What is your profession?
I am an CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Reporting Officer. My job involves coordinating extra-financial reporting at the Group level. In this capacity, I work on missions such as implementing new KPIs, consolidating extra-financial data (CO2, energy, social…) from our subsidiaries, responding to ESG questionnaires, and providing ongoing support to the CSR department on topics such as employee acculturation to CSR and climate issues, as well as monitoring the roadmap.
What is your background?
I hold a Master of Science in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation. Before that, I studied at Rennes School of Business and the School of Environmental Professions. I also have several CSR experiences at Orano Mining (formerly Areva), La Mutuelle Générale, and Crédit Agricole.
Can you describe a typical day?
There isn’t really a typical day! But each day starts with monitoring CSR and climate news to always have a perfect understanding of these topics. Then, I deal with numerous subjects, reporting and strategy questions, as well as responding to the needs of the CSR department or investors.
What inspires you in your profession?
It’s a job of today and tomorrow. Indeed, this job has a positive impact. It serves the general interest by addressing climate issues. Moreover, it’s a job that is always evolving due to its recent development in the company and its recent development on the legal aspect. I am fortunate to work on very diverse topics and with all the professions of the company due to the transversality of CSR!
Among the 5 values of the Group, which ones resonate with you the most? How do you experience them daily?
I would say first, commitment because it is necessary to stay on course and achieve goals, such as decarbonizing our activities. Then, simplicity because I find it essential to explain complex areas such as climate and environmental awareness clearly and simply.
For the past few years, I’ve made various resolutions such as not taking the plane, limiting the use of the car, and adopting a more plant-based diet, and my carbon footprint is better for it!
The main qualities for your job?
One must be sensitized, acculturated, and convinced of the need to change mentalities and models. It is also necessary to be able to work on multiple subjects simultaneously with all stakeholders and all the professions of the Group. Finally, being proactive and demonstrating autonomy are also essential qualities for effectiveness.
What advice would you give to someone starting out?
First, have a positive impact on the environment by pursuing a career compatible with the climate emergency. Then, it is important to have solid knowledge and skills in this field to make awareness credible and legitimate. Finally, be an agent of change.