Respect for the environment, social inclusion, growth and performance
Sustainable Development is not a passing trend; it’s the direction in which history is moving. More than just a simple commitment to ecology, Sustainable Development is increasingly emerging as the business model for a changing world. The PGS Group intends to play a leading role in tackling the challenges of Sustainable Development. Companies can adopt a Sustainable Development policy that is consistent with their existing culture, without creating major upheaval in their organisation. We have placed Sustainable Development at the heart of our organisation by defining a number of strategic priorities based on three primary objectives: Manage and reduce the impact of our activities on the physical and human environment; contribute to the economic and social development of all of our stakeholders; anticipate future needs more effectively. These ambitious commitments, translated into measurable targets that depend on concrete action, are being implemented across all of our operations and integrated into our management procedures (investment, information systems, communications, etc.). We monitor our progress on a routine, coordinated basis, and communicate the results both internally and externally.
Learn more about the PGS Group’s commitments on behalf of Sustainable Development
Community policy: diversity, a conviction we put into practice.
Since 2002 the PGS Group has been reaffirming its commitment to the community by forging active partnerships with sheltered workshops. Today, that commitment is reflected in our collaboration with six regional sheltered workshop sites that manufacture new pallets. Through service partnerships with organisations providing sheltered employment, PGS is taking steps to integrate the disabled into the workforce. Its initiatives employ nearly 200 people, whose job activities enable them to buy goods for themselves and reduce their reliance on the government. Through this partnership, PGS is making an investment in its community, as part of a firm commitment the Group intends to maintain in the future. Promoting diversity is an important objective within our human resources strategy. Our differences don’t make a difference...
Our desire is to work with companies – and partners and suppliers in particular – who share our values, participate in our ethics initiative and embrace our policy of Sustainable Development. That is why we have joined with them on a campaign for education and accountability, as part of a plan for action and progress. Its goals are to ensure transparency and fairness in our selection of service providers, give preference to suppliers who are actively combatting illegal labour practices and rigorously complying with safety rules, and encourage the adoption of innovative solutions and eco-friendly products.
End-of-life pallets: established networks.
Health, safety and the environment
Carbon Footprint Assessment
A carbon footprint assessment measures all greenhouse-gas emissions arising directly or indirectly from a company’s operations, using a methodology established by ADEME (the French Environment & Energy Management Agency). Our Group – which takes a proactive approach to all major topics related to the environment – decided to conduct its own carbon footprint assessment in June 2009, enlisting the services of the Institut Technologique FCBA. To date, the PGS Group is France’s largest pallet manufacturer to have undertaken a carbon footprint assessment. The company has already identified avenues for improvement that would reduce our most significant impacts, and is currently making progress in a variety of areas. Helpful link: To learn more about ADEME’s methodology for carbon footprint assessment: