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The Crédit Agricole Group's policy on paper


Consumption reporting is a legal requirement in France, and one that was strengthened by the addition of Article 225 to the French Commercial Code through the Grenelle Act on 1 January 2011. The Grenelle Act also steps up reporting requirements for companies.The Group is already subject to oversight relative to its contribution to the EcoFolio initiative, and as such it is essential to provide clear information on the total volume of paper consumption. EcoFolio regulation was strengthened in 2013, requiring more important and more precise contributions from all businesses.The Group is also subject to the obligations of the new law on the Triman signage system for the sorting and recycling of packaging and products, introduced on 1 January 2015 in accordance with Decree No. 2014-1577 of 23 December 2014. The objective with Triman signage is to inform consumers that the product or packaging in question is not to be thrown in the household rubbish bin but sorted and taken to a collection point for recycling.


17,000 tonnes

a year of paper consumed


certified responsible paper


In 2016 the Crédit Agricole S.A. Group adopted the "Grenelle Paper" policy on responsible paper aimed at:

  • preventing the production of paper waste by consuming it in a reasonable manner both for internal use and client use;
  • mainstreaming the use of responsible paper by making preferred use of certified paper to reduce the strain on forests;
  • increasing the paper recycling rate by effectively organising waste collection.

To find out more on results of the « Grenelle paper policy »

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Two bodies help us to communicate on this issue both internally and externally:EcoFolio: As a member of this body, Crédit Agricole S.A. commits to including the "Boucle Papiers" logo on the paper it uses and demonstrating its environmental commitment.The initiative serves to communicate on the issue with clients and to raise awareness on waste sorting.

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Triman: The Crédit Agricole S.A. Group supports paper sorting and recycling and encourages the population to adopt environmentally-responsible behaviour for the products concerned, as expressed in the slogan "Remember to sort and recycle your paper!"  

"The printing policy approved by all the entities will enable us to reduce our paper consumption. The rule now is to configure multi-function photocopiers by default to print on both sides of the paper via badge activation."Sylvie Le Mentec, purchaser for the Crédit Agricole S.A. Group (paper and photocopiers notably).