We have a culture of innovation, progress and transparency. Publishing our CSR policy is a formalization of our commitment and a further step in our drive for continuous improvement.
A word from the President
“As a designer of embedded electronic products, SeaSideTech has been contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for over ten years. Indeed, SeaSideTech develops tools and technologies allowing its customers to reduce their environmental impact by improving their performance in terms of energy consumption. Our products accompany and facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a large scale, thus contributing to the reduction of the environmental impact of traditional mobility.
Social responsibility is a major element of our company’s DNA, and is therefore at the heart of every employee’s concerns. Our commitment, supported by our shareholders, stakeholders and employees, is based on four major axes, which we strive to advance every day: ensuring well-being in the workplace, being an ethical and socially responsible company, protecting the environment, and developing innovative and environmentally friendly solutions.
This global approach is naturally part of our daily concerns, and we now wish to formalize it in our CSR policy.
This policy aims to establish a framework for defining our objectives, planning our actions, measuring our actions and sharing them with our stakeholders.
We want all employees to be at the same level of information on the standards to be respected in their daily activities and their relations with others. Our corporate culture is to hold everyone accountable and to ensure that we and our stakeholders share a common ethical vision in the conduct of our business.
At SeaSideTech, we have a culture of innovation, progress, and transparency. Publishing our CSR policy is a formalization of our commitment and an additional act in our continuous improvement process.”
The steering committee determines the orientations of SeaSideTech, and ensures their implementation. This committee is composed of five members, four of whom have a direct operational role in the company’s activities. It deals with matters relative to the smooth running of the company, and settles, through its deliberations, the main issues that concern it. The management committee chooses from among its members the president of SeaSideTech SAS, who manages the company.
CSR is carried out collectively by all employees, under the impetus of our management. As the size of the company does not currently justify the implementation of an HSE department, the actions will initially be piloted by the sales department. A dashboard and a biannual follow-up of the actions, shared with the management and communicated to the employees during the “stand-up meeting” following its update, give an account of the actions and progress made by the company during the period under evaluation.
Ensure a balance between company performance and employee quality of life.
Promote social dialogue.
Social dialogue is part of SeaSideTech’s identity and allows us to respond to employees’ expectations, to promote continuous improvement and to bring out new ideas to improve the company’s organizational performance, well-being in the workplace, and thus to enhance the quality of the products and services offered by the company, in line with the global development strategy.
Major issues such as professional equality, quality of life at work, fight against discrimination and skills management are at the heart of the Human Resources policy. These topics are subject to particular attention from management, and proactive policies are put in place to promote diversity, equal treatment of women and men, and the fight against discrimination. Any employee who witnesses or observes inappropriate behavior in the context of the company’s activities is invited to inform management immediately.
Promote our Health, Safety and Environment policy.
Through our HSE policy and charter, we are committed to identifying and qualifying the risks associated with our activity and defining the prevention rules applicable to our employees, clients and subcontractors. SeaSideTech implements programs to ensure the improvement of working conditions, the safety of our facilities and the reduction of our impact on the environment. These programs are part of a continuous improvement initiative to achieve SeaSideTech’s ambition: To avoid all serious accidents in the workplace.
Strengthen actions for diversity and solidarity.
SeaSideTech believes that work is and must remain a factor of personal development and accomplishment, both individually and collectively. To this end, the company places this quality of life at work at the heart of its social policy, which is effectively embodied and reflected at all levels of the company. Each employee is responsible for maintaining the hygiene and the general good condition of the equipment provided for both professional and personal use, and actively participates in the collective effort to preserve this quality of life. Regular initiatives are implemented by the management to reinforce the collective state of mind of the employees, initiatives that are reinforced by personal actions of the employees, and each one is responsible for ensuring a benevolent attitude of vigilance towards his colleagues.
SeaSideTech encourages work-life balance for its employees. Whenever possible, employees are given the opportunity to telecommute at a pace determined by mutual agreement with management, when the physical conditions (availability of development and testing tools and the possibility of moving these to the employee’s home) are met.
An ethical and socially
Offering the same opportunities to all, having an exemplary professional behavior, being involved in the life of our community beyond the professional sphere, are values at the heart of SeaSideTech’s corporate culture.
SeaSideTech is present on the whole national territory and outside the borders of France. This global footprint makes the company’s relationship with its stakeholders, especially external ones, as complex as it is enriching and varied. In order to establish and maintain a relationship of trust with its interlocutors, the company must be irreproachable in its conduct and demanding in terms of quality and durability in its relations with its ecosystem. Aware of what it can bring to its partners, the company mobilizes all its resources, its know-how and the skills of its employees in order to provide relevant and competitive solutions to its partners.
