ACTIVELY OFFSETTING OUR NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES
COMMITMENT N°6 - ENVIRONNEMENT
Making a commitment to fighting for the climate means first identifying and then reducing the carbon emissions that our activities generate on a daily basis and determining how we can react.
By voluntarily offsetting its unavoidable CO2 emissions, CEPOVETT financially supports socioeconomic projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through collaborative reforestation in France, Africa and Asia.
Protecting life in Madagascar
Following the passage of Cyclone Emnati that recorded average winds of 100 km/h and gusts of 140 km/h, the island of Madagascar has been suffering a severe climatic, humanitarian and environmental crisis.
In this region, which is home to thousands of species, protecting life has become a key challenge and a matter of survival for humanity more than ever. This global biodiversity hotspot hosts over 250,000 species, 70% of which are endemic, including lemurs, birds, chameleons and frogs. It also boasts incomparable flora and fauna that has existed there for thousands of years. EPSILON/ CEPOVETT, established in the region through its production facility, has set itself the goal of regenerating life by increasing initiatives for reforestation, for protecting ecosystems and for helping Malagasy populations (planting trees, involving employees and raising local partner awareness). Supporting Madagascar so that the island my preserve its diversity and wealth and continue to offer people and species a fertile, protective land.
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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”.
OUR CSR ACTIONS
COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS
- 14 February 2019
A CSR POLICY
THAT SERVES OUR COMPANY'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE
For many years, CEPOVETT Group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its business strategy, operational processes and systems, underlining a commitment to socially and economically responsible occupational clothing.
Operation "One child, One tree"
Ensuring reforestation in Madagascar
20 000 trees planted
The practical collaborative