Sustainable Development

In 2005, Tessi initiated a strategy of sustainable development and formalised its commitments through a code of ethics.

To deepen its commitment, Tessi signed the United Nations Global Compact in January 2011. In so doing, Tessi has chosen to firmly anchor its development to a set of values and principles that its managers and employees uphold in their work. These values and principles clearly attest to Tessi’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility across all its business lines.

Tessi’s CSR policy

Over the past six years, Tessi has undertaken numerous initiatives inspired by its sustainable development policy. A responsible company, it has formalised its commitments in a sustainable development charter articulated around three main principles:

Economic responsibility

Commitment to providing transparent financial communication for shareholders, bespoke solutions for customers and services expressing our philosophy of quality and ethics. We adhere to local and international regulations and actively combat corruption.

Social responsibility

Respect for human rights, labour law, equal opportunity, non-discrimination, labour-management dialogue and ongoing disclosure to employees through employee representative bodies such as local works councils, as well as adherence to safe, healthy working conditions.

A sustainable HR policy

Constant local recruitment, recruitment of unskilled or partly-skilled workers, support for seniors returning to work, help for local economic development through creation of unskilled jobs in small and mid-sized French cities and towns.

Environmental responsibility

Tessi seeks to reduce the environmental impact of its activities (CO2 emissions, etc.) and optimises the management of the natural resources it uses. Our car fleet, for example, is limited to the absolute minimum. We have been recycling our computing and production equipment, as well as collecting and recycling paper, since 2009. Also in 2009, we developed an active policy to reduce paper consumption. We now print fewer production reports, send them to customers by e-mail whenever possible and use an EDM system for signing supplier invoices.

Tessi’s commitments

Tessi bases its development on a set of values and principles upheld by its managers and employees and asserts its commitment to environmental and social responsibility across all its business lines.

To formalise its commitments, Tessi has drawn up a sustainable development charter that all employees can refer to and comply with in all circumstances.

These principles are naturally not exhaustive. Rather, they provide a useful frame of reference for employees and all of Tessi’s partners.

The main principles of Tessi’s sustainable development charter

R espond to customer needs and expectations by offering customised services based on dialogue, high-quality advice and expertise.
E liminate or minimise, as far as possible, environmentally harmful waste.
S tep up awareness among our staff on the environment and preserving natural resources.
P reserve confidentiality of all data with which we are entrusted. All employees shall refrain from using information or assets to which they have access in the course of their work.
O bliterate all forms of corruption.
N urture relationships based on longstanding trust with shareholders, customers and suppliers, by demonstrating integrity, loyalty and transparency in our communication.
S upport international work standards and ensure that fundamental human rights are respected in the workplace.
I dentify skills development and promotional opportunities for employees throughout their professional lives.
B enefit from a safe working environment that adheres to workplace health and safety regulations.
L ead the fight against discrimination to ensure equal opportunity and promote diversity.
E ncourage our partners, subcontractors and suppliers to espouse our values and help us achieve our sustainable development objectives.

The 10 principles of the Global Compact

To strengthen its CSR initiatives in a spirit of “responsible and sustainable development”, Tessi signed the United Nations Global Compact in January 2011.

Through the Global Compact, Tessi agrees to publish its advances in sustainable development annually and to adhere to 10 fundamental principles, based on human rights, labour and environmental standards and anti-corruption.

Human rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights in their sphere of influence; and
  • Principe 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour standards

  • Principe 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principe 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principe 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principe 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environmental standards

  • Principe 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principe 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principe 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-corruption

  • Principe 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

To learn more: www.unglobalcompact.org or www.pactemondial.org