Over the years ATALIAN has set-up programmes 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 is responsible for the death of 40 000 people 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 March 2015 ATALIAN decided to take concrete action and sign a partnership with the Global Heart Watch non-profit organisation (the first international non-profit organisation specialised in the prevention of sudden death in adults). Thanks to this partnership, ATALIAN employees were trained to recognise the first signs of heart failure, as well as provide first aid and learn how to use a defibrillator, during an awareness-raising session that took place at headquarters
The objective of the carbon foot-print assessment is to measure a company’s Green House Gas emissions (GHGS). In 2012, ATALIAN conducted a carbon foot- print assessment of all its entities so as 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 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.
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.