In line with its transformation into a multi-activity network (banking, mail, parcels, telephony) based on service excellence, the La Poste network has renewed the model of waistcoat worn by its employees. Chosen and developed by the customer service representatives themselves, this new waistcoat is an elegant garment that reflects the company's values.
The La Poste network has chosen a more modern, responsible garment made from fair-trade African cotton with the Max Havelaar label, which respects the health of its employees thanks to the Oeko Tex 100-labelled dyeing process, and which guarantees decent living conditions for the Senegalese growers.
The design as well as the approach to collect and recycle our brand image outfits are initiatives that are totally in keeping with Orange's environmental challenges. We wish to continue to develop the reuse of our clothing and, at the same time, make our employees aware of circular economy principles.
Given the decisive environmental challenges at hand for the coming decades, bringing together the creations of our strategic suppliers, our facilities and our laboratory means combining the best current technical know-how to make the clothing sector a very high added value for our customers. By embracing talents and, at the same time, optimizing flows, Cepovett has managed to harmonize costs, quality and ethics.
The forest area in Madagascar is decreasing, even though a lot of money has been spent on reforestation since 1960. Today, we wish to revolutionize the way reforestation is carried out in Madagascar. Instead of a lot of unnecessary reforestation, smaller reforestation projects will be carried out with a tangible impact. Our challenge is to find land for our plantations, it's a huge job to convince farmers to reforest their land.
This new eco-designed workwear and PPE collection meets cross-cutting market needs. We develop solutions tailored to your working environment, from weatherproof, high-visibility, multi-risk clothing to workwear, on a par with the #PositiveImpact label values. This novel products offer professionals protection, comfort and ethics, while flying high the Company's values.
Not-wasting natural resources and the circular economy are key challenges for Air France. Our Clothing Department is also expected to play its role for the Planet. Recycling end-of-service-life items, reusing them and any other virtuous approach should be pursued. This clearly expresses the company's desire to adapt through our employees' workwear and uniforms.
After two years of Covid, it's vital to get employees involved through a training plan tailored to their wishes and needs. By upskilling, the Company ensures its know-how remains at a high level of technical expertise and it can tailor to market changes as well as to our customers' expectations.
Digital transformation is embraced as a project for the future in the Company. New, state-of-the-art IT tools will enhance customer relations and, at the same time, will make employees' work easier, as such enabling them to focus on high added value tasks and improve the business's overall performance.
Our development model is based on the overall performance of our organization and a long-term vision of growth in the European professional clothing market.
The CEPOVETT group is a collective adventure, and the services associated with our professional textile products are at the heart of our fields of innovation.
"Today we are ready to collectively write a new page in the history of professional clothing with the Lafont brand. Our ambition is to take the workwear market to the next level, from the universally recognized premium segment to the CHR segment, where we intend to shake up the habits of the profession."
"In 2016, CEPOVETT Group decided to strengthen its collaboration on human resources management activities. My role is to support the company on all HR issues and provide operational advice, with one objective: to implement a genuine HR policy."
"My role is to act as the interface between our design office and all our production workshops, from styling to the industrialization of our collections. Guarantor of the stylistic and technical conformity of our productions, operational excellence and ethics are at the heart of my mission."
"The proximity between our design office and our production lines means we can react quickly to manufacturing needs in our garment workshop in Madagascar. These new service skills, combined with our know-how as a textile manufacturer, will enable us to sell an integrated industrialization service, from upstream to downstream."
"It is our individual and collective responsibility to commit to the preservation of our island of Madagascar. Today, I'm proud to be planting these trees - Arbre de Vie - donated by EPSILON on our family land. In a few years' time, I hope to have some beautiful fruit to share with my family or sell on the market."
"During the collection, the mobilization of employees was remarkable, testifying to their involvement in Thalys' social and environmental ambitions. The uniforms will be transformed into insulating material. This insulation will be used for its soundproofing properties in our new headquarters in Brussels. In this way, the link between our on-road and off-road staff is made tangible. The circular economy invites us to rethink our operating methods, which is very stimulating."
