Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) aims to mitigate the environmental, social, economic and ethical impact of our business and we take our mission seriously.
Placing our CSR commitments at the heart of our strategy means taking concrete action to promote safety, quality and respect for the environment on a daily basis. To this end, all our teams are mobilized to meet the main challenges we have identified: commitment to the climate, naturalness, responsible sourcing, sustainable mobility, etc.
We are always looking for the best solutions. And we are more motivated than ever to make excellence our only reference.
Ethics in our supply chain and well-being at work
Reduce our environmental footprint and act against climate change
Prioritize the selection of responsible ingredients
per employee in 2021 vs 8.4H in 2020, more than double
in our workforce in 2021 vs 71% in 2020
in favor of men that is reduced in 2021 vs. 18.4% in 2020
At our warehouse in Saint-Ouen l'Aumône
i.e. twice as much as in 2020 (1,784 Kg recycled waste)
Evolution of raw material waste at SOA in 2021 vs 2020
Unipex has developed 3 specific CSR measurement tools to better support our partners and bring them our Sustainable Development expertise on a daily basis.
We have targeted 3 priority CSR issues: People, Planet & Ingredients.
We evaluate our own CSR actions but also those of our suppliers.
CSR audits of our supply chain (suppliers and producers) include compliance with environmental and social standards (employee health and safety).
On request, CSR audits can be carried out by a Unipex CSR auditor.
Our Ingredient Diagnostic is an exclusive rating tool which aims to provide an assessment of our ingredients by integrating the environmental and social criteria of our raw materials.
We evaluate the CSR performance of our raw materials according to well-defined criteria: origins, naturalness, ethics, CSR certifications and labels, possible substitutions, efficiency and transparency.
Our approach also extends to innovation through the selection of innovative ingredients that can contribute to this objective.
With the Ingredients Diagnostic, we support our suppliers by encouraging them to adopt more responsible production.
LCA or Life Cycle Assessment aims to measure the environmental and social footprint of the raw materials we distribute.
It contributes to the evaluation of the climate and biodiversity impact of our activities and allows us to better target actions to reduce GHGs and preserve life.
Our objective for 2023 is the integration of a systematic LCA Carbon study criterion for all ingredients in our portfolio via a recognized and certifiable methodology.
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The global CSR performance assessment platform EcoVadis has awarded us the Gold recognition level in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. UNIPEX thus joins the top 1% of companies assessed by Ecovadis in its sector.
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an international carbon emissions certification that evaluates the environmental impact of companies. UNIPEX received a B- score: a rating above the average of companies in our category.
Unipex joins French companies already committed to the fight against climate change through the "French Business Climate Pledge", a collective initiative that aims to mobilize more and more French economic players and their subsidiaries to take concrete action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.