GPV's environmental approach has become an essential component in improving the overall performance of the company.
To assess this performance, the company has put action plans in place with four major aims:
- Reducing our carbon footprint
Climate change has financial and environmental repercussions that affect the profitability of many companies. In order to help curb this phenomenon, GPV France decided to implement an assessment programme for its carbon footprint that involves keeping a record of its CO2 emissions. Our carbon footprint was assessed using a perimeter that includes CO2 emissions linked to the use of raw materials, the process of manufacturing, employees' journeys and adminsitrative activities.
- Contributing to sustainable forest management by favouring the use of eco-approved raw materials
By favouring the use of paper from sustainable forests, GPV France is helping to preserve our wood resources. The decision to buy approved raw materials means GPV France can guarantee the sources of its supplies. By implementing this purchasing policy early on, GPV France was able to anticipate RBUE EUROPEAN regulation, whose aim is to combat illegal logging.
- Reducing our waste volume and our impact to water and the atmosphere
In any industrial activity, waste production needs rigorous management that must be controlled in order to meet regulatory requirements and minimise the impact on production costs. Similarly, adjusting the amount of waste reduces the risk of direct or indirect pollution in the natural environment. Water and the atmosphere are essential elements of life. This is why GPV France believes it is imperative to preserve their quality. Althouh the impact we have on these elements remains low, our policy is to undertake actions to improve the quality of our waste.
- Promoting the purchase and use of eco-friendly products
Eco-design is an effective proactive approach to improve the environmental performance of a product in all its components: choice of materials and mode of production, distribution and consumption. For eco-design to make sense, the consumer must understand its value and make this part of their purchasing decision-making process.
The actions we have implemented are ongoing, rigorously undertaken by all our departments, audited regularly by independent bodies and improved upon through the close involvement of all of our staff.
We include all of our partners, shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers in this policy, whether they are directly or indirectly involved in our company, and we endeavour to keep them regularly informed on the development of our areas of progress.
Undertaken in the aim of acting on the environmental impact of our business, our actions contribute to the sustainability of the mail industry.
To find out more about our environmental approach, take a look at our sustainable development brochure:
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