Fives, a Responsible Group

Fives Group is an international, technology-driven company focused on export and product innovation. Fives Group has served a variety of global markets for over 200 years and has thrived by providing its customers with high-value products and services.

Today, Fives’ success is a direct outcome of the grounding values of its Group culture. This culture is built on a deep belief in its employees and in the innate drive of each person to reach his or her full potential. The Group is collectively committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment where all employees can develop their talents, enjoy their work, and responsibly conduct their activities.

Fives’ culture exerts a strong and steady influence on each employees, to act with the highest levels of integrity and responsibility. The Group is committed to meeting the needs of its customers through its innovative - reliable products. With an ongoing commitment to its legacy of taking a long-term outlook on its operation, Fives continuously seeks to make decisions with this perspective.

Fives has in its hands a powerful lever for the plants of the future and for the men and women who work there. Designing process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the world's largest industrial groups, Fives is committed to delivering added value to its clients. The Group operates with a global approach of operational costs, integrating energy efficiency, process performances, emission control and limitation, as well as machine safety, for an optimum use by the industrial players that it serves.

Fives has developed a comprehensive program within the Group to address these challenges. It is structured by 4 key concerns:

Environment: Minimize Fives' environmental footprint and that of its clients

  • Eco-design & machine safety
  • Environmental management

Economics: Promote fair practices on the marketplace

  • Ethical conduct & prevention of corruption
  • Sustainable partnerships

Social: Provide a safe and motivating workplace

  • Health & Safety management
  • Diversity and social benefits
  • Skills & career management
  • Monitoring employees’ satisfaction

Governance: Embed the CSR priorities into the organization of each Fives Entity

  • CSR coaching program
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Our concern, at the Group level, is to make this program "go live" in each subsidiary. In this perspective, we have developed a CSR coaching program. This program is two-fold: mobilizing each management committee around the subject, and identifying the CSR priorities to be integrated in each affiliate's Continuous Improvement plan.

Estelle Fontenay
Group CSR Director

Fives assessed by EcoVadis, a rating agency specialized in CSR

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Fives Group has been assessed as a whole in November 2013 on the solidity of its CSR program. Fives has achieved the “gold” level and stands in the top 10% of the 10 000 companies assessed worldwide by Ecovadis.

EcoVadis is a rating agency specialized in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A team of international Sustainable Development experts analyzes and crosschecks suppliers’ data (supporting documents, information watch, etc.) in order to create reliable ratings encompassing the market, geographical location and size of each company.

Fives deliberately requested to be reassessed in November 2013, after its first rating in October 2012. The 10 000 companies assessed by EcoVadis today stand for 150 business fields and cover 95 countries.

Methodology: The EcoVadis methodology is based on international Sustainable Development standards (Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000), and supervised by a scientific committee of CSR and Supply Chain experts, to ensure reliable third-party CSR assessment.

Stepstones in Fives' Corporate Social Responsibility Program

2001

Publication of the first version of the Group Business Ethics Charter

2005

Creation of the Innovation Department, whose key strategic goal is to improve the energy performance of equipment supplied by Fives, while reducing its environmental footprint

2007

First issue of the Code of conduct (in English and French) distributed to all Group employees

2008

Creation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Department

2009

Phase 1 of the Corporate Social Responsibility awareness program for Group companies

2009

First CSR Reporting launched at Group level

2010

Updating of the Group Directives and Guidelines Manual. The Directives and Guidelines Manual is primarily a management and risk control tool and the reference document for all executive officers and employees of the Group Companies worldwide. 

2010

Code of conduct update, translated into 13 languages and distributed to all employees

2011

Fives joins the UN Global Compact

2011

Launch of program's Phase 2 with Group companies: roll-out of CSR action plans for every business line

2012

Publication of the first CSR and Annual Report (for 2011)

2012

Target of ISO 14001 certification, by the end of 2014, for all Group industrial sites

2012

Safety is integrated as a criteria in the Managing Directors' compensation package

2013

Launch of a new safety program focused on safety leadership