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Our Ethos

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For 40 years, our sustainable development strategy has been connecting people to their environment.
Today, the Industrial Estate is known for its environmental performance (ISO 14001 certified, EMAS registered) while it is committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility approach (LUCIE Certification).

Strategy for Sustainable Development

The Joint Association’s planning and development strategy aligns with its Sustainable Development policy.

Download our Sustainable Development Policy

 

RECOGNITION OF OUR PERFORMANCE

This recognition, of international scope, subscribes to a policy of environmental and societal management committed to a process of continuous improvement.

  • The EMAS Regulation

    The European EMAS “Eco Management and Audit Scheme” Regulation allows businesses to be kept informed about their environmental performance. The SMPIPA has been EMAS registered since 2001. The results of environmental monitoring studies are published annually as a declaration

  • ISO 14001

    European Certification Standard for an environmental management system based on continuous improvement. The SMPIPA has been certified since 2000, covering the Estate premises. In January 2019, the certification was upgraded to the 2015 version of the ISO standard

  • LUCIE Certification

    A key certification concerning CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). The SMPIPA has been LUCIE certified since 2012.  A quarterly evaluation allows for renewal of the certification.

Find our environmental declaration

  • Environmental Declaration 2019

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INITIATIVES OF THE JOINT ASSOCIATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

  • 01.

    Create and maintain a positive economic environment

    • Uphold the diversity of activities in the Estate
    • Control the pace of marketing
    • Build sustainably:
      • Quality of green spaces
      • Integration and harmony of the landscape
  • 02.

    Protect the environment and implement an exemplary incentive policy

    • Manage the capacity of utilities (power, networks, etc.)
    • Optimise the use of resources
    • Promote a circular economy in the territory and the development of renewable energies
    • Develop commuting solutions
  • 03.

    Develop a lively, dynamic community

    • Conduct environmental monitoring studies to prevent any form of pollution or environmental harm
    • Share emergency procedures (containment area, crisis communication tool)
    • Create/Maintain a location favourable to biodiversity (remove plant protection products, favour the planting of indigenous plants, late mowing, straw-mulching, etc.)
    • Manage the production and distribution of drinking water / Treat effluent
    • Treat rainwater through biophotodigestion –
    • Manage a network of HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) specialists at the Estate
    • Promote an environmentally-friendly approach within the Estate and beyond by arranging visits from representatives
  • 04.

    Ensure ongoing dialogue and transparency towards all stakeholders

    • Support Business Club initiatives
      • “Welcome Neighbour” initiative
      • Sharing of services (Waste, Security, Management of green spaces, etc.)
      • Mutually-beneficial training for Estate employees
      • Training campus
      • Cultural activities, sports events, discounted prices
    • Propose shared projects (intercompany networking)