ESI Group is awarded first prize of the Gaïa campaign 2018 for the third year in a row
ESI Group (FR0004110310 – ESI), leader and pioneer in virtual prototyping solutions, has been awarded first prize in the Gaïa campaign 2018 for midcaps with annual revenues under €150m. This is the third year in a row ESI has won first prize in this category and it keeps its place in the index which singles out the 70 top-rated companies in the CSR domain.
This award recognizes the efforts undertaken by ESI to continuously improve its commitment to social, societal and environmental responsibility. In 2018, the Group has reached a new milestone by joining the United Nations Global Compact, illustrating its beliefs and its willingness to act in these domains.
Vincent Chaillou, Chief Operating Officer of ESI Group, said:
“We are proud to be recognized for our social, societal and environmental practices for the past three years. This confirms our willingness to pursue actions started several years ago and to federate our teams around these challenges. Beyond our own actions, we are glad to offer solutions which support the reduction of our customers’ environmental footprint, for example by building lighter vehicles or by improving work conditions for their employees, in line with Industry of the future.”.
The Gaïa Index was created in 2009 as the benchmark sustainable development index for listed French mid-caps (ETI). Developed by EthiFinance, the Index selects SMEs based on their CSR performance. The Gaïa Index has outperformed the CAC 40 and CAC Mid & Small indexes every year. The methodology uses CSR data to evaluate a companies’ transparency and maturity in terms of CSR policies, best practices and performance.