At ESI Group, our purpose is to boost human creativity to drive industrial performance to ever higher levels

Our purpose is a bold affirmation of our historical, ethical and practical terms, as well as an expression of our journey as a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. This purpose is also our guiding star, stimulating change and progress toward what we are seeking to achieve with our entire ecosystem, while keeping human well-being and human creativity in the heart of our business. 

Our Values

Our Values inspire our daily relations with our colleagues and fortify ESI’s commitment to be a united a safe, diverse and inclusive Company.

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Nos valeurs inspirent les relations que nous entretenons au quotidien avec nos collègues et renforcent l'engagement d'ESI qui aspire à être une entreprise unie.

 

PASSION – Nous sommes animés par la passion de l'innovation et de l'excellence

Notre capacité d'innovation se trouve au cœur même de notre organisation, portée par notre volonté d'atteindre l'excellence.
Notre passion pour le prototypage virtuel est la clé de notre motivation et de notre réussite.
Nous nous efforçons de créer un environnement favorable, qui encourage l'innovation et la créativité, ce qui nous permet de mieux répondre aux besoins de nos clients.
C'est par passion que l'entreprise ESI fournit chaque jour la meilleure qualité possible. Enfin, c'est au travers de la réussite de nos clients que nous mesurons le succès de nos innovations.

 

DIVERSITE – Nous sommes riches de notre diversité

La puissance de nos solutions hautement innovantes nous permet de nous développer avec succès dans le monde entier. En tant qu'entreprise internationale, nous sommes fiers de compter un effectif multiculturel et diversifié.
Nous valorisons les différences et encourageons nos collaborateurs à partager leurs idées au-delà des frontières afin de créer un environnement de travail moderne et efficace, à même de mieux servir nos clients internationaux.
Fondé en France il y a plus de 50 ans, ESI Group est présent dans plus de 20 pays. Nous cherchons à développer notre savoir-faire et notre expertise en recrutant les meilleurs talents partout dans le monde.

 

CHANGEMENT Nous sommes déterminés à nous améliorer au quotidien

Pour nous, le changement passe par l'amélioration continue et l'innovation car les idées et les nouvelles technologies sont plus que jamais à l'ordre du jour.
Nous accueillons les nouveaux défis avec enthousiasme et les considérons comme des opportunités de croissance et de progrès.
L'innovation ne connaît pas la routine ! Les nouvelles recrues et les experts apprécient la dimension mondiale de la créativité et prennent toujours part au changement.

 

CONFIANCE – Nous nous accordons une confiance mutuelle

Nous nous attachons à développer et entretenir des relations de confiance afin de garantir le succès et l'équilibre de l'entreprise.
Le respect mutuel, l'esprit d'équipe et les relations saines sont essentiels à notre éthique de travail.
Nous respectons toutes les idées et nous mettons un point d'honneur à faire preuve de professionnalisme, de loyauté et d'intégrité dans le cadre de tous nos échanges.

 

RESPONSABILITE SOCIALE – Nous respectons les personnes et nous encourageons la croissance inclusive et le développement durable

En adoptant les solutions de prototypage virtuel élaborées par ESI, nos clients ont pour ambition de développer de meilleurs produits, qui répondent aux normes les plus strictes en matière de protection environnementale, tout en réduisant au minimum les déchets et les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.
Les équipes d'ESI s'impliquent dans des actions présentant une valeur ajoutée sur le plan social dans des domaines tels que la santé, la sécurité et un plus grand respect de l'environnement.
En interne, nous œuvrons chaque jour pour créer un lieu de travail respectueux et éthique, contribuant au bien-être de tous. Nous instaurons une culture de travail stimulante et particulièrement ouverte, qui valorise les connaissances, les compétences et l'expérience des collaborateurs ainsi que leur place au sein des équipes

 

ENERGIE – Nous relevons chaque défi avec énergie et détermination

L'énergie est la source de notre détermination. Nous travaillons ensemble dans un esprit solidaire, en collaborant activement afin de relever les défis les plus exigeants et d'élaborer des solutions innovantes.
Notre énergie nourrit notre enthousiasme et notre motivation, des qualités portées par chacun des collaborateurs ESI. C'est dans cet esprit que nous abordons notre mission, à savoir répondre aux besoins de nos clients.

Ethique

Ethic Charter

Guiding each person to conduct their mission in the same spirit, the ESI’s Ethics Charter sets out the fundamental principles and the rules of conduct to be adopted by every one of us to ensure compliance with the law and delivery on our commitments as well as to maintain a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace.
This Charter also sets out the kind of relationships that we wish to maintain within the company to ensure a strong internal teamwork, and constructive collaboration and cooperation with our stakeholders (clients, suppliers, shareholders, partners…). Furthermore, our employees received a mandatory training to ensure a better understating of this Charter and be aware of our engagements.

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Download the 2023 Ethics Charter here.

