Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is at the heart of our purpose and our businesses : we are contributing to a safer, more sustainable world. As an independent trusted third party in construction, infrastructure and the environment, we are on the side of the solution, thanks to our expertise and our experts, our professional standards and our ethical and responsible behaviour.
Faced with the complexity of the changes impacting our societies and the acceleration of climate change, urbanisation, demographic pressure, the challenges of mobility and the digitalisation of uses and processes, we have chosen to take action in 3 areas in particular that are at the heart of our development.
Our 3 commitments
CSR awards - ECOVADIS 2023 results
SOCOTEC in France and Italy have been awarded the GOLD ECOVADIS medal for their CSR commitments and performance.
These outstanding results attest to the credibility and transparency of the commitments and actions undertaken as part of the Group's CSR strategy.
A rating that resonates with SOCOTEC's purpose : Building trust for a safer and sustainable world.
SOCOTEC supports the United Nations Global Compact
Since 2022, SOCOTEC has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact.
SOCOTEC is committed to the United Nations Global Compact and its ten principles concerning Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), respect for the Environment and the fight against all forms of corruption.
This commitment is a fundamental part of SOCOTEC's CSR strategy towards its stakeholders. Every year, we report to the United Nations Global Compact on the measures we have taken to ensure compliance with these universal principles, via the COP (Communication on Progress) report.
A collaborative and practical CSR approach
SOCOTEC initiated its CSR approach by producing a materiality matrix at the end of 2019. The exercise enabled us to establish a relevant hierarchy of our CSR challenges, based on SOCOTEC's priorities and the expectations of various internal and external stakeholders (1,400 responses analysed from a panel of 5,000 people in France and 1,300 for all other countries : USA, UK, Italy, etc.).
On the basis of this analysis, we have drawn up a roadmap for our CSR strategy, which will help to make SOCOTEC a group that is attentive to and supportive of society, the environment and its talents.
With sincerity, we are implementing proof after proof of our progress on strong commitments that are close to our hearts and that involve our employees, our customers and our partners.
The CSR strategy is supported at the highest level of SOCOTEC governance by the CSR Director, who is a member of the Group Management Committee. The Group Management Committee monitors and validates the achievement of CSR objectives and the CSR roadmap several times a year for both France and the international platforms. A CSR manager is also 100% dedicated to defining and implementing the Group's CSR progress actions.
The CSR strategy is deployed in France and internationally by dedicated CSR commitees. The members of these committees are representative of our activities, and are committed to advancing one or more of the objectives set out in the 3 key commitments of the CSR strategy.