Companies have answered our questions

One year of meetings with companies

Since the Manifesto's publication in September of 2018, we have had the opportunity to meet with many companies and discuss their environmental policies together. These exchanges have enabled us to gain a global understanding of their positioning in terms of ecological transition.

The timeline below gives an overview of the meetings we have had since September of 2018.

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    Air France
    Air Liquide
    Amundi
    Aslog
    BCG
    BNP
    Bayard
    Blackrock
    Bouygues
    C3D
    CMA-CGM
    Convention Lucie
    Décathlon
    EDF
    EGIS
    EPE
    EY
    Engie
    Eurazeo
    Faurecia
    Forum International de la météo et du climat
    Forum Shift Project
    Forum Sustainable Brand
    Groupe La Poste
    Lagardère Travel Retail
    MEDEF
    Michelin
    Nestlé
    PRODURABLE
    Paprec
    Positive Investor Forum
    RTE
    Raise
    SNCF
    Saint Gobain
    Salesforce
    Storengy
    Suez
    Total
    Transavia
    Transdev
    UN PRI
    Veolia
    Vertone
    Vicat
    Vinci
    Vivatech
    Wavestone
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To go even further...

To further convey the expectations of students and recent graduates, we sent a questionnaire to around 100 CEOs, in order to obtain more precise information on how they take environmental issues into account and to share their replies with the public. The questionnaire covers the « key questions you should ask » before choosing your employer. We mainly targeted larger companies, but many questions are suitable for interviewing SMEs. We will continue to publish the latest incoming responses on our website.

Companies' answers show first and foremost one thing, and it is significant: we, students or recent graduates, are taken seriously and our questions are legitimate.

Discover their answers

... with the right tools

We also know that these replies remain mere declarations, and that greenwashing is never far off. The replies should be read with a critical eye, and to manage this you should equip yourself with certain tools. On this page you will find an anti-greenwashing guide providing you the necessary toolkit.

Read the anti-greenwashing guide

Why publish the companies’ answers?

To test your critical thinking:

These replies provide a good opportunity to test one's critical thinking skills and put the anti-greenwashing guide into practice. The replies have to be applied to their context, namely that companies are trying to convince an audience (us) of their commitments. Hence you should ask yourself: Do companies give satisfactory answers? Do they shy away from the questions being asked?

To know more about these companies:

These answers are above all a guide to understanding the complex reality of what large companies do and don't do, based on concrete cases. However, this sample should not be considered as representative of all existing employers. Large companies find it easier to reply to this type of questionnaire. Thus, the idea is not to find that you will your ideal employer on this list. The latter may be an organization outside the sample we interviewed (e.g. SMEs, associations, local authorities, international organizations, etc.)

These companies have answered our questions

Some of the companies solicited have not (yet) replied to us : Accenture, Accor, Air France KLM, Airbus, Alstom, Altran Technologies, Amazon, Amundi, ArcelorMittal, Auchan, Bolloré, CFEB Sisley SAS, Capgemini, Cartier International SNC, Chanel, CMA CGM, Danone, Dassault Aviation, Deloitte, DS Smith, E.Leclerc, Eiffage, Essilor International, Ernst & Young, General Electrics, Google, Groupama, Havas, Heineken, Ipsen, JC Decaux, Lagardere, M6, Mazars, Nexans, Nuxe Groupe, Pernod Ricard, Rallye, RATP, Rémy Cointreau, Sanofi, Swiss Life, TechnipFMC, Thales Group, Transavia, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Vicat !

As soon as they are willing to provide us with their answers, we will be happy to publish them.

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Aéroports de Paris (ADP)
Transportation
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Air Liquide
Industry
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Atos
Digital
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AXA
Insurance
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Banque Publique d'Investissement (BPI)
Bank
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BNP Paribas
Bank
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Business services
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Bouygues
Buildings and Public works
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BPCE
Bank
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Casino
Large-scale distribution
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CNP Assurances
Insurance
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Dassault Systèmes
Industry
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Decathlon
Large-scale distribution
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EDF
Energy
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Egis
Business services
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Eiffage
Buildings and Public works
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ENGIE
Energy
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Fnac / Darty
Large-scale distribution
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Galeries Lafayette
Cosmetics, Luxury
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Groupe Carrefour
Large-scale distribution
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Groupe Rocher
Cosmetics, Luxury
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Hermès
Cosmetics, Luxury
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HSBC
Bank
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Kering
Cosmetics, Luxury
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KPMG
Business services
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La Poste
Logistics
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Legrand
Buildings and Public works
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Les Mousquetaires
Large-scale distribution