OUR CSR APPROACH

A committed and ISO 20121 certified Show

Since 2007, SIAE has implemented an innovative, ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy organised around three major goals:

  1. 1. Welcoming those involved in the Show under the best conditions (health, safety and comfort).
  2. 2. Understanding and managing environmental impacts resulting from the Show's construction and operations.
  3. 3. Giving stakeholders the tools to contribute to the Show's sustainable development approach.

 

SIAE wants to continue implementing concrete initiatives while also boosting its consultation approach with those involved. Exhibitors, visitors, service providers, locals, in-house employees and others: our CSR approach involves everyone, regardless of whether they are slightly or greatly affected by the Show.

Each stakeholder is involved in our CSR approach through two complementary goals: reducing the environmental and social impact of their work and sharing their expectations, needs and problems relating to CSR.

Health, safety and comfort: SIAE's 3 priorities

Our health, safety and comfort system is a cornerstone of our CSR approach: ensuring compliance with Personal Protective Equipment requirements (safety shoes, gloves, helmets, safety glasses, etc.), providing a handling providers service and traffic system to minimise the risk of an accident, providing rest areas for all workers and a low-cost canteen, and promoting local employment with a skilled pool of workers available to recruit through Adecco93.

New practices to reduce environmental impacts

Like most major shows, SIAE is a major carpet consumer (nearly 40,000m2). As part of our CSR approach, our management has decided to replace carpet rolls (disposable) by carpet tiles (reusable). In addition to reducing the quantity of waste, these 0.5 x 0.5m carpet tiles provide superior comfort to visitors. This initiative will also reduce the Show's carbon footprint by almost 80 tCO2e: equal to 80 years of a French person's emissions. 

And let's not forget the Re-Use campaign, which aims to collect building materials and furniture no longer wanted by exhibitors in order to ensure its re-use by manufacturers (some floor and ceiling coverings) and associations in the Paris region (building materials and furniture). This campaign is open to all exhibitors and has been set up in partnership with FFM2E and four materials manufacturers (Desso, Interface, Knauf and Armstrong).
The CSR approach is in constant evolution, for any comments or suggestions, please write to :  developpementdurable@siae.fr