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From commitment to action


[ SEPT 2017 ] - HANDLING OF WELDED STEEL MESH: Example of a sustainable approach

New hydraulic hoisting beam for handling welded steel mesh

A hydraulic hoisting beam suited to handling welded mesh panels is now being used in many Prolians agencies. Manufactured in France, this piece of equipment improves safety (removes the risk of falling from height), as well as the productivity of handling operations (4 times higher). This equipment is suited for existing forklift trucks and does not require any prior training for operators.

[ MAY 2017 ] - ENVIRONMENT SAFETY BOOKLET (V2017)

2017 Safety Booklet

The environment safety booklet was first drafted about 20 years ago in 1998. It contains approximately 50 pages and provides information on how to actively participate in the onboarding of new employees. It is updated regularly so that our teams can keep using it as an information and awareness-raising tool. The 2017 version is now available.

[ FEBRUARY 2017 ] - A DEED FOR SICK CHILDREN

T.Kris gives a €2,000 Prolians check to Un maillot pour la vie

Prolians has committed to supporting Un maillot pour la vie, an association sponsored by rugby player Fabien Pelous and backed by many professional athletes. A share of OPSIAL (MDD) product sales has contributed to bringing a smile back to sick children as well as raising their hopes, regardless of their illness.
On 6 February 2017, the Ile-de-France Descours & Cabaud agency based in Bonneuil-sur-Marne gave a €2,000 check to Taïg Kris, one of the sponsors of the association.

[ OCTOBER 2016 ] - E-LEARNING TRAINING AT THE SERVICE OF OUR SALES FORCE

e-learning

In order to spread awareness and train our sales representatives on inherent occupational health risks (vibrations, noise, dust, etc.), we have developed specific training sessions to address our clients' concerns and meet their expectations. A flexible and modern e-learning solution is perfectly compatible with sales representatives' schedules and reduces travelling time.

[ SEPTEMBER 2016 ] - A RANGE OF RESPONSIBLE POWER TOOLS

Responsible power tools

The prevention criteria (noise, vibration, dust, weight, etc.) are taken into account at the referencing selection, by our commercial communications and in the advice given by our sales representatives.
These actions play a positive role in the user's working conditions and environment.

[ JUNE 2016 ] - FIRST CSR REPORT FOR BAURES

CSR Report

In view of its legal structure and staff numbers, D&C subsidiary Baures has published its first CSR Report. We drafted this report on the basis of the Positive Program and in accordance with the social and environmental transparency requirements for companies. It reflects our vision of an economic growth that is both eco-friendly and fair on a social and societal level.

[ APRIL 2016 ] - A DELIVERY VEHICLE THAT RUNS ON GAS

Gas vehicle

Our Descours & Cabaud Ile-de-France subsidiary has chosen to carry out deliveries within Paris proper with an NGV truck (Natural Gas Vehicle).
This power source preserves air quality and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. A choice that falls in line with the measures announced by the Paris City Council.

[ NOVEMBER 2015 ] - RUBBISH COLLECTION (WEEE AND ACCUMULATORS)

Rubbish box-pallet

Rubbish recovery options are available in shops for the collection and recycling of accumulators (with the eco-organisation SCRELEC) and electric and electronic equipment (with the eco-organisation ECO-SYSTEME).
Batriboxes and box-pallets will be put in place for this collection.

[ JANUARY 2015 ] - THE LIFE CYCLE OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

REACH

For the 4th consecutive year, nearly 200 operations managers gathered together throughout the Group's 12 regions for a day dedicated to Safety and the Environment.
In 2015, the subject is chemical products, in order to understand the regulatory changes (CLP, ICPE, …) and to prevent risks, both to our colleagues and our Clients.

[ DECEMBER 2014 ] - 2014, A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION

Solidarité Femmes 2014

As a major player in its field, Descours & Cabaud is aware of its contribution and its responsibility towards Society.
The Group took part in the endeavours of the Goods to Give association (Agence du Don en Nature) by providing batches of clothing, Netbooks (operation "Solidarité Femmes 2014"), as well as the 11th campaign of the Arbres de la Solidarité by the Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abri.

[ OCTOBER 2014 ] - HEADING TOWARDS MORE RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING!

Memento RSE

The expectations of our clients, our knowledge, the products and our suppliers are all changing; therefore our range of responsible products must constantly progress.
Three workshops were organised in September 2014 for the Product Managers of the Group in order to improve the performance of our responsible purchasing policy.

[ SEPTEMBER 2014 ] - SPONSORSHIPS WITH "JOB DANS LA VILLE"

Job dans la ville

Our first active participation in the "Job dans la Ville" professional integration program resulted in 13 sponsors, 2 visits to the Vénissieux agency, 2 participations in the "Cafés de l'Emploi", 5 company internships and one permanent contract!
A new season of sponsoring and partnership has begun with the Sport dans la Ville association, and the Descours & Cabaud Group has once again announced its participation!

[ SEPTEMBER 2014 ] - 1st ECO-RESPONSIBLE SELECTION

Prolians 2014 Catalogue

To mark the launch of the 1st PROLIANS COMPLETE catalogue, the Group is proud to present its selection of sustainable, eco-responsible products. This initiative is supported by the suppliers, and its aim is to offer products that meet a number of key sustainability criteria, important at every stage in the life cycle of the products.
This selection will be continually updated, and currently includes more than 1500 products!

[ JUNE 2014 ] - WASTE MANAGEMENT OPTIMISATION

Waste management

The sorting, recycling and recovery of waste produced by our activities is at the core of the Positive Program.
A national project to quantify the waste, its nature and logistics has been undertaken. It will achieve a significant decrease in volume and costs generated.
«One man's waste is another man's raw material»

[ MARCH 2014 ] - FIRST TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORT

eco-tax

In April 2013, the Environmental Code introduced an eco-tax for household waste management derived from chemical products, depending on the nature of the product and the volume of the containers.
Included in selling prices, this eco-tax ensures the treatment of this household hazardous waste (HHW) and limits the impact on both environment and human health.

[ MARCH 2014 ] - ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY BOOKLET

Environmental Security Booklet

Handed out and commented upon during each colleague's first day in the company, the “Environmental Security Booklet” has been given a new look!
As a pillar of the CSR initiative of the Group, the Security and Environment aspects are therefore made part of the Positive Program.

[ FEBRUARY 2014 ] - PRINTED PAPER STATEMENT

Ecofolio

The environmental organisation Ecofolio, in the context of its new accreditation, has implemented an eco-differentiated scale to promote good practices.
For its 2014 voluntary statement, in addition to the tonnage, the Group shall apply this bonus/penalty system depending on the nature and the origin of the paper fibre as well as its recyclability.

[ JANUARY 2014 ] - SECURITY & ENVIRONMENT FLASH INFO

Flash

Seeking to maintain a healthy and safe work environment, the Group has improved its direct and visual communication tools.
Each month, the Security & Environment network can therefore efficiently relay targeted information to people in the field as part of the Positive Program.

[ NOVEMBER 2013 ] - SPONSORSHIP OF SPORT DANS LA VILLE

Sponsorship
Job dans la ville

The Group is continuing its sponsorship of the Sport dans la Ville association and joins the "Job dans la Ville" program intended to encourage the training and professional integration of young people in companies, as early as 14 years old.
12 colleagues from the Group headquarters chose to sponsor a youngster.

http://www.sportdanslaville.com/
http://www.sportdanslaville.com/Presentation_a56.html