Furthermore, our employees received a mandatory training to ensure a better understating of this Charter and be aware of our engagements.

Gender equality

"Gender equality" is fully integrated into the Group's strategy. ESI is Commit to disclose their efforts to support gender equality through policy development, advocacy, and transparency.

In France, "Equal pay for equal work" has been a principle of labor law for several decades. The goal is for each company to reach a minimum score of 75/100. If a company does not exceed this threshold, it has three years to comply, failing which it may be sanctioned up to 1% of its payroll. Below are the results in 2022 :

  • The gender pay gap: 35/40;
  • The gap in individual rates of pay increase: 20/20;
  • The gap in promotion rates between women and men: 15/15;
  • The rate of employees having benefited from a salary increase in the year following their return from maternity leave: 15/15;
  • The number of employees of the under-represented sex among the 10 highest paid employees: 5/10.
    TOTAL: 90/100.

Please, refer to chapter 4 of DEU 2022 for more details.

Anti-discrimination

he Group's highly innovative solutions enable ESI to successfully develop its business throughout the world. As an international company, ESI Group is proud to be able to have a multicultural and diversified workforce. The Group has always valued differences and encouraged its employees to share their ideas across borders in order to create a modern and efficient work environment, able to better support its international customers. ESI Group strives to daily develop its know-how and expertise in recruiting the best talent from around the world.
In order to promote diversity and reduce inequalities within the Group, ESI is committed to:

  • Promote diversity and multicultural exchanges;
  • Increase the proportion of female employees with permanent contracts;
  • Comply with laws and regulations prohibiting any discrimination based on age, race, sex, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, health, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political or philosophical opinions, union membership or other characteristics protected by locally applicable law;
  • Not tolerate any form of sexual, physical or moral harassment, coercion or persecution

Anti-corruption

Every ESI employee must show integrity and to honor the commitments undertaken in their dealings with other employees, clients, suppliers, and other partners of our Company. All decisions must be made based on objective and transparent criteria. Any illegal and/or morally unacceptable action or practice is strictly prohibited.
Among the Actions taken to prevent corruption:

  • Prohibition of any form of corruption in its relations with its business and institutional partners and with the administration,
  • No financial or in-kind gratuities may be given with a view to obtaining an advantage, nor may such gratification Be received to benefit a company or person,
  • If an employee makes facilitation payments or influence-peddling in the course of their professional activities, he is likely to be subject to criminal penalties and its contract of employment will be terminated,
  • Prohibition to receive, give, promise or solicitate facilitation payments or influence-peddling undue benefits with a view to granting, obtaining or maintaining a contract or any other advantage.

Any individual in the employ of ESI, or any customer, supplier, partner or other third party, who becomes aware of a possible violation of those rules or of a violation of the law by the Company or any of its employees, has an important duty to report it. Please refer to Whistleblowing procedure (see ethic charter).

Responsible Purchase

ESI Group desires to work in an ecosystem and an environment that shares its values. The purpose of the Responsible Purchasing Charter is to clarify our expectations from our Suppliers (current or future) in terms of human rights and working conditions, ethical business conduct and governance, and environmental responsibility.  The capacity of suppliers to engage and translate these commitments into appropriate practices is part of the evaluation criteria retained by the Group throughout the relationship with the eligible suppliers.

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Ethic committee

The Ethics Committee is responsible for creating conditions to help our employees embrace the principles of our Ethics Charter and making sure its principles are applied by everyone in their day-to-day work.
The Committee listens and helps individual employees to discuss any topic related to implementing or complying with the Ethics Charter and makes sure that all our subsidiaries implement the principles set out in the Charter.
The Ethics Committee is composed of the following members:

  • EVP Operations & Chief Financial Officer
  • SVP General Secretary & Governance
  • VP Human Resources

The Ethics Committee can be reached at ethics [at] esi-group.com

Performance et conformité durables à l'échelle mondiale 

Notre objectif est de stimuler la créativité humaine pour porter les performances industrielles à un niveau supérieur. Cet effort se reflète dans notre engagement fondamental de contribution à la mise en place d’une industrie propre, sûre et productive au niveau mondial.

Avec pour objectif fondamental d’apporter la satisfaction à nos clients et de répondre à leurs attentes en matière de qualité des produits et des services que nous fournissons.

Notre système de gestion repose sur deux éléments clés : la performance de nos opérations et la conformité aux lois et réglementations applicables ainsi qu’aux exigences de nos clients.

Les certifications obtenues par ESI au cours des dernières années sont la preuve de notre alignement sur ces éléments clés.

La certification ISO 9001 nous aide à :

  • Définir l'approche processus alignée sur le contexte de l'organisation,
  • Intégrer la « voix du client » dans nos opérations,
  • Assurer la conformité aux lois et règlements applicables (RGPD, anti-corruption, conformité à l'exportation, responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise, etc...)
  • Maximiser la performance dans notre exécution pour garantir la conformité des résultats par rapport aux attentes.

