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One hundred and fifty business leaders adopt ten proposals for the ecological transition

It’s on the boat Gustavat the foot of the Eiffel Tower, that the sixth and final session of the Business Convention for the Climate (CEC) ended on Friday 1er July in the evening. A few hours earlier, the 150 business leaders voted, after eight months of work, on the necessary measures according to them to make the ecological transition a driver of the economy and, above all, a factor in the development of their own business.

Marie Bozzoni, the general manager of the Vedettes de Paris, who had invited them, is a member of the CEC. “I was curious, I had an environmental sensitivity, I sorted my waste, I bought on Leboncoin, but I wanted to see what could be told and done concretely in a company”says this 43-year-old entrepreneur.

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The number one of these companies, large or small, comprising 350,000 employees for 95 billion in turnover, have adopted ten proposals which will be submitted to the government and parliamentarians to inspire, they hope, legislative or regulatory measures. Among several dozen avenues, these business leaders voted overwhelmingly (97.8%) in favor of seven measures and three groups that will continue to work on “the disappearance of environmental tax loopholes”, “eco-conditionality of access to markets and public funding” and creating an index “R3” for “reuse, repairability and recyclability”.

Training in the challenges of ecological transition occupies a large place in the measures adopted, intended for “economic decision-makers and management committees”, or employees and employee representatives. We also find the energy renovation of company buildings or the priority for the least polluting mobility.

A roadmap for every business

These leaders also offer “condition executive compensation on the success of previously set environmental criteria” and the obligation of “creation of a scope 3 carbon footprint for all companies with more than 50 employees”. For the time being, only companies with more than 500 employees are required, every four years, to take stock of their direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1), as well as those related to their consumption of energy (scope 2). Scope 3 includes all indirect emissions, i.e. the life cycle of a product, waste, staff mobility, transport of goods, etc.

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