[Climat] Haribo, Onet, Snef… 66 companies will review their models

Just a few months after its creation, CEC Provence Corse, the regional offshoot of the Convention of Climate Companies (CEC), officially launches its local training this Thursday, January 19, in Lourmarin (84). His mission: ” encourage companies to rethink their business models within planetary boundaries “, points out the tandem of Fanny Morelle and Mélanie Jeanneret, co-organizers of the regional project, during the breakfast presentation held on the 30th floor of La Marseillaise tower (2nd). The initiative aims to promote the local ecological transition ” Making the transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy unstoppable by 2030 “. To say the least, this well-known common interest association, chaired by the founding director of the E+P agency Nicolas Chabert, will be very difficult to debut.

The transition will not happen without companies.

Melanie Jeanneret

The pilot is driven at the speed of the national course ” succeeded », in an event with 150 French companies from September 2021 to June 2022, CEC Provence Corse found the right words to appeal to the region’s most influential private players and convince them to take part in its journey. The 2023 regional promotion therefore brings together 66 institutions and companies mainly located in the Bouches-du-Rhône, including leaders Haribo, Onet, Snef Group, Corsica Linea or Bourbon – CMA CGM or large there are no industrialists. On the other hand. More specifically, this class consists of 53% independent, 17% family businesses and 14% groups. All this just takes seven billion euros in circulation, and represents more than 100,000 employees. There is no doubt that these economic leaders are influencing the regional carbon footprint today.

CEC Provence Corse: a surprising economic model

The Business Environment Convention (CEC) was originally the brainchild of former Michelin boss Eric Duverger. It is based on a rather surprising economic model in which voluntary actions play an important role. The association is financed both by donations of its participants and by grants from foundations, private or public institutions, such as the Southern Region and the Ministry of Ecological Transition. It is also supported by a committee of guarantors including Ademe and BPI France. There are 5 regional CECs and one CEC consulting dedicated to consulting firms.

2021 national program participant Nicolas Ponson (Redman) testifies to his experience (credit: RL)

Structures of all sizes and from all sectors are ready to commit

For about eight months, these 66 structures of all sizes and from all sectors of activity will follow a radical improvement in climate issues. Each company will mobilize a manager and a CSR manager. The couples will attend a six-session educational and practical course starting January 19. Accumulating maximum knowledge is enough to better adapt to the world of tomorrow and perhaps make it more livable. ” The idea is that a leader becomes a prophet in his company on environmental issues “Coach Cyril Carillon explains. At the end of the course in October, each structure will draw up its own road map.” towards a new regenerative and ambitious model for the planet and will contribute to three collaborative projects.

The six-step journey and commitments

The first two-and-a-half-day session will begin on January 19 in Lourmarin. With the presence of coaches, witness companies, graduates and facilitators, the participants will be presented with a fresco of the climate, and then they will be informed by scientists and climate experts from IMTE and Grec Sud. During the sessions, companies will have to master environmental problems, discuss with other participants, find a method of adaptation and define a new project. business model. Finally, next October they will write a roadmap of their commitments to 2030.

A six-step journey

Climate: change the model today to grow your business tomorrow

On Tuesday, January 17, the leader of Redman, one of the participants of the national program implemented by the CEC, Nicholas Ponson, gives a statement to the press. ” True, first we changed our model and paidremembers someone who is also an ambassador for the Impact France movement, but ultimately we have never been economically successful since we took that turn “. According to him, the process of transition to regenerative logic is a kind of facilitation”. opens up a field of possibilities », especially against labels. It also makes it possible to win more files in a French political situation where environmentalism is gaining momentum. At the end of the first regional course, the CEC Provence Corse will draw up a map of virtuous projects. Over the years, he account for the threshold effect “, explains Nicolas Chabert, to attract maximum structures to his approach and build a strong alumni community in the long term.

Our interview with CEC Provence Corse co-driver Mélanie Jeanneret

Useful links:

> Climate: “the transition will not happen without companies” (Mélanie Jeanneret)
> Redman launches Essentiel, property company focused on SSE

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