BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE-COMTE: Business convention for climate in 2023

Sixty economic decision-makers will present roadmaps for transforming business models in line with European targets for reducing carbon emissions.

Top 10 leaders from the region have been selected to attend the March-December 2023 Business Climate Convention (BCC) in Bourgogne-Franche-Côte. They are the precursors of a collective of 60 people who make economic decisions. will meet in 10 months for a radical and ambitious journey. They will present 60 roadmaps to transform business models in line with planetary constraints and Europe’s carbon emission reduction targets. Together, these organizations will be the leaders and accelerators of the ecological transition of our area.

CEC Bourgogne Franche-Comté organizes a field trip between March and December 2023, inspired by the first national edition of the Climate Companies Convention, which brings together 150 companies from all over France from September 2021 to July 2022. He presents his first visit today. 10 waves of local leaders have been selected.

These 10 companies have a total of about 5,000 employees and a turnover of more than 760 million euros.

They and they will spend 9 days over 9 months on a 6-session “learning” course that covers everything from climate and environmental observation to road map development and sharing.

They and they will participate in collaborative projects between companies and participating organizations and regional actors that contribute to the ecological transition and sustainability of the area during the course.

Leaders sign a charter of participation indicating their commitment to the CEC’s approach and course.

First wave of 10 managers recruited for CEC Bourgogne Franche-Comté

ACTA Mobilier – Alain Genet, Chairman – 124 employees – capital goods manufacturing sector – Monéteau (89)
Château du Fey – Jessica Flore Angel – 11 employees – accommodation and catering – Château du Fey (89)
La Compagnie Dumas – Edouard Dumas, Managing Director – 48 employees – capital goods manufacturing sector – Tonnerre (89)
Delfingen – Christophe Clerc, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer – 3500 employees – transport sector – headquarters Anteuil (25)
DOMANYS – Karine Lascols, Managing Director – 161 employees – Real estate sector – Auxerre (89)
Holidays – Matthieu Chapuis, Deputy Managing Director – 300 employees – accommodation and catering sector – Chemilly sur Yonne (89)
GEFICCA – Vincent Desnost, Managing Director – 84 employees – industrial products manufacturing sector – Cosne sur Loire (58)
GRDF – Thierry Gay, Area Director Bourgogne Franche-Comté – 500 employees – industrial products manufacturing sector – headquarters in Longwich (21)
Hydroprocess – Michèle Dereims, joint manager – 22 employees – industrial products manufacturing sector – Châlon sur Saône (71)
Naudet Kindergartens – Pierre Naudet, Deputy Director – 250 employees – agricultural sector – Leuglay (21)

In addition to the sectoral, geographic and economic diversity of these companies, there is real diversity in the level and nature of environmental commitments. Some leaders are at the beginning of the journey, others are more advanced, others have made the environmental and solidarity transition their primary cause. They all share the same challenge of sustainably transforming their businesses and collaborating to restore ecosystems and stay true to their territories.

CEC’s work program is designed to help them do this.

And now?

Recruitment of managers continues. We encourage you to apply through Each selected manager will appoint a “Planet Champion” within his company who will act as a replacement during the Convention and who will be the standard bearer of the results of the work of CEC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté within his company.

The full list of 60 participating companies will be announced at the end of February 2023. The course draws on leading experts and methodologies, a network of guarantors (BPI, Ademe, Shift Project, etc.) and partners, and inspiring feedback. . Participants work in collective exploration to build a roadmap and create collaboration among themselves and with their ecosystem.

Why did the 10 selected people apply to the CEC?

ACTA Furniture – Alain Genet
“The climate is deteriorating and the future of our planet is at stake. The situation is serious. There is still time to act. Each of us has a role to play and ACTA as a company wants to do its part to move towards a planet-friendly economy. Our company has been working for several years to reduce its impact on the environment and today we want to accelerate this strategy, its main points are: To be sustainable and to make a profitable approach that allows us to invest time and capital. Making it an original, methodical approach based on scientific reasoning. Getting every ACTA employee on board and leaving no one behind. We want to contribute to the success of CEC BF-C to the best of our ability. We will listen, collaborate and meet participating companies. We will put our skills and beliefs at the service of this collaboration so that LEAN can be the decisive success factor for this important strategic change. »

Château du Fey – Jessica Flore Angel
“We want to meet other leaders who are trying to make things happen. Build links and learn in the area »

