Lectra supports the transformation of fashion, automotive and furniture companies by providing them with technological solutions that accelerate their transition to a more efficient and more sustainable Industry 4.0. In February, as part of the launch of its new roadmap, Lectra confirmed the importance of CSR in its strategy and presented its new priority measures for 2023-2025. By joining the UN Global Compact, the group demonstrates its commitment to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
“CSR is a major focus for Lectra,” explains Daniel Harari, Chairman and CEO of Lectra. “We are committed to always going the extra mile for our customers, our employees and the whole company, with an even more committed and clear policy. When presenting our new roadmap, we therefore made CSR a pillar of our strategy, with five main priorities: respecting the highest ethical standards, designing environmentally responsible offers, fostering an inclusive, diverse and stimulating working culture, reducing the Group’s environmental footprint and supporting future generations.”
Over the last few years, Lectra has stepped up its CSR initiatives. The company, against which no complaint for non-compliance with ethical standards has ever been filed since its creation in 1973, promotes exemplary ethics and has relied on a robust anti-corruption system since 2018. In 2011, the company implemented a CSR purchasing charter that covered 98% of its industrial purchases in 2022, excluding Gerber Technology (which was acquired in June 2021). In 2023, the new version of our CSR purchasing charter will be extended to Gerber suppliers, with the objective of enrolling 90% of all our industrial suppliers by 2025. Lectra also favors local procurement and production, as demonstrated by the recent inauguration of its manufacturing facility in Tolland, United States.
Another example: knowing that textiles generate 90% of the CO2 emissions produced during the total lifecycle of a cutting room, Lectra strives to offer its customers solutions that optimize the use of materials. Lectra’s cutting equipment makes it possible to achieve material savings of 5 to 10%. In addition, to better inform consumers about product authenticity and provenance, Lectra has also expanded its software offer to material traceability, as shown by the recent majority acquisition of TextileGenesis’ capital. Lectra is committed to systematically using eco-design principles by 2025 for its new equipment platforms in order to reduce its environmental footprint.
“Our CSR priorities are fully aligned with the requirements of the United Nations Global Compact regarding corruption, human rights, labor, and the environment, and more broadly with several UN Sustainable Development Goals. Formalizing our commitment to reach these objectives was logically the next step. Whether it is in the fashion, automotive or furniture industry, major transformations are underway, and we must continue to support them, both internally and with our customers, as responsibly and sustainably as possible,” he concludes.
To learn more about Lectra’s CSR policy, the company’s achievements, and its priorities for 2023-2025, please read this document(see summary on pages 60 to 63).