Crédit Agricole attaches great importance to its values, particularly in choosing its partners. Our aim is not to be, directly or indirectly, involuntarily complicit in human rights violations and to remain loyal to our beliefs.
- Investments that respect human life
- An increasingly responsible procurement policy
- Greater use of employment programmes for the disabled
INVESTMENTS THAT RESPECT HUMAN LIFE
Crédit Agricole has adopted a restrictive position with regard to its direct proprietary investments in companies involved in the manufacture, storage and sale of anti-personnel mines and cluster bombs.
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AN INCREASINGLY RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT POLICY
The Group Procurement Department is committed to a structured sustainable development policy that respects human rights.
For example, contracts signed between Crédit Agricole S.A. and its subsidiaries and suppliers systematically take account of International Labour Organisation regulations.
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GREATER USE OF EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE DISABLED
For many years, Crédit Agricole S.A. has assigned a number of services to sheltered employment organisations (“entreprises adaptées” or EAs) and organisations to help disabled people back into work (“établissements et services d'aide par le travail” or ESATs). By way of illustration, disabled people working in these sectors provide a variety of services – such as data entry and catering for buffets – or carry out work for the Group and its subsidiaries such as printing and photocopying and collecting electronic waste.
To step up our collaboration with employment programmes for the disabled. This will be achieved by introducing practical guidelines, drawn up by the Procurement and Disability Support department for both Crédit Agricole S.A. and the Regional Banks. These guidelines will provide clear information about their business sectors and services in order to promote their skills. They will also comprise information to help with the prospecting phase and drawing up specifications and contractual clauses.
A directory of companies selected by the Group Procurement department is in the process of being prepared.
SOLIDARITY WEEK: ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT
From 11 to 15 June 2012, Crédit Agricole S.A. launched its “Solidarity Days”, the skills-based volunteering programme for employees of Crédit Agricole S.A. and its subsidiaries. The aim is to give all employees the opportunity to enjoy an enriching professional experience and moments of solidarity.
These "five days to act" resulted in a week of events such as charity sales, meetings with staff volunteers and charitable associations, conferences, a concert and support for the team taking part in a race to combat hunger, and the launch of a dedicated website, ca-solidaires.fr, to find out about the activities of the associations supported by Crédit Agricole S.A. and their volunteering needs.