Corporate, social, and environmental responsibility
People are at the heart of Alstef Group’s success. That’s why Alstef Group support the development of social, human and environmental initiatives as part of its CSR commitment, anchored in the company’s culture.
ECOVADIS accredited CSR performance
Alstef Group companies BA Systèmes and Alstef Automation SAS both hold EcoVadis accreditations.
BA Systemes holds silver status placing it among the top 7% of companies rated by Ecovadis in the manufacture of special-purpose machinery and Alstef Automation obtained its first CSR accreditation this year with bronze status.
The evaluation is based on four main categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement, and Alstef Group is fully committed to continuous improvement of its social, human, and environmental initiatives.
Sailing with Fabrice Amedeo
Alstef Group is an official partner of Fabrice Amedeo and is proud to support the skipper in his adventures on the sea. The connection between the company and the sailor emerged through common values. Fabrice is above all, a lover of the sea. Beyond his sporting performance, Fabrice has incredibly strong environmental values that attracted Alstef Group to partner with him.
Fabrice has a strong commitment to ocean-related ecological and scientific pursuits. He has set an objective to sail around the world in the 2024 Vendée Globe without the use of any fossil fuels. Until then, he will participate in a series of offshore races such as the Route du Rhum in 2022 and the Jacques Vabre Transat. Additionally, he is taking two oceanographic sensors onboard to carry out measurement campaigns for the global scientific community.
This global navigator’s endeavors do not stop there. He is also involved in an educational project to raise awareness among children about the preservation of biodiversity to protect the beauty of our oceans.
Alstef Group is proud to support his projects and we distribute Fabrice’s educational booklet – published in partnership with the French National Education and the French Sea Foundation – to our own teams for their own education and to share this important message with their families.
Running with Mathilde Sénéchal
Since 2019, Alstef Group has been sponsoring French athlete Mathilde Sénéchal in a partnership formed around energy and performance. This high-level runner is aspiring to participate in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Mathilde Sénéchal has been selected for several international competitions and is on the French national team. As part of the ATHLE 2024 program and in partnership with the Performance Pact Foundation, Alstef Group supports the athlete in her sports and professional development. Mathilde is a student at the Law Faculty of Lyon while also pursuing her sporting career at AJ Blois-Onzain in the 5000 meters (middle distance).
Pierre Marol, president of Alstef Group, explains: “Mathilde is a remarkable young woman. We were won over by her dedication, her energy, and of course her performance! We are very happy to stand beside her in her projects, and to contribute to the performance of French sport”.
Supporting our Local Teams
Historically and today, more than ever, Alstef Group offers investment in the support of its employee’s wellbeing through sponsorship of sports, associative or cultural activities outside the workplace with a shared mutual value of supporting our teams.
Alstef Group sponsors the Basketball club of Boigny-sur-Bionne and the Rugby club O’Val des Mauves, both close to the company’s headquarters in Boigny-sur-Bionne, France.
Alstef Group also supports the Handball Club 310 and the Badminton club Le Verger Volant, close to our offices in Rennes, France.
In Auckland, New Zealand, we have sponsored our Corporate Dragon Boating team in annual tournaments for four years running where the team has placed in the top four each year, and in Lima, Peru the Group supports its Operations and Maintenance – football team.
Employees are regularly encouraged to nominate their local team or club for sponsorship.
Taking Action for Biodiversity
Alstef Group hosts three beehives on its site in Boigny-sur-Bionne, France.
Bees play a hugely important role in our ecosystem but our dear foragers are under threat. For several years, honey production has been on the decline.
Alstef Group has therefore chosen to install beehives. By taking action for biodiversity in favor of bees, in an environment that favors the development of fauna and flora, we wish to contribute to environmental sustainability.
It is also an opportunity to participate in local life and associations, by promoting the development of our partner, the association L’abeille Olivetaine, and by responding to a mission of general interest in the town of Boigny-sur-Bionne, which has the label “flowered city”.
Equal Opportunity Employment and Apprenticeships
Alstef Group is committed to equal opportunity employment with a dedicated charter to ensure there is no discrimination in our HR practices. We also have a dedicated focus on ensuring employee satisfaction, measure through an annual benchmarking survey, and maintained through initiatives generated from survey responses.
Alstef Group employs on average, over 30 apprentices each year and as a global business, offers a wide variety of travel and training opportunities.