Acting in accordance with our ethics.
SeaSideTech is committed to the fundamental principles of anti-corruption, adheres to the principles established by the OECD and condemns any fraudulent practice and/or any act of active or passive corruption. An anti-corruption policy is in force within the company, led by the company’s management, supported by senior executives and applicable to all employees.
Contribute to responsible purchasing.
SeaSideTech ensures the ability of its industrial and commercial partners to apply a policy of social responsibility at least equivalent to its own: respect for human rights and the Sapin II law. The company reserves the right to conduct audits for this purpose. In addition, SeaSideTech also reserves the right to integrate CSR criteria in its specifications in order to meet the challenges of sustainable development in the exercise of its activities.
Strengthen actions for diversity and solidarity.
SeaSideTech promotes corporate citizenship and carries out actions in favor of diversity and solidarity. SeaSideTech is committed to professional equality between women and men in its salary policy by basing remuneration on skills and experience without distinction of gender. The company also encourages solidarity actions through the support of local associations and the commitment of its employees.
Listening to our stakeholders, advising and sharing our know-how.
From the response to a request for quotation to the development of a product or a new service, from the integration of a new employee to the improvement of their working conditions, SeaSideTech measures the importance of a permanent dialogue with its internal and external stakeholders. Each stakeholder benefits of a privileged interlocutor and a specific discussion mode adapted to their needs. The company’s objective is to build lasting relationships based on trust with all its stakeholders. SeaSideTech strives to make all its partners benefit from its experience in the development of on-board electronic solutions and functional safety, in all the fields of application where it operates.
Protecting the environment
SeaSideTech is committed to fighting against global warming and reducing the environmental impact of its operations.
SeaSideTech strives to go beyond regulatory requirements in the fight against global warming. Air, water and soil pollution, noise pollution, electromagnetic environment, waste treatment, reduction of plastic packaging, use of renewable energies, limitation of electricity consumption are the subject of particular attention on a daily basis. The management informs new employees of the company’s policy when they take up their duties, and each employee ensures that it is implemented correctly on a daily basis.
Optimizing our energy consumption.
Since moving into our new building in 2013, we have been able to implement a proactive energy saving policy: the building has been designed to provide optimal natural insulation, reducing energy consumption for heating and air conditioning to a minimum while providing ideal working conditions for employees. Solar panels have been installed to cover part of our electricity needs, windows and openings have been designed to provide sufficient natural light for the majority of the year, and the electrical and water supply systems have been designed to compensate for forgetfulness by automatically closing wherever possible. Employees are regularly reminded of the importance of environmental conservation and are empowered to take responsibility for their resource management.
Minimize waste production.
SeaSideTech has a policy of minimizing waste generation and strives to facilitate the use of sustainable resources. The company has a policy of waste minimization and closely follows the recommendations of local authorities for the recycling and recovery of industrial waste generated by its production activities. This is an environmental, regulatory and economic issue that the company takes very seriously, as it is concerned to preserve the environment that it will bequeath to future generations.
A large number of measures have been put in place to limit the production of household waste as much as possible, by discouraging the use of single-use products (provision of reusable bottles, crockery, coffee machines without capsules or cups, strict application of local recycling rules).
In addition to recovery and recycling, each employee strives to minimize the production of waste in the course of his or her activity, bearing in mind that a waste not produced is always better than a waste recycled.
Making biodiversity a lever for value creation.
The company’s headquarters is located in a business park in a privileged position on the outskirts of a wooded area. SeaSideTech has put the emphasis on the preservation of biodiversity at the time of the establishment, but also throughout the life of the infrastructure by preserving the species and green spaces present before the establishment of the company. This attention allows the preservation of indigenous species while offering a privileged environment for the employees. Some of the trees on site even provide employees with the benefit of their fruit, which further reinforces our initial natural inclination.
Developing sustainable and environmental-friendly solutions
Environmental conservation is not only about energy consumption for productive and non-productive activities. In addition to the above activities, SeaSideTech has made resource and energy conservation a core part of its development strategy. In this sense, our company strives to develop products with the fewest components necessary to perform the desired function without impacting the desired level of performance, and to offer innovative solutions for power and energy consumption.
The size of the company does not justify the implementation of ISO 14001 certification at this time, however, SeaSideTech is studying the principles of eco-design in detail and is gradually preparing to implement them as a systematic component of its developments.
To this end, we are working on establishing relevant eco-design strategies to meet and anticipate the priority needs of our customers. This translates into the following three areas of work:
- Designing healthy products that limit the use of hazardous substances,
- Designing products that are economical and efficient in terms of energy consumption,
- Designing recyclable or reusable products by anticipating their end-of-life and implementing design rules aimed at achieving the longest possible life span.