Our philosophy

Our philosophy

The CHIMIREC Group's Philosophy

In its constant bid for improvement, the CHIMIREC Group has endeavoured to achieve the combined certification of the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard, the ISO 18001 Health and Safety standard and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard for all its subsidiaries and for all its activities. Today 93% of the Group's employees work on a threefold certified site.

At the beginning of 2009 CHIMIREC signed up to the ‘Grenelle de l'Environnement' (Environment Round Table Governmental Initiative) national campaign by establishing a carbon footprint for all its facilities and treatment centres.

Our new objective is to involve the Group in a programm of sustainable development by:

  • embracing our sustainable development charter from the end of 2009 and ;
  • creating an ambitious project in 2010 based on the 3 pillars of sustainable development (Economic, Social and Environmental).

In addition to these programmes, CHIMIREC, by committing the Group over the medium term, will operate a strict ethical approach in the following areas:

Customers and suppliers:

  • respect for clients and for the confidentiality of the information supplied.
  • competitiveness in our prices (from a stance of healthy competition).
  • creation of systems that enable us to avoid any deviation from good practice or any conflict of interest in how we deal with our clients and suppliers.
  • choice of suppliers that allows sustainable and eco-responsible purchasing.

At work:

  • Protection for people as part of a health and safety policy Implementation of practices that optimize hygiene (improvement programm for changing rooms and working conditions) and prevention (vaccinations, blood tests, etc.).
  • Respect for an individual's personal life.
  • Vigilance in relation to undeclared work (this vigilance also applies to our suppliers).

The environment:

  • Transparency vis-à-vis stakeholders when it comes to projects and operations (active participation on ‘Commissions Locales d'Information et de Surveillance' [Local Information and Surveillance Committees]).
  • Preference for recovery on waste treatment routes and in our investment choices.