Act for a responsible economy
Today, faced with the climate and social emergency, it is imperative to change our model. And this collective awareness continues to grow. Taking environmental and social impact into account means building and implementing new indicators for a new impact-based economy.
For years, consumers and stakeholders have wanted to know more about the origin of their products. As customers, employees, or savers, they are looking for all the information they need to protect themselves against "green" or "social-washing".
This legitimate quest now extends to companies. It is not enough that the product is responsible: buying a responsible product made by a company that is not responsible is not a responsible economy.
This twofold observation is accompanied by a third: we can only improve what we can measure. In this respect, national, European and international regulation has begun to take hold of the extra-financial performance of companies, i.e., what concerns their environmental and social footprint beyond the mere financial balance sheet.
It is for these reasons that Olivia Grégoire, French Secretary of State for the Social, Solidarity and Responsible Economy and the General Department of Companies, has launched the Impact platform, which will enable all voluntary companies, from the smallest to the largest, to publish their environmental, social and good governance (ESG) performance data.
Social and environmental issues already influence consumption habits, investments, and the choice of suppliers or employers. In the future, no company will be able to continue to attract capital, employees or customers without being transparent about its ecological or social impact.
We are therefore signing this manifesto to reaffirm to all our stakeholders and to each of our employees our commitment to contribute to a responsible economy.
To learn more, visit impact.gouv.fr