Sustainability

Sustainable development as a driver of growth

The economic, environmental, societal and social facets of COMAP’s sustainable development policy represent a real opportunity for action, growth and differentiation. COMAP has chosen to take concrete action in terms of energy and environmental responsibility on three fronts, reflecting its three core values.

Pioneering

New products and solutions that mean less energy is wasted and that are kinder to the environment. 
 
With the latest generation of Senso thermostatic heads, for example, the energy consumption of a dwelling could be reduced by 29%*.

Improving our overall PERFORMANCE 

by reducing our environmental footprint.
 
All of our plants have implemented a programme to reduce energy consumption and waste production. Between 2010 and 2012, we obtained significant reductions of the following across all sites.** 
 
Energy consommation decreased 13% (kWh consommés). 

Staying Close

By offering advice and support, as well as community development initiatives on the ground

Since 2005, COMAP has supplied the charity 1001 Fontaines with water treatment solutions (UVC sterilizers, filtration systems, etc.) via its Water Treatment division. Through this partnership, nearly 80,000 people have access to drinking water in Cambodia, Madagascar and India. COMAP is also involved in the “Parraine-moi… Une fontaine” sponsorship scheme which supplies free, safe drinking water to village schools in the vicinity of a 1001 Fontaines standpipe.

www.1001fontaines.com

A shared dynamic

COMAP engages in all aspects of sustainable development (economic, social, societal andenvironmental) to create synergy with its business activities:

Production and design

All Group businesses have embarked on an optimisation process

  • Our industrial sites are closely involved in this, and two of our factories are ISO 14001 certified: Abbeville in France (80) since 2007 and Brescia in Italy since 2009. 
    > Download the certificate of Abbeville.
    > Download the certificate of Brescia.
  • Maintaining and upgrading plant positively impacts on the Group’s environmental performance, as well as benefiting site employees through improved workstationsreduced noise pollution and so on. These investments also increase the Group’s capacity for innovation. At the Abbeville test site, for example, all our new products are now eco-designed (to find out more, see the section on Innovation).

Travel and transport

Logistics teams are also involved in the optimisation process (centralised inventory, higher volume flows) to reduce the carbon footprint of transport, storage and production activities. In parallel, our sales force attend combined eco-driving and driver awareness training.

Communication

The IT department is working to streamline data exchange and communication to reduce paper use (paperless order handling, online order tracking, consolidation of information systems, etc.). These initiatives boost the overall performance of the business by improving our customer service.

Trade

COMAP has adopted a knowledge-sharing approach towards its trade customersCalled “CO-EXPERT”, it seeks to offer practical support to professional installers while benefiting from their feedback. CO-EXPERT is based on a range of complementary services: telephone support, on-site technical advice, custom solutions and training.
 
The CO-EXPERT approach thus serves a dual purpose: 
  • achieving the goal of developing the best installations in terms of energy efficiency, comfort and safety;
  • listening to professionals so that it can improve on its products and services. 

Purchases

By fostering European suppliers – as close as possible to our markets and our sites - the Group’s purchase policy helps reduce our carbon footprint.

 
 
* Non-contractual estimate calculated on the theoretical basis of a 94 m2 house three- or four-bedroom in France, built in the 1980s and with seven radiators. Cost of parts and installation of Senso thermostatic valves calculated after deducting the 15% tax credit. Energy prices in April 2013 taken from www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr – Calculation based on RT-EX – Software accredited by the French scientific and technical building centre (CSTB). 
 
**Natural gas consumption = -20% (kWh consumed)
LPG consumption = -8% (kWh consumed)
 Electricity consumption = -9% (kWh consumed)
Heating oil consumption = -15% (kWh consumed)
Production of waste raw materials = -8%
Hazardous waste production = -55%