Over the years ATALIAN has set-up programmes and partnerships that help to achieve its goals in terms of social, economic and environmental responsibility. From analysing the life cycle of our service lines, to assessing our carbon footprint, right through to setting-up training to prevent Muscular-skeletal Disorders and heart failure. All these action plans demonstrate our willingness to progress as a Group.
Cardiac arrest accounts for 40 000 deaths per year in France and only 4% of victims survive due to lack of early intervention. Moreover, 30% of these cardiac arrests occur in the workplace. In 2015 ATALIAN decided to take concrete action and signed a partnership with the Global Heart Watch; a non-profit organisation that is committed to preventing sudden death in adults. Through this partnership, the GHW organises training sessions for staff at client sites. Employees are thus trained to recognise the first signs of heart failure and to provide first aid whilst waiting for paramedics to arrive. In 2016, more than 50 ATALIAN employees were trained. In 2017, ATALIAN renewed its partnership with the NGO in order to increase the number of training sessions and aim to train more than a 100 agents.
In line with its CSR strategy, ATALIAN acquired a French company called Dialogue Partenaires Services (DPS). Founded in 1992 by people who come from the Social Economy sector, DPS fosters professional insertion through economic activities. DPS assists people are isolated from the professional world in their endeavours to return to employment by giving them a job in the cleaning sector. Since 1993, more than 5500 employees have benefitted from their professional insertion programme.
In late 2016 ATALIAN, the Paris-Dauphine University and the Paris-Dauphine Foundation signed a global partnership aiming to develop their cooperation in the field of education and the professional insertion of graduates from the Parisian university. ATALIAN will offer internships, apprenticeship and international voluntary contracts, as well as temporary and permanent job postings to Paris-Dauphine students and young graduates. Through this initiative, ATALIAN commits itself to transmit its culture and values to young graduates, to train them, integrate them and help them develop professionally.
In 2014 ATALIAN’s French cleaning service line initiated an MSD prevention strategy and specifically deployed a programme to train MSD prevention leaders. Following on from the knowledge acquired and successful experiences in the field, the project is advancing with the creation of new training modules for site managers. The training will help them identify the risks linked to MSD’s and present them with solutions to help them initiate a thought process on the subject.
The objective of the carbon foot-print assessment is to measure a company’s Green House Gas emissions (GHGS). ATALIAN conducted a carbon foot- print assessment of all its business lines in France (Cleaning, FM, Technical Maintenance, Security, Landscaping) to assess the carbon foot-print of its activities. ATALIAN decided to go further by undertaking a Carbon foot-print assessment of its cleaning activities. Following this assessment, an action plan to reduce its impact by 10% was drawn-up and concrete actions were taken. Each year, this carbon profile is re-evaluated in order to gage the relevance and efficiency of the actions implemented on a specific site.
ATALIAN’s cleaning business line has developed a tool capable of analysing the life-cycle of a given service. The objective of the tool is to draw-up a report on the life-cycle of cleaning services at various moments of the life of a contract. This new tool enables ATALIAN to respond to increase client demands in terms of environmental impact.
ATALIAN devised a tool, called CSR Passport, capable of describing the CSR / SD profile of a site at any given moment. The tool covers two main aspects:
Firstly, a “CSR profile” is established via a self-diagnosis, in the form of a questionnaire based on the 7 fundamental issues of the ISO 26000 norm, performed by the client and the on-site operational team. A score is given according to the CSR performance of the site, which in turn helps to identify the priority actions to implement and improve the results.
Secondly a “Carbon profile” is established in order to evaluate the GHG emissions brought about by the cleaning service at a client site. This profile helps to define which improvements to make and establish an action plan to reduce GHG emissions.