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.
Our CSR approach
ECOVADIS accredited CSR performance
Alstef Group companies – BA Systèmes and Alstef Automation SAS – are both EcoVadis accredited.
BA Systèmes has renewed a silver medal for the third time consecutively and Alstef Automation also obtained a silver medal for its second accreditation. Their score places them it among the top 25% of companies rated by Ecovadis.
Top 4% for BA Systèmes in the business sector “manufacture of special-purpose machinery”.
Top 5% for Alstef Automation SAS in the business sector “manufacture of general-purpose machinery”.
The evaluation is based on four main categories: Environment, Social & Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing. Alstef Group is fully committed to the continuous improvement of its social, human and environmental initiatives.
Our sustainable actions
Ecodesign and sustainability
Alstef Group is committed to an eco-responsible approach based on continuous innovation and an ambitious R&D program, in order to offer ever more durable and sustainable solutions.
• Eco-design of our systems, to offer more durable and sustainable solutions
• Integration of energy developments in the design of our standards
• Wave Concept : optimization of the use of motorizations for airport conveyors
• Management intelligence and flow optimization to minimize reorganization movements
• On-board energy recovery systems on our stacker cranes and storage AGV GT16
• Liner-less label print and apply solutions saves on wasted labels and label backings
Our actions for our employees
Promoting the Quality of Life at Work
Because our employees are at the heart of Alstef Group’s life, we make it a point of honor to celebrate our successes and organize activities throughout the year: festive events, awareness workshops, Clean walks, sports races… This is an opportunity to reinforce well-being at work and to participate collectively in actions in favor of local and environmental associations.
Each event offers unique and memorable moments for everyone, while strengthening team cohesion.
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.
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, close to the company’s headquarters in Boigny-sur-Bionne, 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. 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:
For the year 2022/2023, Alstef Group is partner of the association Alliance Canoë Kayak Centre Val de Loire, the association Loir’Espoir Athlé, and sponsors the project “un cour, un filet” launched by the Ille et Vilaine Volleyball Committee. We also support Kokan Ngo childrens charity India.
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”.
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 (objectifparis2024).
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”.
Our social actions