CSR Report 2020

Discover the CSR Report 2019-2020

N°1 in France for professional clothing

Ecologically and socially responsible brands

CEPOVETT is a French industrial textile group founded in 1948 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, and a European leader on the workwear market. Its product ranges (workwear, uniforms, corporate and protective wear) respond to companies’ various professional clothing needs. A family business for three generations, today CEPOVETT is an expert in its field and a pioneer in the sale of textile solutions. More than just a clothing manufacturer, CEPOVETT also assists professionals in managing the outsourcing of their company clothing needs. CEPOVETT caters to everyone from sole traders to key accounts including AIR FRANCE, ACCORHOTELS, SNCF, RATP, Europcar, Orange, VINCI, NESPRESSO and the City of Paris. The group’s growth has been achieved through the acquisition and incorporation of external companies, namely local SMBs established in their territories, today constituting a solid group with nearly 295 employees.



CEPOVETT Group has integrated sustainable development for several years at the heart of its business strategy, business processes and tools.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, carried by The General Management, applies to the entire product life cycle: from conception to the end of professional clothing’s life. Declined in 10 areas of progress commitments, it is a lever for team mobilization, differentiation and sustainable value creation.


What they say about us...

  • André Renaudin

    "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. "

    Sales Manager, Key Accounts
  • Olivier Cua, CEPOVETT Group

    "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."

    Managing Director, Epsilon/CEPOVETT
  • Dorothée Michau, EPI Center

    "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."

    Textile Purchasing Manager
  • 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."

    Quality System and Environment
  • Tantely RALANTONIAINA Epsilon

    "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."

    EPSILON Management Controller and tree-planter
  • Sylvain Marull, CEPOVETT Safety

    "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. "

    Sales Manager CEPOVETT Safety
  • 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
  • Sebastien Marie, CEPOVETT Group

    "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."

    Head of Technical Development & PPE
  • Gaelle Le Vu, Orange France

    "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."

    Communications Director, Orange France