"Sustainable development is development that meets current needs without affecting the ability of future generations to meet theirs." (United Nations Commission for the Environment and Development, "Our Common Future" report 1987). Leborgne's sustainable development process is part of a long-term view and follows a highly operational approach.
Leborgne's production plants (forging, assembly, logistics platform) in Savoy currently occupy 13,000 m². In 2012 they obtained ISO14001 environmental certification. This international standard is an important management tool for performance improvement.
Eight commitments for 2013
Supported by the Okoumé Conseil consultancy since 2010, we set up a DDRS (sustainable development corporate social responsibility) committee to reduce our social and environmental impact. This year Leborgne made eight commitments under three heads:
- Reducing the impact of our organization and products on the environment:
1 - Reduce our overall energy demand (distribution, purchasing, production)
2 - Valorize and recycle our waste
3 - Fight against occupational illness and accidents
- Promoting social responsibility in our value chain:
4 - Encourage our suppliers to control their environmental and social impacts
5 - Act according to values and a vision shared by all employees
6 - Lutter contre les maladies professionnelles et les accidents
- Strengthening our relationships with our stakeholders:
7 - Develop in harmony with our plant locations
8 - Anticipate and take into account the expectations of our institutional partners
Significant first results of our process
- The marketing of a new range of Nanovib® tools to improve working conditions.
- The use of first choice recycled steel and wood from FSC or PEFC certified forests.
- The ISO 14001 certification of our Savoie plants.
- Movement and posture training and work stations adaptation.
- The setting up of an Older People and Male/Female Equal Opportunities action plan.
- Our participation in common projects with our stakeholders (La Route du Fer).
- The signing of an ethical charter by our employees and suppliers.