"As soon as spring arrives, I am delighted to handle our beehives installed on the office roofs. It's all the more concrete as I make my own clients aware of the issues of biodiversity, showing them our Parisian apiary and tasting our honey. Who could have imagined me as an urban beekeeper between lunch and dinner on the roofs of Bercy?
"We're proud to be able to collaborate with our partner CEPOVETT Group and put our shared vision of the circular economy to work for the professional textile industry. One of our strengths is our ability to co-construct and innovate with our customers, on - tailor-made - yarns linked to meaningful projects."
"This show of solidarity is an extension of a visit to a garment factory in Madagascar during the manufacture of the new waistcoat for post office customer service representatives. After meeting the local population of this country on the other side of the world, we wanted to do something for future generations.
"Our organization is delighted to engage in dialogue with the world of SMEs. Also, the commitment of pioneering SMEs to CSR is a source of inspiration and sharing of best practices among peers in the territories."
"I'm in charge of the design office in France, and now I've been given the opportunity to be seconded for a year to our production site in Madagascar, to strengthen and coordinate the design office on site. Training employees, sharing know-how: the objectives of my mission are ambitious and extremely motivating."
"At our plant in Madagascar, our industrial organization is based on optimizing processes and operator behavior at every stage of the production chain. This approach, inspired by Lean management, involves empowering employees to eliminate all waste, both in terms of materials and useless time."
"Our environmental management approach connected to the supply chain process is a lever for operational performance in the field. It contributes to our employees' well-being at work, while opening up new avenues for savings and innovation."
"Here on our island of Madagascar, we see the forest receding a little more every day. It is now our individual responsibility to replant ourselves. We've started reforestation on a 1.5 ha family plot in Marokobobo. We have planted 1,400 eucalyptus trees, 5 mango trees and 5 avocado trees."
"Through this eco-socio-responsible initiative, NOVOTEL France is demonstrating its employees' commitment to sustainable development. Our committed brand contributes to the preservation of natural resources in a circular economy."
"In Madagascar, biodiversity, one of our greatest assets, is in danger. This urgency has prompted us to make a strong commitment through our reforestation program, in particular by planting fruit species, which we hope to link with the endemic bee threatened on the island."
"Dialogue and co-construction with our stakeholders are powerful levers in our CSR policy to create shared value. Our FabLab program is a veritable laboratory for eco-socio-innovative experimentation, particularly with our factories."
"Our new vest for account managers is part of a responsible, fair and sustainable approach. It gives customers a strong sign of change in their relationship with La Poste. From the cotton field to the customer, La Poste Network puts people at the center of its concerns and evolution."
"At the same time that the city of Paris is adopting its responsible public procurement scheme, we were the first local authority in France to buy fair trade cotton workwear back in 2007 and show that it was possible."
"We have worked on a complete renewal of our boutique uniforms with CEPOVETT Group. This new simple and elegant wardrobe is in line with the transformation and at the same time with the deep identity of the House, that of a modern luxury capable of enduring, attentive to beauty, know-how and a form of sobriety. Our teams are proud to wear it."
"The future of workwear will defifinitely involve consuming less but better and,above all, producing differently. These crises make us reimagine our profession, accelerate our transformation and review our business models to create new value, in particular, through more services related to our products. And, this is exactly where our customers expect us to be today."
"This groundbreaking solution is part of the initiative focusing on continuous innovation and on mastering historic know-how, from spinning to weaving. Together with CEPOVETT Group, we share the same desire to accelerate the circular economy and to popularize our technical fabrics."
"The buyer's job now integrates the ethical aspect into the qualitycost- leadtime trio. Being a responsible buyer means favouring responsible, recycled materials, referencing local suppliers, working together sustainably, whilst ensuring price performance: a daily challenge."
