SPIE has been awarded 'Gold' status by EcoVadis. By ranking SPIE amongst the 300 leading companies out of the 30,000 assessed, the ratings agency has recognised the progress made by the Group and its subsidiaries. The assessment focused on four key criteria: the environment, ethics/fair business practices, social issues, and the responsible nature of SPIE's purchases.
We seek economic performance through strong business ethics, mutual trust and long term relationships with all our stakeholders.
Employee shareholding is part of SPIE’s culture with employees being the Group's largest shareholder with more than 6% of SPIE's capital.
This initiative began over 20 years ago. Since that time, we have pursued employee shareholding in various forms, such as when the company was bought out by its employees in 1997, and subsequently during the two LBOs, and finally in its current form since our IPO in 2015.
The Group’s employees are now SPIE’s largest shareholder. This strong representation is a sign of confidence and a proof of their willingness to be associated with the company’s performance on a long-term basis. We will continue to regularly offer all employees the opportunity to buy into the Group’s capital or to increase their holding, under the advantageous terms of employee savings plans.Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SPIE Gauthier Louette
EcoVadis Gold Award
As the world's leading supplier CSR ratings agency, EcoVadis has been tasked with assessing SPIE's sustainability performance since 2010.
SPIE features among the companies with the best-performing corporate social responsibility policies according to the ratings established by the EcoVadis platform. The Group's score has continued to improve across the 21 environmental, social, ethical and sustainable purchasing evaluation criteria. SPIE particularly distinguishes itself in the area of sustainable purchasing.
The EcoVadis rating covers a broad range of non-financial management systems, including Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement impacts.
EcoVadis commended SPIE on boosting its investment programme in sustainable development: on its dialogue with stakeholders and the implementation of new policies and initiatives aimed at managing CSR risks, whether these be environmental, social or financial.
"In the fight against climate change, SPIE is definitively part of the solution. Our contribution is focused on the energy efficiency of buildings, services for electricity grids, the shift to renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility. These long-term drivers are core to the upcoming stimulus plans all across Europe", says Gauthier Louette, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SPIE.
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