OUR CSR COMMITMENTS
A STADIUM WITH COMMITMENTS
The Stade de France has been concerned with and actively working on its social and environmental impact since its inception. In 2009, the Stade voluntarily drew up an initial roadmap.
A NEW ROADMAP FOR 2023
Since 2012, the Stade de France has taken part in the Global Compact Network France. The latter offers its members a framework for voluntary commitment based on respecting ten principles, derived from the foundational texts of the United Nations and related to human rights, labour law, the environment and the fight against corruption. Since signing the Eco-responsible Charter for sports facility managers led by the French Ministry of Sports and the WWF on 11 June 2018, the Stade is has also been committed to some fifteen quantified objectives related to all the sustainable development challenges involved in operating the Stade de France
View the 2022 CSR report.
In order to meet the ever-growing expectations and demands of its stakeholders and to comply with national and international laws and regulations, particularly those relating to the duty of care, a new corporate social responsibility policy was decided upon and formalised by the Stade de France Consortium at the end of 2022. Applicable from 1 January 2023, this new policy is based on 4 key areas established in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Global Compact. Adopted in 2015, these set out 17 priorities to be achieved by 2030 to support economic development that respects people and the planet.
A STADIUM THAT IS REDUCING ITS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Aware of the environmental impact generated by the organisation of major events, the Stade de France is committed to limiting this impact at various levels:
Since 2018, the Stade has been working with CITEO on a continuous improvement initiative for its waste sorting system.
100% of waste generated at the Stade is put into a recovery programme, of which almost 1/3 is recycled, with 100% of food waste treated as bio-waste.
The Stade is concerned about the future of its facilities and opts for re-use whenever possible. In 2022, the pitch was given a second life after the concert season. It was transferred and installed at the Marie-Marvingt stadium in Le Mans for long-term use.
The Stade de France offers a catering service for the general public that respects local producers, French cuisine and the environment. It also works with non-profit organisations to redistribute unsold food to combat food waste.
In anticipation of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Stadium had to meet particular technical specifications and thus, beginning in 2020, launched a vast programme of modernisation works: replacing the big screens, installing a new athletics track, new lighting (sports/enclosure), light show, footbridge leading to the Aquatic Centre, etc.
The Stadium reduced its electricity consumption by 1/3 over the last four months of 2022 compared with 2019. Action plan: limiting the use of grow lights, switching off the big screens and dynamic displays at doors between events, limiting pitch heating, managing the temperature within the premises, etc.
AN ACTIVELY COMMITTED STADIUM
The Stade de France Consortium is committed to its employees, spectators and the local community.
>> RAISING AWARENESS OF AND COMMUNICATIONS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Raising environmental awareness among employees through workshops (The Climate Fresk), installing targeted signage and distributing an Eco-Actions Charter.
>> COMMUNICATING WITH STAKEHOLDERS
Every year, the Stade de France holds a meeting of the Stade de France Users' Consultative Committee to review the past year, look to the future and discuss issues that concern everyone.
The Stade de France is in constant communication with event organisers and works closely with their CSR representatives to make events more environmentally friendly.
Relationships and communication with the associations representing the neighbours of the Stade de France are maintained through daily exchanges and feedback on all events.
>> THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR SPECTATORS
Spectator health: an emergency medical service (EMS) is in place at each event. A risk assessment rubric is used to determine the configuration of the emergency system based on the context, the type of event and the expected audience.
Spectator safety: a major issue for any stadium, the Consortium and the event organisers have stepped up the security arrangements put in place for events. On average, between 1,200 and 1,600 security guards are active at each event to ensure everyone's safety.
A STADIUM THAT GUARANTEES ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
The Stade de France Consortium intends to set an example in its business conduct and its compliance with all applicable anti-corruption laws.
The Stadium's social and environmental objectives are steered by a Sustainable Development Committee comprising at least one member from each Division.
>> RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING
Since 2008, the Stade de France has been refining its choice of service providers based on their CSR policy.
The Consortium's purchases also aim to be as local as possible: in 2022, almost 20% of the Consortium's purchases came from suppliers in the Seine-Saint-Denis region (93).
>> SUPPORT FOR VIP CUSTOMERS
As a subject of the Sapin II law, the Stade de France has decided to support businesses by publishing a white paper. The aim of this is to clarify how to prevent acts of corruption and the steps to follow to ensure the success of your corporate hospitality programme.
>> RAISING EMPLOYEE AWARNESS OF ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
An anti-corruption risk prevention system has been deployed within the Stade de France Consortium, in order to conform to the Sapin II law. This has resulted in the introduction of a number of tools: a charter and code of conduct, updating and introduction of new procedures, training, etc.
EMPLOYABILITY AND GENDER EQUALITY
Hosting of secondary school pupils from priority education areas through the Give Me Five scheme, launched by Vinci to combat inequality. A day was organised to introduce them to the stadium and its various professions, with the support of several employees who came to talk about their careers and their work.
>> GENDER EQUALITY INDEX
The Law of 5 September 2018 on the freedom to choose one's professional future strengthens our obligations in terms of equal pay between women and men. Since 2019, companies with more than 50 employees have been required to measure pay gaps between men and women, with the goal of eliminating them. To this end, a "gender equality" index has been introduced. It is assessed annually and published by the company. For the Stade de France Consortium, the gender equality index calculated for calendar year 2023 is 80 points.