"This laboratory, hosted on our Villefranche/ Saône premises and testing the compliance and performance of our textiles, is a high-performing, state-of-the-art tool, intended to deliver more proactiveness in order to address our customers' and regulation evermore demanding technical and safety requirements effectively."
"Training for our teams is one of our key concerns for 2022. In this post-Covid period, it is vital to unify, to train and to mobilize our employees to meet the new challenges that CEPOVETT will have to address today and tomorrow."
"Nespresso has been taking action promoting the circular economy for 20 years. Moreover, the company is increasing the proportion of recycled materials in all areas: in its machines, its capsules and its Coffee Specialists' uniforms. Thanks to the partnership with CEPOVETT, we're able to offer these meaningful tote bags to our Boutique employees. For us, this is a structuring element for involving all our employees in our circular economy initiatives."
"We chose EcoVadis because we felt we should work with experts and we didn't have in-house resources. EcoVadis enabled us to have a procedure, a supplier network and a structured method for assessing suppliers. It fits our needs perfectly and I think it can meet the needs of many businesses."
"Delighted to share my beekeeping experience on the roofs of Bercy with the company's employees. A collaborative, participative experience that raises awareness of the marvellous world of bees through practice."
"Since 2015, the circular economy has been central to the CEPOVETT Group's vision of new business models, from experimentation to change-of-scale, it invites us to rethink our production methods and services in order to reduce the use of resources: today CEPOVETT invents circular workwear."
"The forest area in Madagascar is decreasing, even though a lot of money has been spent on reforestation since 1960. Today, we wish to revolutionize the way reforestation is carried out in Madagascar. Instead of a lot of unnecessary reforestation, smaller reforestation projects will be carried out with a tangible impact. Our challenge is to find land for our plantations, it's a huge job to convince farmers to reforest their land."
"We're particularly proud that our first partnership in Madagascar for a hybrid solar installation was concluded in 2020, with Epsilon. Epsilon has been an acknowledged player and pioneer in the Madagascan fabric for many years for its responsible approach, its desire to minimize its footprint on the environment, as well as its commitment to local communities. Really, really well done and thank you so much for your trust."
"Our goal for the Greater Reims Urban Community is to maximize the durability of the protective clothing we buy for our various departments. Today, this Fluo Advanced range, with its reduced environmental footprint, helps raise our agents' awareness of the challenges of their jobs and public service missions, such as cleanliness and waste management."
"In the design office we work together, as specialists, to provide technical know-how, experience in assembling and choosing materials, in compliance with changing regulatory requirements. This unusual period has enabled us to move beyond the technical limits of our profession".
"Professional excellence is central to COET-MOF's raison d'être. A long tradition that rewards the mastery of French know-how is totally reflected here through this partnership with LAFONT, whose vision of professional excellence and common values we share."
"Since the beginning of this health crisis I feel totally protected in the office: physical distancing measures, hand sanitizers, reminders of health instructions everywhere and protective fabric masks for everyone: the can't-do-without accessory that we manufacture ourselves in the Group's factories."
"Nowadays, all businesses, whether large, medium or small, are having to make changes to their activities in order to serve the public interest, which is ultimately in their own interest. The Global Compact France ambassador companies distinguish themselves by their ability to understand the environmental and social issues of our time, and to transform them into economic opportunities. They are also the spearheads of the Global Compact France in their territories, and contribute to building a more sustainable world."
"Gaining a new client is like stepping onto the podium in a sports competition. Employee and runner share the same state of mind, the same taste for effort, the fighting spirit, and challenges: setting goals individually and collectively, then surpassing ourselves to achieve them. "
"It is much easier to manufacture a cloth mask than make a pilot shirt or assemble an item of workwear, which require millimetric precision. The challenge is first and foremost to show solidarity in order to support the medical teams, local authorities and our staff in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across Africa."
