Adopting sustainable procurement
At Lectra, working with suppliers that share our convictions is important. The Group's industrial activities depend on an international network of more than 750 industrial suppliers, mainly in the localities of group manufacturing facilities.
Local suppliers are already involved in sourcing decisions whenever possible, in an effort to improve the sustainability of equipment design and assembly. Today, 95% of our components for the Bordeaux-Cestas production facility come from European suppliers.
In 2011, the group set out its own responsible purchasing policy in a charter. In 2021, Lectra signed the French National Procurement Council's Charter for responsible supplier relations.
In accordance with these charters, Lectra, its suppliers and our suppliers’ suppliers undertake measures to ensure their practices conform to the standards.
Applying ecodesign principles
Sustainability is integral to the development of Lectra products. Each new generation of equipment is designed to deliver improved performance while reducing environmental impact. Lectra’s R&D teams strive to improve sustainability by reducing the upstream carbon footprint or optimizing use-phase energy consumption.
To do so, Lectra has gradually begun incorporating ecodesign principles into product development.
Ecodesign is a methodical approach to designing products and services that takes into account environmental considerations at the design and development phase, with the aim of reducing negative environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of the product.
Powering operations sustainably
The group's buildings account for the majority of its energy consumption, to run heating, air conditioning and lighting. To enable more efficient energy use, Lectra is upgrading its industrial complexes, which represent 65% of buildings occupied by the group and 40% of its workforce.
In 2015, an energy improvement plan was devised for the Bordeaux-Cestas manufacturing facility in the aim of reducing energy consumption by 30% by 2030.
This plan is broken down into several areas of focus: