Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been at the heart of our values. Our management teams and employees have always readily adopted these ideas by taking initiatives and placing such concerns at the heart of our social dialogue. Our devolved CSR organisation has progressed considerably over the last three years. The challenge is to maintain the dynamics of this devolution by giving a voice to all, employees, managers and directors alike.
At the beginning, cross-departmental groups were set up in our subsidiaries to respond to the expectations expressed by our employees through our quality-of-life-at-work survey in 2017. In order to better coordinate the initiatives taken in our subsidiaries. we saw the need for the Thermavert group. Its role is to exchange information on the initiatives and projects carried out in the subsidiaries and to coordinate the various actions.
CSR is a key topic in our subsidiaries through their management committees. Their role is to lead, motivate and provide staff with the wherewithal to carry out their missions in the social and environmental fields.
In 2020 we created a Sustainable Development Committee, Mathilde Yagoubi, independent director, now chairs this committee. Laurence Paganini and Olivier de la Clergerie, independent directors, are members. Three permanent guests attend the meetings. Its general mission is to assist the Board of Directors in monitoring issues relating to Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Executive Committee is where decisions are made. We set the sustainable development targets and agree on the action plans to be implemented to achieve them. It is also an information-sharing platform on initiatives taken in the subsidiaries to best utilise the experiences of others.
The Board of Directors challenges the Executive Committee on its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Board members monitor the progress of the action plans and, at Board level, share the best practices identified through their experiences in the context of their professional responsibility outside our Group.