"Together we have created on-trend smart products as part of a meaningful range which gives the wearer an undeniable advantage, in terms of ergonomics as well as ethics. Our aim at EPI Center is to keep on pushing back the limits of our products' environmental impact and technical performance."
"Preservation of natural ecosystems, water resources and all living organisms is a major challenge in our textile business as well as in the private sphere. There are no big or small actions, only beneficial actions. We work jointly with our industrial partners and employees alike, as part of our drive for progress, awareness-raising and ISO 14001 environmental management."
"It is our individual and collective responsibility to take action to preserve our island, Madagascar. Today, I am proud to be planting these - Trees of Life - on our family's land, after being given them by the EPSILON company. In a few years, I certainly hope to have grown some nice fruit to share with my family or sell on the market."
"This Boxtextile Recyclovetttm is an innovative recycling concept for our distributor customers that perfectly reflects our ambition to involve our product users in this virtuous approach. Our innovative solution allows our customers to recycle 100% of the textile PPE that they use. "
"This workplace chicken coop is an original idea and shows us the importance of well-being. I am delighted to be able to make my omelette with fresh eggs from the company's free-range hens. It really makes us aware of what hens eat as well as the need to combat food waste."
"Our design studio has applied all of its expertise gained in the protective clothing sector in order to design, and validate with the DGA (French Directorate General of Armaments) and the IFTH (French Institute of Textiles and Clothing), a consumer range of 100% woven fabric masks: a high-performance technical solution that brings safety and comfort to users."
"Environmental issues and our actions in the circular economy form one of the main areas of our strategic plan. Our image-building outfits are part of this approach: we favour outfits made from certified raw materials. By collecting and then recycling them, we can turn them into new products for us to re-use."
"The work-study program is a major asset that allows you to obtain your diploma and acquire your first professional experience simultaneously. In the digital field, it’s important to put your knowledge into practice right away, as the sector is evolving extremely quickly. This means I can learn theory at school and apply this knowledge in the field while working on full and varied projects."
"The close cooperation between CEPOVETT Group-Epsilon and W.L. Gore & Associates, which owns the GORE-TEX brand, allows us to develop and certify Epsilon Madagascar for the manufacture of protective clothing. The technical products are manufactured to meet the most complex needs and highest expectations of professionals in the field."
"We're delighted with our collaboration with CEPOVETT Group professional clothing. We now have a specialised and high quality collection that represents Courchevel 185 perfectly. It's both ultra-technical and highly stylish, which is in line with our international clientele. With this new outfit, we want to convey a strong message to make our customers aware of the importance of environmental protection."
"Our commitment to Malagasy companies reaffirms Total Madagascar's promise to accelerate the ecological and economic turnaround of new energies, including solar energy. The project with EPSILON on the island of Madagascar is a good illustration of this."
"As an extension of our 2030 reforestation program, Cepovett is reaffirming its desire to plant near its various industrial activity zones, particularly in Madagascar and now in France. Choosing to plant in a forest in the Rhône-Alpes region is a strong symbol of a mobilisation against global warming in our field, and promotes the preservation of biodiversity."
"Our first initiative carried out in collaboration with CEPOVETT Safety is a first step towards our ambition to recycle 100% of our professional textiles in a circular economy. This pilot project conducted with CEPOVETT Group, enabled us to recycle more than 25% of our work clothes and raise awareness among all our sites and staff about sorting and recovery procedures. All in all a big success !"
"It's just incredible to imagine producing honey on the rooftops of Paris; we're welcoming nature into the city. I'm delighted to be part of this collaborative and meaningful project that highlights the importance of environmental conservation, and the responsibility the present generations have towards the future generations."
"Responsible purchasing is becoming a prerequisite in the way we buy, both to reduce risks and to meet the ethical requirements of our key account customers who are concerned by the duty of care law. The opportunity to progress hand in hand with our internal teams, purchasing, HSQE, operations, CSR and our production workshops."
