to the creation of the Project Sustainability Logbook (CBDD® - “Carnet de Bord Développement Durable).