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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Respect for the environment is a fundamental value for Stéarinerie Dubois.

The company's ISO 14001 certification, in 2015, materialized Dubois' efforts to enter the era of "green chemistry": a chemistry respectful of its environment, conscious of itself and its impact on our planet, inscribed in a dynamic of perpetual improvement. Throughout our value chain, from the selection of our raw materials, from the first steps of production to the marketing of products, our ambition is to be a producer with positive impact on environment and people. 

In the context of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, Dubois actively engages, alongside its stakeholders, in the Sustainable Development Goals, new pillars of the implementation of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). This implies increased attention to the various lines of reflection proposed, especially around the environment.

 
 

... within a protected natural park

 

The production site of Dubois is located on the banks of the Creuse, Scoury. It is therefore within the territory of the Regional Natural Park of Brenne. This mosaic of ponds, heathlands, meadows and valleys is home to an unparalleled diversity of species, including a large number of migratory birds. This richness and singularity has earned it a Ramsar Convention nomination, spearheading the progress made in the conservation and wise use of all wetlands in the 169 member countries of the convention.

For Dubois, it is therefore crucial to be able to work without altering this exceptional framework. It is with pleasure and commitment that we have adapted our production methods in this way. A biological wastewater treatment plant was opened in 2003 to leave no trace of our products in the water, which is so precious in this exceptional range of ponds, lakes and marshes. Our waste is also treated and valued. In particular, sludge from the wastewater treatment plant is used for spreading on the surrounding farmland.

 

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Social responsibility

 

The Stéarinerie Dubois is animated by an ethics resolutely turned towards the human.

Professional Equality Index 2019 : 76/100

Our membership of the United Nations Global Compact program leads us to rethink our impact on the world around us and especially on its people.

The writing of our ethical charter formalizes our values and what we implement to make them live every day.

>> Download our ethics code

We pay particular attention to our palm oil derivatives supply chain

>> Download our Palm oil position

In may 2018, we publish our first CSR Report to share our results with our stakeholders.

>> Download the 2019 CSR Report.

>> Download past CSR Reports.

 
 

COMMITMENT STATEMENT BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF STEARINERIE DUBOIS

The history of Stéarinerie Dubois, its professional activities and its values perpetuates a tradition of responsibility that I uphold. I want to pursue our mission by building a company that is responsible and civic-minded, toward its employees, its clients and the communities .

It is essential in our field to maintain total compliance with regulatory obligat ions . It is very important to me that Stéarinerie Dubois be consistent and irreproachable on this point .

Convinced that an active commitment to sustainable development is a necessity, and keen to help our customers’ progress and anticipate future legal requirements, I am aware that our reputation and appeal are at stake. Therefore, I want to nurture a corporate model in which environmental , societal and economic performance all benefit each other.

The Paris Agreement on Climate and Global Warming of 12 December 2015 provided a universal framework for further action by the international community. The National Low Carbon Strategy and the Multi-Year Energy Programme of 23 April 2020 sets the French trajectory for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

As part of our CSR strategy, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, we have developed targeted actions in favour of the climate, at both production level as well as along the supply chain in conjunction with our suppliers.

Today we are resolutely turned towards an eco-responsible future because environmental and biodiversity issues have become more crucial than ever and affirm our desire to accelerate our ecological transition.

It is thanks to the continued deployment of a bold climate policy launched in 2020 on the occasion of our bicentenary, that we will align ourselves with France's greenhouse gas emissions reduction trajectory. We are proud to bring the values of the Paris Agreement to our stakeholders”.

The strengthening of our environmental policy aims to reduce our own footprint, but also to catalyse it by involving our suppliers. Indeed, it is with our contribution that our major customers will be able to achieve all their climate objectives and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, as some of them have committed to do.

This statement and ethics code reflects Stéarinerie Dubois’s will to take responsibility alongside its clients and employees to help build a better future together.

Hervé GONDRAND - Directeur Général

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