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Sofraser winner of the CSR Challenge Trophy

Sofraser, as a member Ana Bell Group is proud to have been awarded the CSR Challenge Trophy in the environmental category.

In the early 2000s, we pioneered the Global Performance of the Young Leaders Centre (CJD) and AFNOR’s 1000NR approach.

This trophy, more than just certifications, is for us a strong signal that our commitments are consistent and that they bring real added value to the territory.

For Sofraser, more than 65% of supplies are local (nearer and/or more sustainable purchasing policy). Supplier evaluation criteria take into account remoteness and CSR commitments.

Our viscometers, which are eco-designed to be as robust as possible, reusable, fully removable and recyclable, operate 24/7 for decades, are the best ambassadors of our CSR commitment, and allow us to control manufacturing processes in order to ensure final quality and minimise materials consumed and waste.

For 15 years, our consumption has been monitored and analysed and we have taken action to save resources: installation of a geothermal system, insulation, replacement of the opening, precise monitoring of consumption by use, formation of an energy referent. Actions already taken have led to a 30% reduction in energy consumption and a 50% reduction in water consumption. We reuse cartons for packaging and never buy cushions but use shredded paper. And to limit transport-related emissions, we favour short-circuit shopping, teleworking, remote after-sales service, cycling, and we have defined a rule favouring the train over the car or plane.

CSR policies are a real challenge for the future of companies and this trophy is an opportunity to inspire other companies to embark on a strong CSR policy that brings real added value to the actions taken by the company and its teams. We believe that another business model is possible. A model of sharing values, space, skills and knowledge. At Sofraser, we believe in circularity and the virtuous circle of cooperation.