Educating and involving Petzl teams concerning issues of social and environmental responsibility, as well as implementing projects from the action plan, have been identified as priorities.
Raising awareness about sustainable development
Petzl conducts various activities with its employees to raise awareness of sustainable development issues and projects in this area.
Petzl has an intranet dedicated to sustainable development that shares company projects with employees and informs them of sustainable development news.
Our Sustainable Development Week is an opportunity to organize entertainment at the French sites such as film screenings, quiz contests, and exhibitions on environmental and social issues.
Sustainable Development intranet home.
At Petzl, everyone is invited to contribute on a daily basis to reduce their environmental impact through eco initiatives. These eco initiatives have been distributed throughout the company in the form of descriptive illustrations.
The first action in this area was to work on the paper that is being used internally, its consumption and its supply sources. Documents are printed on 100 % recycled paper. The default settings on printers are set to print on both sides of a page of paper and to inform the user when the printer is ready in order to avoid wasting paper.
Coffee machines have also been the subject of original proposals. Petzl has given a coffee mug to all employees. The programming of coffee machines has been modified to detect these mugs and to avoid the automatic distribution of disposable plastic cups.
In the United States, employees can adjust their work schedules to use alternative modes of transportation to get to work, as well as the possibility of working remotely. Petzl America offers all employees public transport passes like the UTA Eco Pass (http://legacy.rideuta.com/ridingUTA/payingFare/discountsEco.asp) that provides free access to regional and local buses and trains.
In France, all employees are invited to participate in the Mobility Challenge on a yearly basis. This event is a competition between companies in the same general area to encourage their employees to accumulate the greatest mileage via alternative transportation (train, bus, bike, carpool) for their commute to work.
- 72 % of employees commute in single-passenger vehicles
- 11 % car pool
- 11 % use public transit
- 5 % walk or cycle
To encourage the use of public transit, agreements were signed with the Conseil Général (Transisère), the Transports du Grésivaudan and the SNCF (TER). This gives Petzl employees reduced rates for passes. The company then reimburses 50 % of this cost.