We’re well aware of the plight of the bees, so now the various CEPOVETT sites are home to a collection of hives that can be found near their premises.

This initiative allows our employees to experience our quest for biodiversity first hand. The programme raises awareness of the relationship between nature and the urban environment and is the symbolic guiding principle of the solid commitment the company is making. Bees are an environmental indicator, raising awareness among our stakeholders and thus pushing them towards taking action.

Protecting the oceans

As a leading textile industry player, CEPOVETT is committed to playing an active role in protecting water resources, oceans and marine biodiversity.
Pollution is often "invisible" and will last dozens of years in our oceans. Almost 500,000 tons of microfibres per year end up in washing machine water drainage systems, including a percentage that reached the sea. These microfibres and micro-plastics are particularly threatening for small marine organisms that mistake them for food. In 2018, the "seventh continent", aka plastic island, a gigantic vortex floating halfway between Hawaii and California and comprising 80% of plastic from land, covered 3.5 million km2 in the Pacific Ocean, i.e. 750,000 bits of waste per km2. Overall, at least 1.8 billion pieces of plastic waste are polluting our oceans and affecting 267 marine species. A reason for CEPOVETT to wage the fight for a more eco-friendly textile industry.

  • Lionel VERNIER
    "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."
    Lionel VERNIER
    Responsable Middle Office de la Gestion Déléguée Milleis Banque
  • Madeleine Ferreira, CEPOVETT Group

    "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."

    Assistant, Human Resources Department
  • Aurélie Nigon

    "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."

    Aurélie NIGON
    Product Manager
  • “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”.

    Jessy Monlouis-Bonnaire
    Graffiti Artist, Feel’Ink Custom



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.