Concrete actions from CNR to raise employee awareness
CNR holds the Rhône concession for hydroelectricity production, river transport and agricultural water use, and is France’s leading producer of exclusively renewable energy. CNR’s strategy is part of a global vision serving the regions, energy transition and the development of renewable energies.
CNR has chosen to use the opportunity of ESDW to implement concrete actions among its employees in favour of society, focused on various aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility.
During ESDW, CNR is therefore sorting and archiving items from its offices, and working with a local association that collects objects initially intended for scrap, and then sorts, recycles and sells them at a low price. This is a job integration workshop (ACI) that forms part of the social and solidarity economy circuit.
In addition, on 22 September, 800 CNR employees took part in the Mobility Challenge organised by the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region. The idea is to avoid commuting alone by car, promoting “clean” modes of transport such as cycling, walking, train, bus and also car-pooling and teleworking. Working from home is considered to be a “saved journey” that reduces the environmental impact of commuting.
Waste collection in the backwaters of the Rhône using paddle boards is also planned, as is the cleaning/archiving of computer data (mailboxes and servers) to remove duplicates. Eco-friendly gestures are also in the spotlight with a focus on print-outs, disposable tableware and plastic bottles and air conditioning/heating of offices.
Finally, from 28 September to 2 October, “5 days, 5 preconceptions” will take place, aiming to demolish received wisdom about CSR (“I’ve got better things to do than CSR”, “it’s a minority issue”, “CSR doesn’t benefit employees”, etc.) through video stories from representatives of CNR’s internal CSR network.
There is a host of concrete actions taking place at ENGIE, during Sustainable Development Week and every other day of the year. The Group’s commitments are even included in its new purpose statement.