Social responsibility : Our commitments
By the very nature of its business, Saur is committed to environmental protection and public service missions in regions in which we serve. Both of these facts strenghten our sense of social responsibility.
In all its sectors of activities, the Group realises its social responsibility in two ways:
- internally to work within its three founding principles of progressive people development, environmental protection and financial performance in the context of its business activities.
- by supporting local authorities and industry in their commitment to sustainable regional development. Whether acting alone or as a member of a network, we mobilize ourselves to anticipate and accompany the changes in society, infuse innovation and respond to the environmental and societal challenges of the territories.
Saur three high priority challenges
Our CSR commitment is built on three unifying cornerstones that guide our day-to-day action.
Collective progress and local value creation
As a local stakeholder and partner of local authorities and industrial companies, the Saur Group aims to make a positive contribution to the vitality of the communities it serves on a daily basis. We drive innovation and invest in digital technologies to reinvent the services we offer, upgrade the relationship we have with our customers and deliver increasingly high levels of added value and customer satisfaction. We maintain an honest and straightforward dialogue with our stakeholders to enhance our partnerships for shared progress, to support the socio-economic fabric of the local authority regions we operate in and to respect the living environment of residents living near our facilities.
Protection and enhancement of local and regional resources
Given the pressure on natural and financial resources, we work and innovate alongside our partners and suppliers to develop bespoke solutions that make optimum use of resources and reduce our impact on the environment. By harnessing the power of digital technology, we make data gathering and analysis a central factor in the environmental performance of our customers and the communities they serve.
A company on the human scale
Against a background of transformational change in our specialist services and organisational structures, we seek to maintain a supportive mindset and facilitate the engagement of our employees, ambassadors in the day-to-day life of the company. Supporting career development, ensuring the safety of our people and maintaining real equality of opportunity are concerns central to the Group and its human resources policy.
A transparent communication
Since 2008, the Group publishes its annual corporate social responsibility report to update its commitments and environmental performances indicators.
Saur supports the Global Compact and the sustainable development goals
The Global Compact is an international initiative launched in 2000 by the United Nations. It seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
As a member of the UN Global Compact since 2003, Saur is committed to acting within its own sphere of influence to support and promote the universal principles of the Global Compact.
Saur now places its action in the framework of the new sustainable development agenda. Adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, it sets 17 priority sustainable development goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.
As part of its corporate sustainability policy, Saur contributes, according to its means, to the achievement of these objectives and prioritizes its action around 6 main objectives directly related to its core business.