ARMOR gives a presentation at the Environment G7
On 11 and 12 June 2017, the G7 Environment Ministers met in Bologna to conclude a week filled with more than 70 events on climate and environmental issues. A French international IT company, ARMOR has been chosen alongside with two other companies, Schneider Electric and SPhere, to provide its recommendations: those of an industrial group that has made environmental responsibility a driving force for innovation and economic development.
Eco-responsible innovation and disruptive technologies
Hubert de Boisredon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ARMOR, emphasized that the group he manages places Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of its strategy.
“We are resolutely committed to eco-responsible innovation and disruptive technologies. Companies can have a considerable positive impact over the long term. The world expects them to invest even more to protect the environment.”
ASCA®, the flexible, low-carbon photovoltaic film produced by ARMOR since 2016, is one of these breakthrough innovations that will revolutionize the industrial landscape of the future. Thanks to ASCA®, it will be possible to give autonomous access to energy for everyone, by transforming any surface exposed to any type of light into an energy source This new material, derived from the only technology without silicon or rare metals, also enriches all the eco-responsible innovations that have enabled the company to become part of the virtuous system of the circular economy: remanufactured printing consumables, recyclable 3D filaments, products of the OWA brand, but also the En’ Safe® collector, which increases the safety, performance, duration and number of cycles of Lithium-ion and Supercapacitors batteries.
Ecological transition, an opportunity for growth and employment.
When asked about the ability of French industrial companies to maintain employment in our territories, Hubert de Boisredon stressed the importance of developing very high-tech products. « We must be as innovative and high-tech as possible, so that the value produced benefits our countries in terms of employment, while respecting the environment. I am not only talking about the design but also and above all about the production of these innovations. » With an investment of 60 million euros in 5 years for Research & Development and the production of the ASCA® film or the En’ Safe collector, ARMOR has already created 80 jobs in the region. Production of new technologies creates jobs and represents a fantastic hope for the French economy.
A significant contribution to the well-being of humanity
Committed to the Global Compact since 2008 and at the Advanced level since 2014, ARMOR is doing everything possible to achieve its corporate social responsibility objectives. The group follows the guidelines of the international standard ISO 26000, which defines how organizations can and should contribute to sustainable development. ARMOR is also certified as a «Responsible Supplier Relationship “, which is the crowning achievement of the efforts deployed throughout the value chain. A concrete commitment to the well-being of all, in Western or in emerging countries, for whom ASCA® film, for example, is a valuable tool for accessing energy at right up to the last kilometer. However, a commitment that will not be fully achieved without the support of the Government: « If we want our countries to make COP21 a reality, governments must provide financial support to innovative companies. They must become the driving force of public policy in favor of the environment” concludes Hubert de Boisredon.