OUR ESG APPROACH
As a global provider of quality services, we are in a position to help address global environmental and social challenges, and to support opportunities for economic growth within local communities. It is important to contribute to the local communities where our employees, their families and our customers work and live.
We are committed to the continuous engagement, with a variety of groups, on these very important matters. Their input is used to determine our actions and provides us with invaluable perspectives that shape our approach.
What is equally important is working towards implementing and upholding responsible practices, building strong employees ties and adding value to our internal and external stakeholders.
Therefore, we have undertaken initiatives to promote social diversity (for example, by developing centres for disabled workers throughout Europe) or to promote environmental preservation initiatives. These take various forms, such as the introduction of paper recycling, the elimination of plastic in offices and the development of a methodology to calculate and control our carbon emissions.
Since 2016, INDEFI accompanies TRIGO to develop and measure its Environmental Social and Governance performance. Therefore, TRIGO has defined a methodology and targets through a roadmap until 2023.
As a strong commitment on ESG topics, TRIGO is engaged with INDEFI on a long-term development plan. A yearly audit by INDEFI is set to measure the progress on the long-term goals and shows the substantial improvement since 2018.
Over the last two years, a group action plan has been defined to ensure the consistency of quality standards and best practices across its subsidiaries in the world.
Therefore, four objectives have been defined:
• Demonstrate the positive impacts of TRIGO quality services.
• How? by showing TRIGO’s contribution to limiting CO2 emissions and enhancing industrial processes efficiency, making them more sustainable
• Foster the adoption of CSR policy across the Group.
• How? by providing a transparent Corporate Governance policy, ensuring that all subsidiaries are managed both according to local regulations and comprehensive internal rules.
• Enhance employee’s satisfaction and well-being.
• How? by remaining close to regional and local characteristics to maximize both internal efficiency and ensure compliance with local regulations.
• Contain TRIGO’s environmental impact.
• How? By implementing several measures at local levels to mitigate the Group’s environmental impacts.
In 2021, TRIGO has achieved a full progress cycle with a score of 82%. Thanks to a continuous improvement process, our goal for 2023 is to exceed the 90% excellence threshold.
2023 MAIN TARGETS
Our main targets for 2023 sustainability roadmap will be on the environmental side. We are constantly working towards reinforcing a positive impact on the world we live in. As such, we have taken some ambitious commitments.
We will push to improve GHG savings at our customers through our quality operations, avoiding transport and waste generation. Therefore, we have established a measurement methodology on CO2 emission avoidance and intend to raise the number of avoided CO2 emissions by 5% every year. The ongoing work will be an opportunity to show our clients the high correlation between our environmental commitment and our quality of work.
To do so, a specific IT tool has been developed to measure our own CO2 emission in our plants & offices. Our carbon accounting process addresses all three Scopes of emissions. The tool will be rolled out in 2023 so that we will be able to set reduction targets on the basis of accurate GHG emission indicators and team’s commitment. In fact, we have to measure and understand emissions in order to eliminate them.
Like other companies, we are working to improve the amount of data available and will continue to seek improvements of our reporting processes. The challenges we collectively face on the path on neutral carbon are considerable. We need to both invent new solutions and scale and drive down the costs of known solutions.
On the social aspects, the Group continues to foster our social commitment to diversity and equal opportunity employment. Bringing together differing perspectives is a key factor driving our achievements. In our commitment to building more engaged and productive workplaces, we keep ensuring that equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do.
Through various local initiatives, we will keep supporting inclusion and NGO actions, such as Red Cross donations to help relieve Ukrainians refugees.
TRIGO’s Code of Conduct
We value diversity and teamwork and as such, find it invaluable when we come together to share experiences and perspectives which celebrate our commonalities and our differences.
In particular, TRIGO’s Code of Conduct defines our ethical principles and our compliance principles. We encourage and support our employees to do what is right and to speak up when we see any behaviour that they believe does not live up to our values, with no retaliation for raising a concern or making a report in good faith. Our employees are trained on the Code of Conduct and must sign it to acknowledge their understanding and commitment to abide by its guidelines.
Our Code of Conduct applies to all and reflects TRIGO’s commitment to conducting business ethically, legally, and safely.
2021-2022 CODE OF CONDUCT ACHIEVEMENTS
- Our anti-corruption risk mapping completed and action plans at subsidiary levels deployed.
- Our Code of conduct fully effective and 86% of our employees trained.
- The ESG policy fully incorporated in the company management system: Reporting indicators are defined.
• Maintain continuous awareness of the code of conduct across the group
• Follow specific action plans in subsidiaries exposed to corruption risks
• Roll out the ESG scorecard in subsidiaries in alignment with the group objective
As a responsible employer, we believe that we can have an impact on the communities we live with. Multiple actions and projects are engaged or sponsored by TRIGO around the world to participate in developing a more caring environment for the benefit of the whole society.
TRIGO Group donates to Red Cross operations in Ukraine.
TRIGO Mexico works with the Mexican Childhood Anticancer Alliance in a recycling program that raises money to support child cancer treatment.