The Dumas Company – Edouard Dumas
“Compagnie Dumas wants to participate in the CEC because, 10 years after our first carbon assessment and as long after our CSR initiatives, we understand that in order to move forward, we need to participate in the restructuring of our sector and our economic environment. As a textile and furniture SME located in an area strongly affected by deindustrialization, we believe that participating in green reindustrialization requires a company’s civic engagement. We are also well aware that such a commitment will help us move forward in terms of environmental impacts and predict future changes. Therefore, we are extremely enthusiastic to participate in the CEC. »

Delfingen – Christophe Clerc
“There is a big transition in the mobility sector to adapt to the Paris agreements. Reinventing a sustainable economic model, creating a network of partners who share the same goals, helping drive the automotive sector to accelerate this change. These are the reasons that led Delfingen to participate in the CEC. Convinced of the excellence of the course offered by the National CEC, we want to contribute to the success of Delfingen in the area where it is established. »

DOMANYS – Karine Lascols
“To think deeply about our strategy for the coming years, combining the issues of protecting people and the planet. To eat, this reflection, exchange with other companies from different sectors. To “grow” from this unique collective experience! »

Holidays – Matthieu Chapuis
“FESTINS wants to participate in the CEC because we believe that our catering company and ready meals manufacturer (food industry) have a strong social and environmental responsibility. We use mostly single-use packaging (plastic, aluminum, cardboard and reed pulp) and hope to reduce this impact. Our high energy and water consumption is also a problem we want to optimize. Thanks to the synergy of the group, we want to enrich ourselves with good practices and find solutions, as well as share our experience with other companies. It’s time to act for the climate! We have the will to innovate, improve and be a leader in sustainable development. »

GEFICCA – Vincent Desnost
“GEFICCA, an industrial company in the field of design and processing of rubber parts, is constantly trying to reduce its impact on the environment. Therefore, this approach is in line with our ISO 14001 certification, Eco-Flux diagnosis in 2021 and decarbonization operation starting in 2022.”

GRDF – Thierry Gay
“We have been involved in the energy transition for years because we realized about 15 years ago that we could not be a distributor of fossil energy in the long term. Since then, we have been working on the development of renewable gas projects in locally distributed areas thanks to the existing distribution network under short-circuit conditions. Mobilization is important because France currently has green energy production equal to the production of 1-2 nuclear power plants. In this context, Bourgogne Franche-Comté is one of the most important regions of these projects. It seems important for us to share these values ​​of commitment to the energy transition in our network of companies.”

Hydroprocessing – Michel Dereims
“From the beginning of 2022, already engaged in a CSR approach with the aim of becoming a regenerative company that promotes the development of our staff, this program today seems perfectly suited for us to acquire skills, improve our experiences and exchange with other entrepreneurs. . »

Naudet Nursery – Pierre Naudet
“Implement the dynamics to achieve a more sustainable business model. Enjoy the energy of the group. Be trained, develop, learn, accompany. »

About the Business Environment Convention (CEC).
As a follow-up to the Citizen Climate Convention (CCC), the Business Environment Convention (BEC) brought together a diverse group of 150 leading companies for nearly a year, from September 2021 to July 2022. mission and independent experts. The stated goal of the CEC was to organize a redefinition of the business models of the companies represented in the direction of sobriety and to encourage the formation of ambitious proposals from the economic world in favor of the ecological transition.
On the occasion of its sixth and last session, on July 1, 2022, the convention, which brings together 350,000 workers for a turnover of 75 billion, presented 150 roadmaps and voted on 10 ambitious proposals in favor of the ecological transition. In October 2022, the CEC will disclose all the work done jointly by each contingent member: the CEC’s final report, containing systematic recommendations and feedback, will be presented to public decision-makers. The mission of CEC is to participate in accelerating the definition of the new economy.

About CEC Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Among the participants of the CEC, 1 company from the Burgundy France-Comté region joined the organizing team to make the area benefit from this course. Thus, CEC Bourgogne Franche-Comté is the territorial version after the national edition.
The CEC is supported by the common interest association Bourgogne Franche-Comté and supported by the national association Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat. Its goal is to accelerate the transition of the local economic structure to a regenerative model by attracting 120 leaders from 60 organizations, companies, associations and institutions in the area, from all sectors of activity and of all sizes.


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