"Recycling is essential to reducing our impact on ecosystems. Here we manufacture technical and ethical clothing, we measure the benefits of our programmes on overall quality, both economically, socially and environmentally, on a daily basis."
"Since CSR has been an integral part of purchasing policies, relations between big groups and SMBs have begun to change from customer-supplier relationships into partnerships that allow for co-innovation with a positive environmental, social, and economic impact for the field. Let's raise the bar!"
“I thank all of those who have welcomed me with so much respect and in a fraternal spirit and who have generously given financial support to allow us to continue this miracle at Akamasoa for 24 years. With these donations, we can offer the children of Madagascar a better future and we can involve them in protecting our planet.”
“We are proud to be able to share our ethical vision and inclusive production model, as an adapted business in Ukraine, with our customer, CEPOVETT Group. One of our strengths is our ability to develop and empower employees disabilities, while ensuring the sustained performance of our manufacturing workshops. This project means a lot to us and our customers.”
“Between ethics and aesthetics, art and life sciences, this innovative and meaningful initiative draws on many art disciplines to change our perception of nature. Bees are at risk of extinction, so it was obviously important for me to symbolically represent and highlight their plight and to decorate their homes by painting the walls. I thought of a panda, which is a protected species, as “a guard of the apiary”, itself acting as a protector. It carries a message of solidarity and communion between species”.
“At AccorHotels, we are committed to providing a positive hotel experience by innovating with our partners and suppliers. The joint initiative with CEPOVETT Group and our Novotel colleagues in Spain and Portugal underline our ambition to design new positive and responsible models. Giving new life to an item like used uniforms and converting them into kitchen aprons represents a step forward for the circular economy and is gratifying for our staff, as well as being of interest to our guests.”
“In Madagascar, the forests are endangered. This urgent situation has led us to step up our involvement through our reforestation programme, which began four years ago, by planting varieties of fruit trees to generate additional income for local communities. The involvement of our staff on this collaborative project has allowed us to play an active role and to stress the importance of protecting the local environment for future generations”.
“By replacing conventional cotton with linen, Lafont has taken a further step toward local sourcing: the flax is grown in the north of France, woven and dyed in Laval and the final product is manufactured in the CEPOVETT Group workshop in Saint-Étienne. This exemplary manufacturing value chain is a testament to the French expertise that has long been a hallmark of the brand: producing ethical, responsible and well-designed occupational clothing.”
“Care of SNCF uniforms, in particular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is a key issue from a regulatory, economic and staff welfare perspective. Professional cleaning is preferred as it ensures that outfits are safely cleaned given the often high levels of dirt and grime. Home care must be ruled out due to the risk of contaminating household laundry. We work closely with our partners at all stages of the process, as well as our manufacturer regarding fabric selection to prolong the life of clothes, through to applying the correct care solution.”
“Completion of a prototype is a key project milestone in occupational clothing production. The experience and expertise of our technical teams ensure that we can optimise workshop output in the shortest time. We are the guarantors of the whole industrialisation process thanks to our close partnerships with manufacturers, who are involved right from the start of a project and throughout the prototype development process until delivery.”
“The CEPOVETT Group head office extension project reflects an architectural vision that is mindful of the well-being of staff and optimising space and movement. The choice of high-quality, recyclable materials such as wood, glass, metal and concrete offer good light transmission and high thermal and acoustic performance. The addition of a forest ecosystem in the building’s central patio also perfectly captures the company’s principles: sustainability, naturalness, interdependence, alignment of mind and body and consideration for the well-being of all.”
“Large companies may outsource up to 80% of their business to other companies, particularly SMEs. For years, their relationships with suppliers were built largely on mistrust and a ‘zero sum’ mentality, driven solely by purchase prices. Nowadays, the role of CSR in influencing larger companies’ procurement decisions has gradually instilled trust in its relationships with SMEs, and not before time!”