Gutenberg was awarded ‘CSR Commitment’ certification, valid for 3 years, at Exemplary level in October 2019, making it the first agency to be assessed.
This certification, developed by AFNOR Certification based on the ISO 26000 framework, helps determine the level of maturity of a CSR approach by analysing to what extent it has been incorporated into a company’s governance, management system, human resources and working conditions and to what extent it has been implemented in terms of responsible procurement and production, environmental preservation, ethics, territorial integration and the relevance and performance of the indicators put in place.
Some 50 or so stakeholders were interviewed to assess Gutenberg’s role in, and indeed the support it offers with regards to, such issues in the framework of our business relations.
“The level of excellence achieved from our first AFNOR assessment for the CSR Commitment certification is the result of a policy we have been implementing for several years and that has been driven by our employees and validated by our customers, partners and suppliers.” – Sylvie Mouchon, CEO
From quality to corporate social responsibility, Gutenberg has been committed to developing its operations responsibly for nearly 20 years.
As humanity experiences a major turning point in the face of climate change, it is our responsibility to engage with our ecosystem to move forwards and innovate together with a view to ensuring more sustainable production in order to contribute to the joint SDGs identified by the United Nations in 2015.
Having supported the principles of the Global Compact sine 2010, we are working on reducing both our direct and indirect impacts on a daily basis with the aim of helping to achieve the SDGs.
In practice, we adopt an eco-socio-design approach that goes beyond the aim to reduce our environmental footprint alone to incorporate our societal impacts into this analysis.
As far as we are concerned, the key to minimising the impact of production as much as possible lies in advising you, evaluating the impacts and supporting you from the brief stage to take into account all environmental and societal aspects of your project from this design stage.
We outline solutions for each stage of the life cycle:
– Integrate the principles of responsible communication as well as all legal aspects from the message design stage,
– Combine media for carefully integrated multi-channel communication,
– Calculate the environmental impact of each product and estimate their overall costs (TCO),
– Choose expert partners who implement QSE-RSE approaches within their organizations,
– Promote production with the appropriate sector (EA, ESAT and SIAE establishments),
– Buy traced, certified or even recycled materials to help protect the environment and the populations concerned,
– Choose packaging that will optimize your loads,
– Limit distances to reduce emissions while assessing the environmental impact of these means of transport and their societal cost
– Control and audit production and factories
– Anticipate the end of use of products to integrate them into a new cycle of use (collection, reuse, recycling and upcycling).
– Compensate for residual production emissions through non-profit projects
To do this, our teams use the CSR integrated management system on a daily basis as a tool for managing this process as part of a continuous improvement policy.