MINIMIZE OUR IMPACT
Any industrial activity has on the environment. We are all each responsible in our own way for the preservation of this environment.
The actions implemented by the CMAI Group range from the design of products to their end-of-life recycling, and concern the entire chain of creation and manufacture, as well as the resources devoted to them.
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE ENVIRONMENT RIGHT FROM THE DESIGN STAGE OF OUR PRODUCTS
Each product made is conscious of the raw materials that will be used for its manufacture, in order to limit its consumption. Thus, each design is optimized, while guaranteeing the final functional quality expected of each product that leaves the Group's factory
Resistance and durability
Our products are part of our customer’s daily life. Very use, they are made for an hight life durability. This allows a perennially of the purchase for our customers, associated with lower consumption over time.
For this reason, our brands are able to guarantee their products for up to 10 years. The detail of the guarantees are available online on the websites of the different brands.
Recovery of end-of-life products
Group CMAI is part of “Eco-Mobilier”, an organism in charge of the collection to the recycling channel for end-of-life products for furniture.
Most of our product are made to be entirely dismantled and their separable components, for easy recycling at the end of its life.
GUARANTEE AND AUDIT THE RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY CHAIN
We give priority in our search for partners to those who can guarantee an environmentally friendly supply. The majority of wood-based panels used in our manufacturing process come from PEFC certified suppliers, which guarantees that the components come from sustainably managed forests. This certification applies for Castalla, Etablissements Sogal and Sanrafael.
Recycled raw materials
Our purchases of raw materials also give priority to materials that are largely recycled (chipboard, aluminum, steel).
NF environment certification
Our processes for Sogal are certified and audited annually, in order to guarantee to our customers the respect of this standard which associates quality and environment in the whole chain of manufacture.
France Guaranteed Origin
In France, Group CMAI has obtained for its brands Etablissements Sogal the label “Origine France Garantie”, which validates through audits conducted independently each year that most of the value added in the manufacture of the Group's products is done in France in our various French factories and the choice of many French suppliers..
MEASURE AND REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION ON THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
Some Group’s sites who produce waste from the cutting and processing of particleboard are equipped with boilers that convert this waste into energy. This energy is used to heat the production facilities.
Sorting of production residues
All the materials transformed in our factory are sorted in specific containers for the recycling of all residues.
Our in-house mirror factories are equipped with filtration and purification systems allowing the closed circuit treatment of the water used in the glass and mirror transformation process.
Since 2021, the group has been investing in the conversion of lighting of different sites toward light with LED bulb, less energy-intensive.
In the surrounding of the construction of the most recent industrial buildings, the roofs are progressively equipped by solar panel to valorize the unused surfaces.
As transport equipment is replaced, the heavy truck of the Group's internal logistics adopt the last environmental norms Euro6 and next. The Group’s drivers are accompanied to eco-driving training to reduce the fuel consumption of our customer deliveries.
REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMERCIAL PROCESS
In 2021, more than 75% of received orders are done in a dematerialized way, through our customer access portals and online configuration tools.
Product assembly instructions
The instructions related to each manufactured product are printed in a unitary way, in function of the customer order : In this way, every modification is applied to the printing the same say, and avoids generating obsolete instructions that need to be destroyed.
Each desk is equipped by individual selective sorting to avoid the sorting phases in the recycling centers. This wastes are then dispatched in the sorting skip by material available on the different sites.
Reduce of paper print
The settings of the shared printers include automatic double-sided printing in black and white, and each coworker is encouraged to constantly question whether of the necessity or not to print a document.
The entire fleet of company vehicles is selected on the basis of reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
SEE ALSO : OTHER THEMATICS SUPPORTED BY THE CMAI GROUP
GUARANTEEING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE GROUP'S EMPLOYEES
The working environment and conditions are a strong point of vigilance for CMAI.
Whether it is a question of the safety of employees in the context of manufacturing operations or a mission related to administrative and commercial processes, our attention to safety issues remains a priority.
DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES' SKILLS
The economic environment, digital transformation and climate change are forcing organizations to adapt.
CMAI favors the transfer of skills and the development of competencies within its teams, in addition to supporting them in achieving their strategic objectives, and gives priority to internal mobility.
FIGHTING AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
History has shown that the wealth of a society comes from diversity and that a multicultural company develops a beneficial capacity to adapt.
Fairness, balance and social action have been part of our priorities since the beginning.
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