Ethics and CSR commitments

Ethics and corruption, quality, safety, the environment and citizenship: find out more about CNIM's CSR commitments.

Consult the CNIM Group 2018 Declaration of non-financial performance and access:

- the dialogue with partners,

- the business model

- and the materiality of non-financial considerations graphs.

To find out more about our extra-financial scoring, click here.

CNIM provides a response to the twin challenges of driving energy efficiencies for its clients and reducing the environmental impact of its activities – at the Group’s own sites, as well as those of its customers.

CNIM has established a proactive CSR approach and is committed to building balanced, long-lasting relationships with all of its partners as it develops the Group’s business activities.

Nicolas Dmitrieff, Chairman of the Management Board

Business Ethics

Compliance with the CNIM Group ethical and corruption risks management program must be the responsibility of all and is a priority, as the development of the Group depends on the confidence it inspires in its customers, its employees, its shareholders and its private and public-sector partners. This program is based on:

1- The following publicly available documents:

Charter of Ethics
Anti-corruption Code of conduct
Purchasing Code of Ethics
Modern slavery act transparency statement
Stock Market Ethics and Confidentiality charter

2 - The following internal procedures, available to all CNIM Group staff through the CNIM Intranet:

Selection and management of sales agents procedure
Corruption risk in (potential) Partnerships procedure
Gifts and invitations procedure
Whistleblowing procedure

3 - A whistleblowing system, enabling CNIM Group employees as well as external or occasional employees and third parties, to issue an alert, in accordance with the "Sapin II" law of 9 December 2016, relating to transparency, anti-corruption and economic modernization.

You wish to consult a summary of the contents of the charters, codes and internal procedures structuring the CNIM Group ethical and corruption risks management program, click here.

Environmental impact

As part of its sustainability policy, and the Group’s environmental responsibilities, CNIM has developed a preventive approach to the impact of its activities on the environment. Monitoring the evolving regulatory requirements and technology trends, deploying training programs, and communicating both internally and externally are all part of the Group’s commitment to quality, hygiene, safety and the environment.

Consult the Green House Gas Balance

Quality, Safety, the Environment

CNIM is extremely rigorous in matters of prevention, respecting the staff health and safety regulations, and environmental protection. This commitment is shared by employees at every level of the organization and is reflected in the numerous certifications achieved in the areas of quality, health and safety, and the preservation of the environment.

Consult the Certification Chart

HR commitments

CNIM’s commitments cover the full range of HR topics: recruitment, career development, professional training, the work-life balance, and health and safety in the workplace.

CNIM also takes action to provide employment, career development and training for people with disabilities, and to promote diversity in the workforce.

Learn more about our HR commitments

Group citizenship

CNIM is committed to good citizenship and takes part in a range of activities that are aligned with its core skills and the local communities. The Group supports schools, along with associations for those on the margins of society, and is also involved with local enterprise and professional organizations.

Find out the organizations to which CNIM is affiliated

CSR and greenhouse gas publications

For several years, CNIM has been providing annual reports on the social and environmental impacts of its activities, as part of its Registration Document filing to France’s financial markets authority, the AMF. The Group also publishes annual figures on its greenhouse gas emissions.

Our CSR and greenhouse gas publications since 2012

2019 CSR highlights

CNIM labellisé HappyIndex® /Trainees par ChooseMyCompany This distinction is based on a survey conducted among CNIM's work-study students and trainees, nearly 80% of whom recommend the company.

An average gender pay gap well below the European rate The average pay gap between men and women in the CNIM Group is 3.7%. This rate should be compared to the pay gap between men and women, which is 16% in the European Union (2016 data, source ILO). 

Recruitment: increase in the share of women In 2019, more than half of all new hires were under 35 years of age and nearly one in four new hires were women, which tends to confirm the increase in the proportion of women in the Group. 

Internal trainers who pass on their knowledge Internal trainers are employees who have mastered a skill and/or know-how, and who are willing to pass it on to other employees of the group. The CNIM Group makes a point of developing its own training modules, adapted to the specific nature of its markets and business lines, by leading and supporting the internal trainers on the pedagogical level, as well as by providing them with digital tools. 

Decrease in occupational accidents and their severity The workplace accident frequency rate (9.85) and severity rate (0.26) are significantly better than in previous years, illustrating the daily investment of all players in accident prevention and the continuous improvement initiatives implemented as part of the health and safety certifications of the Group companies.

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility achieves five-star grading in the British Safety Council’s Occupational Health and Safety Audit The audit demonstrates the company’s commitment towards the continual improvement of its health and safety management systems and associated arrangements.

1,200 days without an accident In 2019, no lost-time accidents were recorded at the Lagoubran manufacturing site in La Seyne-sur-Mer. 

SUNCNIM and Banque des Territoires inaugurated the world's first Fresnel type thermodynamic solar energy plant with energy storage in Llo, Occitania With a power output of 9 MWe and thermal energy storage, i.e. the electricity consumption of more than 6,000 homes, the Llo power plant produces electricity both during the day and part of the night.

Oceanwings®, the new wind propulsion system installed aboard Energy Observer.  An important step has been taken for both partners CNIM & VPLP Design with the installation of 2 Oceanwings®, 2 smart wingsails, aboard the Energy Observer. It is a world first for a ship of this size (30.5m long and 12.8m wide).

Bertin Energy Environment looking for green energy supply solutions for the giant SKA radio telescope BEE, a Business Unit of Bertin Technologies, a CNIM Group subsidiary, is supported by the French private sector research and assistance fund (FASEP) to study possible energy supply solutions for the South African part of this large radio telescope. The company will thus offer SKAO (SKA Organization) and SARAO (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory) scenarios for an economical, reliable and environmentally friendly energy supply.

Bertin Energie Environnement equips the largest photovoltaic power plant with storage in France A few days ago, Total Quadran inaugurated the Boulouparis 2 power plant in New Caledonia. Bertin Energie Environnement provided its ENERBIRD solution which ensures the control, optimization and monitoring of hybrid power plants. It makes it possible to define the optimal production program for the plant based on weather forecasts. The objective is to maximize the producer's income while minimizing battery degradation.

6 June 2019: Inauguration of the new Syctom sorting centre in Paris XVII  Designed, developed and operated by a group of companies of which CNIM is the representative, the centre meets the challenges of the energy transition by preparing the waste of nearly one million inhabitants for recycling.

Reuse of computer equipment  Since 2014, the CNIM Group has signed partnership agreements with Sheltered Workshops, in order to recycle or recondition the used IT equipment of all its subsidiaries in France, and to sort and recycle waste from tertiary sites. In 2019, 4.6 tonnes of equipment were collected, with a reuse rate of over 65%. Given the low recyclability of this equipment and its strong environmental impact, the results of this partnership are very positive.