Meeting tomorrow’s social, societal and environmental challenges.
As a sensitive player in the revolution of the office real estate sector, Newton Offices has rethought its role and its contribution to shake up the codes once again.
This commitment involves working closely with local economic players to respond effectively to the needs and socio-environmental challenges of specific regions.
Newton Offices develops and animates communities in and around its buildings, fostering dialogue and relationships. By going beyond the boundaries of the company and the office, Newton Offices invites you to multiply local links and synergies, and to take part in the life of the city.
Faced with the many climatic and social challenges weighing on the economy and the world of work, we are neither resigned nor pessimistic, but always on the move and resolutely looking to the future. A future we need to imagine and make possible.
Newton Offices’ raison d’être, which is to support the deployment of the economy in towns and territories, is based on 3 responsible commitments:
By choosing to develop the regions rather than locate in Paris. From Marseille to Lille, via Aix, Lyon and Montpellier, we have chosen to network the regions to develop a local economy.
We also want to be the voice of this decentralization movement. Through our Extra-Muros podcasts and outside events, we want to be a driving force behind this economic deployment.
By creating partnerships with local economic players. On each of our sites, we list local restaurateurs and retailers. By offering events to our residents, such as Cool Business Meetings, workshops and webinars, enabling them to meet, share ideas and services, and open up to their local ecosystems.
These are concrete local actions that mobilize all Newton employees, all Newton Offices customers and in collaboration with local stakeholders around our buildings. They build trust internally, and generate support for the company’s CSR ambitions.
Partnerships and patronage
Associations provide appropriate, sustainable responses to local needs. They bear witness to a local, humane entrepreneurial approach that has a positive social and environmental impact.
Well aware of the fundamental role they play in our society, and keen to ensure that we are successfully anchored in the local area at each of our sites, we have set up sustainable, value-creating partnerships with local associations and SSE structures.
Skills sponsorship, the provision of reception and meeting rooms, sponsorship, events, fund-raising, etc. – it’s through all these actions that partnerships take shape.
Through its “Impact Offices” program, Newton serves local players in the social economy by offering them workspaces at very attractive rates. Fully-equipped workspaces from 4 to 8 workstations at preferential rates in Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Aix-en-Provence.
Impact offices are reserved for associations and impact project leaders in the fields of the environment, solidarity, culture, education or health, who meet the following conditions:
We support our employees in carrying out concrete actions for society via the Wenabi skills sponsorship platform. Every year, each of them will be able to offer their skills by carrying out a one-day flash mission for the local general interest. In the same way, we carry out collective actions during our annual seminar.
The committed players we support
Heureux d’apprendre, mentorat d’entrepreneur, ES Milloise, Entrepreneur dans la ville, Action contre la faim, Singa, Sol en Si, Comme les autres, Secours Populaire, CKDB, Unapeï 13, Le Sel de la vie, Mentorat d’entrepreneur…
The partner developers were made aware of Newton Offices’ environmental requirements :
We have set up a responsible purchasing policy and are working on a charter. The aim is to establish a common frame of reference between purchasing teams and suppliers, integrating CSR commitments in favor of sustainable development, and to involve suppliers in this continuous progress approach.
Although Newton Offices is not obliged to assess its greenhouse gas emissions, we have decided to carry out a carbon audit.
The next steps in our carbon strategy :
From the pre-employment phase through management, stakeholder relations and internal communications, to the assumption of a new position, inclusion at Newton Offices is thought out in advance and constantly adapted to the singularity of the situations that arise. This is why we have adopted a policy of non-discrimination in hiring.
Newton Offices is a signatory of the SINGA Charter and is committed to taking concrete action in favor of the inclusion of refugees and exiles in the following areas :
Ensure the successful integration of new recruits and existing employees, by raising awareness, training and supporting managers and staff in welcoming newcomers to their teams, and in the benefits of intercultural management.
Quality of Life at Work and CSR are linked by a common foundation: respect for people.
Newton Offices is committed to :
Encouraging residents and employees to realize that every eco-friendly gesture counts.
One of our objectives is to achieve zero waste on our sites, by applying the 4Rs Method:
Refuse – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle (sorting bins on all floors: plastic, cardboard, paper, other waste).
Newton Offices has joined the community Companies make a commitment and is committed to energy efficiency.
Our action plan includes concrete measures to reduce energy consumption in our buildings, and to raise awareness among both the Newton Offices team and our residents of energy-saving practices.
Like the hummingbird, we’re changing the world on our own scale, and because they play such an important role in our food chain, we wanted to start with bees (almost 40% of the food we consume comes indirectly or directly from the work of bees and the pollination of fruit and vegetables they carry out).
We have installed beehiveson the Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence sites and landscaped the surrounding areas with melliferous plants. As well as preserving bees and biodiversity, we’ll be able to harvest and jar our own Newton Offices honey!
B-Corp certification is the only certification that measures a company’s overall social and environmental performance, thanks to its B-Impact assessment tool. This is one of the most demanding certifications.
Being B-Corp certified means protecting your company’s mission and providing objective proof of your commitments. It also involves identifying areas for improvement and tracking the company’s social and environmental performance over time. That’s why we decided to join the B-Corp adventure.
There are still a few stages to go before certification, and the deadlines are very long, but we’re on the right track!
Why did Newton Offices join the Companies for Climate Convention?
“The experience of the Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat shows that training has enabled managers – who are far from all aware of the challenges of the ecological transition – to prove particularly ambitious for the economic world, as well as for their own companies. “
Eric Duverger, Founder of CEC.
We participate assiduously in the various sessions that make up the CEC Provence-Corsica itinerary:
#4: “New compass
Although Newton Offices is not required to assess its greenhouse gas emissions, we have decided to carry out a carbon balance in 2022, with a result of 936 tCO2 generated in 2021, taking all three scopes into account.
Some performance indicator figures on Newton Offices’ carbon footprint (achieved in 2022 with data from 2021):
Our GHG emission reduction targets :
Becoming a company with a mission is a way of affirming our values, defining objectives that meet the challenges of our time and measuring our social and environmental impact.
Our raison d’être, “To support the deployment of the economy in towns and territories”, is officially enshrined in our bylaws, and we have set up a mission committee to oversee the execution of our mission.
What is a mission-driven company?
The société à mission model is a recent legal innovation introduced as part of the Pacte law, and constitutes the only legal framework in France for contributory companies.
What is the loi pacte?
Passed on May 22, 2019, the PACTE law on business growth and transformation sets out a new legal framework for business in French law. In particular, it introduces the notion of the “company with a mission”, a business model that guides companies’ power to transform in order to solve the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century, by linking innovation capacity with active listening to stakeholders.
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