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Grenelle – Paper policy

Grenelle Paper policy - Crédit Agricole


tonnes of paper purchased (for office use, publishing, customer communication and direct marketing, corporate communication, press)


of the paper used is certified responsible



In accordance with Article L. 541-10-1 of the Environmental Code, the Group’s companies contribute to the collection, recovery and elimination of paper waste as part of the extended producer responsibility initiative. The contribution is paid to an eco-organisation to fund the local authorities that collect, sort and process waste.


Paper generates environmental impacts throughout its life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials to transformation, distribution, use and waste processing. But it is also a value-creating raw material that supports local employment and industry.

Adopting a “responsible paper” policy is necessary for complying with current regulatory requirements and preparing for future regulation, for controlling our environmental impacts, and for meeting national objectives on sustainable development, supporting the recycling economy, optimising our expenditure on consumables and creating a dynamic of progress internally by rallying all the entities around this issue.   


As part of its social responsibility policy, the Crédit Agricole S.A. Group has adopted a responsible paper policy entitled “Grenelle Paper” aimed at:

- preventing the production of waste paper by consuming paper in a reasoned manner, whether internally or for clients;

- extending the use of responsible paper across the Group by preferring 100% recycled and certified paper to minimise pressure on forests;

- increasing the paper recycling rate through the effective organisation of waste collection.

The Crédit Agricole S.A. Group also supports the sorting and recycling of paper and encourages eco-citizen approaches for the products concerned, expressed in the Triman logo as “Remember to sort and recycle your paper!”.



Find out more:  http://www3.ademe.fr/internet/guide-utilisation-triman/form.asp



The printing policy approved by all the entities has enabled us to reduce our paper consumption. The rule now is to set the parameters of multi-function printers by default to double-sided printing, operated by badge, wherever this is not yet the case.

Sylvie Le Mentec A buyer, notably of paper and photocopiers, for the Crédit Agricole S.A. Group