PROMOTE SECURE
AND INTEGRATED PRODUCTION

COMMITMENT N°3


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2021

Coronovirus prevention masks Made in Madagascar

Over the course of 2020, several million masks were manufactured in industrial workshops in Madagascar (Epsilon/CEPOVETT) Several textile production lines were converted to meet the health emergency. This initiative was intended to protect factory staff as well as local populations from the coronavirus. These masks were donated or sold, among others, to the Madagascan security forces as well as to NGOs and neighbouring communes. This rapid, effective adaptation to the health context illustrated the high level of performance and ethical aspect of the production facility in Madagascar. The workshop, with an integrated design office and dedicated resources, was able to make its workforce available to local populations and meet the mask needs of a Madagascan region particularly severely struck by the pandemic.

2020

Customised workwear

The LAFONT brand has been chosen by Coêt-MOF to provide uniforms for over 230 occupations. The Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen of France) will be wearing identitybolstering professional garments by LAFONT, according to the conventions of each profession.
For example, the tricolour collar will be embroidered with each person's name, emphasising the strength of individual willpower, passion, knowledge-sharing and creativity in the service of professional excellence. These demanding professions are grouped into 17 business categories, including catering, textile & leather, food, construction...
Thanks to the CEPOVETT group's responsiveness and industrial and logistical skills, the LAFONT brand is able to offer a bespoke service, providing French-made customisation and embroidery for the outfits worn by the ambassadors of artisanal excellence in France.

2019

Supply chain 2.0

CEPOVETT’s integrated supply chain combines flexibility, technology and optimised logistical productivity, all via a new WMS. As part of the extension of its logistics platform, CEPOVETT has reorganised all its workflows, from parcel reception to storage, packaging and shipping. All these enhanced workflows are now joined together in an optimised space and driven by a powerful warehouse management system (WMS) that guarantees efficiency, traceability and service continuity with the group’s two platforms. This supply chain 2.0 limits the risk of error and ensures personal safety as well as the safety of our goods.

2019 Results

    • Production with local sourcing60%
    • Deployment of a parka production line in Madagascar90%
    • FabLab programme CEPOVETT40%

2018

An efficient and responsible supply chain

Difficult to produce, a professional garment must respect precise criteria in terms of technique, ergonomics, resistance and safety. CEPOVETT Group is responsible for the manufacture of its textile products, which scrupulously respect the defined specifications, from technical development to manufacture and distribution. Social and environmental requirements are discussed and contractually agreed with each partner. CEPOVETT Group works towards transparency and safety in its garment factories through a CSR SMETA/ Sedex audit process. The company has drawn up a vigilance plan aimed at greater transparency in its production tools by involving its suppliers and subcontractors. This responsibility approach consists of going into the field, co-constructing, hand in hand with its suppliers, a chain of traceability as well as a relationship of trust aimed at eliminating all risks and maximising the good practices observed.

2018 Results

    • Rolling out Lean Management programme50%
    • SMETA CSR Audits/ Surveillance plan80%
    • CEPOVETT FabLab programme50%

2017

An efficient and responsible supply chain

Integrating sustainable development throughout the supply chain: this is the major project undertaken by CEPOVETT Group. Difficult to produce, a professional garment must respect precise criteria in terms of technique, ergonomics, resistance and safety. CEPOVETT Group is responsible for the manufacture of its textile products, which scrupulously comply with the defined specifications, from technical development to production on the production lines to distribution. Social and environmental requirements are discussed and contractually agreed with each partner. In 2016, the focus is on SDG 12. Producing responsibly is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that CEPOVETT Group has made a priority of implementing as part of its CSR policy. Following the Millennium Development Goals, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by UN member states to end poverty, improve health and education, build more sustainable cities, combat climate change and protect oceans and forests by 2030.

2017 Results

    • BE's international development50%
    • Promoting Lean management80%
    • Encouraging workshops to develop an EMS policy50%

2016

CEPOVETT Group's competitive and ethical production tools

CEPOVETT Group has integrated factories in the Maghreb and Madagascar which enabled it to produce nearly 10 million garments in 2015. Production is secured by an ISO 9001 certified quality management system. Quality control teams monitor compliance with manufacturing standards and schedules on a daily basis and ensure the conformity of items leaving the factories. In addition to product controls, the CEPOVETT Group carries out social and environmental audits of its industrial partners' factories around the world. These internal and external audits are integrated into the purchasing process to assess the overall performance of suppliers. Social and environmental requirements are discussed and contractually agreed with each industrial partner.

2016 Results

    • Environmental product labelling on data sheets80%
    • Programme to support and raise awareness of environmental management in factories60%
    • 100% recycling of waste80%