 L'ISO 27001 cible :

 

  • La performance des processus liés à la sécurité de nos informations (internes et externes)
  • La mise en œuvre des meilleures pratiques pour garantir des mesures de sécurité physique, humaine et informatique adéquates.

- Le TISAX® concentre nos efforts sur :

  • La sécurisation des liaisons point-à-point avec nos clients et partenaires du secteur automobile.
  • Le renforcement de l'ISO 27001 par des exigences supplémentaires afin d'élever la performance de nos processus pour sécuriser nos opérations.

Ces certifications ont pour but de gagner la confiance de nos clients et partenaires en proposant des produits et solutions fiables, et d’utiliser chaque opportunité d’interaction pour démontrer notre engagement envers les principes mentionnés ci-dessus.

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CSR approach 

ESI worked on the alignment of its CSR strategy with the “OneESI 2024 - Focus to Grow” plan to improve its growth, profitability and sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. ESI defined 4 corporate objectives which are embedded in the four axes of the CSR strategy. the results and trends are as follows:

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UN Global Compact 

Since 2018, ESI Group signed the Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact) and thus undertakes to align its CSR strategy on the 10 United Nations principles, relating to human rights, international labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption. The Group also undertakes to yearly communicate its progress to its stakeholders through the release of a Communication on Progress (COP).

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Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations defined a list of 17 sustainable development goals ("SDGs"), meeting global challenges such as poverty, inequality, education and environmental degradation. Throughout its value chain and its CSR strategy, ESI Group addresses 10 different SDGs.

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Gaïa Index 

Being rewarded for its continuous improvement approach to its social, societal, environmental and governance practices, and on the basis of the new and increasingly demanding criteria ESI Group has achieved the silver level as a reward for its CSR commitment based on 2021 figures.

The Gaia Index (www.gaia-index.com) was created in 2009 and is now the benchmark sustainability index for medium-sized listed French companies. Developed by EthiFinance (www.ethifinance.com), the Gaia Index selects small and medium-sized companies based on their non-financial performance. It is composed of the 70 best stocks out of a panel of 230.

The ratings are based on 174 criteria (economic, governance, human capital, environment and stakeholders) and are used by the main investment decisions.

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Ecovadis 

Since 2021, ESI Group has been engaged with Ecovadis as a source of improvement with the objective of achieving an ESG performance level in line with the requirements of our clients and partners. At the time of our first assessment (2021), we had achieved the Bronze level.

In our 2022 assessment, despite Ecovadis updating their requirements and assessment criteria, we were able to keep our bronze medal and we continue to work and improve our score in future assessments.

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En fin 2022, ESI a pris l’initiative de s’associer aux Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP). Cette communauté a été  établie en 2010 par le Pacte mondial des Nations Unies et ONU Femmes et sont basés sur les normes internationales du travail et des droits humains. Ils s’appuient sur le fait que les entreprises ont un intérêt et une responsabilité dans l’égalité femmes-hommes et se matérialisent par sept principes dont ESI s’est engagé à appliquer au trois principes qui sont :

1.   Principe 2 : Traiter équitablement toutes les femmes et tous les hommes au travail - respecter et soutenir les droits humains et la non-discrimination ;

2.   Principe 4 : Promouvoir l’éducation, la formation et le développement professionnel des femmes ;

3.   Principe 7 : Mesurer et rendre compte publiquement des progrès accomplis pour parvenir à l’égalité des sexes.

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Global Sustainable Performance & Compliance

Our Purpose is to boost human creativity to drive industrial performance to the upper level. This is reflected in our core commitment to enable clean, safe, and productive industry globally. With a fundamental goal to bringing satisfaction to our customers and meet their expectations for the quality of the products and services we provide.

The performance of our operations and the compliance with the applicable laws and regulations and with the requirements from customers are the two key elements on which our management system is based. The certifications achieved by ESI over the past years are the proof of the alignment with those key elements.

The ISO 9001 help us to set:

  • The Processes Approach aligned with the context of the organization,
  • The voice of the customer integrated into or operations,
  • The compliance with the laws and regulations applicable (GPDR, Anti-Bribery, Export Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc…)
  • The performance in our execution to ensure the results are in line with the expectations

The ISO 27001 focuses us on:

  • The Performance of Processes linked with the Security of our information (internal and external)
  • The implementation of the best practices to guarantee adequate physical, human and IT security measures

The TISAX® brings our efforts to:

  • Securing of the exchanges point to point with our customers and partners in the automotive sector.
  • Complementing the ISO 27001 with extra requirements to elevate the performance of our processes to secure our operations.

The final objective being to win the trust of our customers and partners in our products and solutions, taking each interaction as an opportunity to demonstrate our engagement towards the above-mentioned principles.

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