Working towards a more responsible, more sustainable society

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means applying the principles of sustainable development to our organisation and the way we work. Cerema plays an active role in assessing and supporting public policies for the ecological transition and regional development.

The 2030 Agenda’s ambition to transform the world we live in by delivering an ecological and inclusive transition by 2030 has been factored into our Cerem’Avenir transformation plan. Thus, the CSR strategy expresses Cerema’s commitment to delivering the government’s sustainable development strategy, along with public expertise to serve our regions.

To mark the launch of our CSR strategy, on 10 October 2019, Cerema and the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development (CGDD) signed the sustainable development charter for public companies and bodies. Our commitments as part of the CSR strategy are as follows:

  • Implementing Cerema’s strategy

  • Highlighting Cerema’s added value with regard to the major challenges facing our regions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGD)

  • A collective effort to enhance quality of life in the workplace

CSR Governance

The CSR strategy is governed by the quality management system’s Strategy-Governance process.
This process enables us to guarantee that good practices are shared, and that there is a constant focus on continuous improvement. It is based on leveraging our internal resources, benchmarking and analysing Cerema’s challenges under the SDG, and delivering of concrete actions on both a local and national level.

Cerema has already taken a number of steps to consolidate its sustainable development strategy, in terms of both the work it does and how it is organised. Within our different departments, a number of actions have been taken internally to reduce energy consumption (Cube 2020), bring organic produce into the staff canteen, and to set up vegetable patches on our sites... to name but a few.

These initiatives help Cerema to bolster its overall performance (finances, team spirit, and society) and to raise awareness of CSR amongst its clients, partners, and suppliers, by making its desire to set the standard in social responsibility known.