Acting for the environment
Our priorities: measuring and reducing the environmental impact of our activities and supporting our customers in their own sustainable digital transformation. Orange Business is committed to contributing to the Group’s main environmental objective: achieving net zero carbon by 2040.
Green Act: our environmental transformation program
Launched in 2019, our Green Act program aims to embed environmental issues as a key priority into our day-to-day processes and business activities and in those of our stakeholders.
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Our commitment in figures
45% reduction in our CO2 emissions on scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2030 compared to 2020
50% renewable energies in our electricity mix by 2025
30% mobile phone units we sell to be collected and recycled each year by 2025
An approved environmental approach
Nine of our sites are certified to ISO 14001
Since 2010, in order to manage the environmental impact of our activities, we have been deploying an environmental approach at our major sites, which is structured and managed by an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to ISO 14001.
Our energy performance wins awards
In 2022, the Group won the Cube competition, organized by the French Institute for Building Performance (Ifpeb), which aims to help building users effectively reduce their energy consumption.
Our carbon trajectory targets are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Orange Group is committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2040, including commitments made on emissions for all scopes. We have set ourselves an intermediate target for our scope 3, approved by the SBTi: to reduce our emissions by 14% in 2025 compared to 2018.
Digitalizing for good
A secure and reliable digital ecosystem
We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality and sovereignty of our customers' data, as well as the security and resilience of our connectivity, cloud and cybersecurity infrastructure. Discover Orange Cyberdefense.
Ethics and anti-corruption policy
We are committed to conducting our business with transparency and integrity, in line with the Group’s Code of Ethics. This is complemented by our Anti-Corruption Policy, with zero-tolerance regarding corruption in all of our activities and throughout the Group. 100% of our purchase contracts include a CSR clause. To date, about 26,000 of our employees have completed the UN Anti-Corruption Visa.
An ethical approach to data and AI
We are committed to an ethical and reasoned use of artificial intelligence. In 2020, we became the first company to be awarded the GEEIS-AI label. We also signed the charter for inclusive AI, which is complemented by our own Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics Charter.
Generative AI user guide
Orange Business is fully committed in this ethical approach. We created rules for using generative AI to be applied to all projects, products and services based on this technology and to all uses of generative AI in our businesses.
Working for digital equality and building an inclusive company
We support the development of digital skills in order to strengthen inclusion through free support schemes and the creation of local projects.
Professional training open to students and professionals alike, focused on digital expertise in data and AI, cybersecurity, management and soft skills.
Our Data School is focused on the new professions of data engineer and data scientist, which today hire 40% women.
Orange Cyberdefense Academy
Within the framework of our Orange Campus, this unique program combines a permanent position with a five-year tertiary degree.
Diversity and gender equality
We believe that diversity and gender equality at all levels of the company are powerful levers for economic performance and employee well-being. One of our priorities is to increase the number of women in technical and digital professions where women are currently under-represented.
In 2019, we became the first company in the French stock market index, which tracks the 40 largest French stocks (CAC 40), to sign a worldwide agreement on professional equality, work-life balance and the fight against discrimination and violence.
By 2025, our objective is to reach:
- 33% of women in our total workforce and 40% of women in our Leader/Executive pool
- 25% of women in technical jobs
We have a very strong commitment to reduce electronic waste (e-waste). With that in mind, it is a top priority to take back products we sold and destroy them in a safe manner. Read more about our E-waste Management program in India.