Preserving water resources is a key concern for the textile industry, which is a major consumer of water, not just for cotton production but also for industrial manufacturing processes.

Reducing waste is the driving force behind many innovative technical solutions aimed at reducing water consumption and making it easier to recycle wastewater. By reprocessing water in a cyclical process, we can reduce our water footprint and reuse this precious natural resource in a sustainable, non-polluting way.

As climate change intensifies, droughts are becoming increasingly frequent in many regions of France.

Because water is a precious resource that needs to be conserved, CEPOVETT has installed a reservoir which recuperates surface water from roofs and car parks at its logistics platform in Villefranche-sur-Saône. With a volume of 2,500 cubic metres, this installation retains and filters water using phyto-evaporation (natural filtration by plants) before pumping it back into the network. Around 50% of the logistics platform's water requirements are met using this collected water. This initiative by CEPOVETT illustrates the company's best practices in reducing its water footprint and conserving water resources. Collecting rainwater is an environmentally-friendly practice, but one that is regulated in France. This water is non-drinkable and must be reserved for specific uses, and storage areas must be carefully maintained.

  • Lynda Salhi, Category Manager Workwear & Safety
    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.
    Lynda SALHI
    Category Manager Workwear & Safety
  • Olivier Cua CEPOVETT Group

    "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."

    Olivier CUA
    Directeur général EPSILON
  • "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."

    Arnaud LAPLACE
    Directeur des opérations & logistique
  • "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."
    Laurent GOURBIÈRE
    Responsable Achat Matières Premières CEPOVETT
  • Louis Haendler
    "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."
    Louis HAENDLER
    Directeur Commercial et Marketing de Total Madagascar
  • Clothilde Renaud, CEPOVETT Group

    "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."

    Clotilde RENAUD
    Système Qualité et Environnement CEPOVETT Group
  • "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."

    Blova AGBOKOU
    Managing Director TOTAL MADAGASCAR
  • Lionel DELPORT

    “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.”

    Lionel Delport
    National Occupational Risk Prevention Specialist – Equipment Directorate, SNCF – PPE and Work Clothing Technical Consultant – Expert at AFNOR



Our workwear is designed and manufactured under ethical and socially responsible conditions. In particular, they contribute to the protection of human rights, the preservation of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity. For us, every gesture counts, demonstrating our sincere commitment to future generations. #PositiveImpact