Groupe Eurotunnel SA wins prize for “Best CSR Policy for a Major Group”
The Eurotunnel Group has won First Prize in the category for “Best CSR Policy for a Major Group”, ahead of Nespresso France SAS and Groupe Agrica, at the 1st “Nuit de l’Entreprise Solidaire et Responsable” on Monday 28 October 2013 in the presence of the French Minister for l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire et de la Consommation, Benoît Hamon.
This award is in recognition of the work the Eurotunnel Group has done since the outset in terms of sustainable development and validates the daily commitment to the responsible growth, built on values of social cohesion and dialogue.
The Channel Tunnel was conceived according to the tenets of sustainable development, bringing together both economic and community issues, the development of the surrounding region and environmental responsibility. The Channel Tunnel provides a broad range of transport options, all of which have only a minor impact on the environment and which are completely separate from the submarine ecosystem in the short straits. The Eurotunnel Group is determined to lead the sustainable transport sector. Between 2006 and 2011, the Group reduced its carbon footprint and its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and has a permanent objective to continue this reduction by 3% per year.
As a major player in the development of the local economy, the Eurotunnel Group has generated more than 8,500 direct, indirect and induced jobs in Kent and the Pas-de-Calais. The Eurotunnel Group also works with its local community supporting sustainable projects and local initiatives like the signature of a partnership agreement with APF Enterprises, the economic network of the French Association for the Paralysed.