A word from the chief executive officer

Séché Environnement, a long-standing player in waste management, continues to grow in the fields of the circular economy and decarbonisation. Through its activities serving the environment, the Group participates in the preservation of natural resources, the climate and biodiversity, while creating value for its private and public clients.

The waste management sector is central to the transition to a circular economy. In addition to the historical need to treat waste in order to control its hazardous nature and reduce pollution, it also needs to be repurposed, i.e. turned into a resource in the form of “material” or “energy”.

The circular economy solutions developed by Séché Environnement complete these long-standing activities. Implementing local energy recovery centers (steam, electricity, hot water) reduces the carbon footprint of industrial, tertiary and residential consumption. Recycling and regeneration make it possible to replace virgin raw materials that have a high environmental impact with recycled and regenerated materials.

Decontamination and rehabilitation activities also reduce the impact of historical pollution and help to preserve biodiversity.

Faced with an increasingly dynamic environment, Séché Environnement is continuing its internal and external growth. The All’Chem teams joined us in 2022. This Montluçon-based company specializes in the manufacturing of fine chemical products for the pharmaceutical, chemical and veterinary industries. In the summer of 2022, Séché Environnement also acquired Assainissement 34, a regional player specialized in sanitation and property hygiene and network maintenance, and STEI, a company specializing in water treatment.

In the countries where we operate, Séché Environnement strictly monitors the health and safety of all its employees. Zero accidents remain our guiding principle and the safety policy is central to the Group’s operational excellence. Human values – namely trust, teamwork and quality – are what enable us to mee the challenges of 2022.

Our positioning in the strategic businesses of the circular economy enables us to look to the future with confidence and commitment.

Maxime Séché
Chief Executive Officer


Ethical code

In 2003, Séché Environnement has joined the Global Compact. This is a voluntary commitment organized by the United Nations, under which businesses, associations and NGOs are invited to comply with ten universally accepted principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

From these guiding principles have derived our own business ethics commitments, expressed in the Group’s Sustainable Development Charter, in Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Policies for each site, and in a Code of Behavior and Actions which applies to all employees individually.

The rules contained in this Charter, these Policies and this Code are not substitutes for national and international legislation, which the Group must of course always strictly obey. Neither do these commitments have any contractual force; nevertheless, they must be known by, and applied by, all Group’s employees. It is incumbent on every employee to implement them, especially those who hold managerial responsibilities.

It is not a question of trying to foresee every eventuality, or to write rules for every case. However, clear and precise principles, applied with good sense and a responsible attitude, form a useful frame of reference for us all in the Group.

Joël Séché

President and CEO