Lot-et-Garonne: The environmental and human challenge of the Elise Atlantique company

Elise Atlantique is committed to recycling waste for businesses. The professional integration of people with disabilities has priority. The company was founded in Reuse Village in Damazan.

Raising awareness and support for companies in recycling their waste. This has been the mission of the Elise franchise since 1997. Historically, the company is based in Lille and employs around 450 people in 45 locations in France, including 5 in the Aquitaine region and in particular in Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx, Pau, USA. Toulouse, Bordeaux, where the head office has been since 2012, and now in the Reuse Village at the ValOrizon site in Damazan. On the latter site is the site manager Frédéric Barberis Giletti.

The challenge was initially to respond to an unmet need for waste paper, which is then directed to the stationery industry. “Our offer is based on the collection and treatment of office waste,” explains Frédéric Petit, President of Elise Atlantique. By that we mean everything that has to do with paper, glass, metal, wood, lightbulbs, furniture and everything that can be found on a desk in general. “”
An essential approach that fulfills the obligation companies have since July 2016 to respect the sorting of multiple waste streams: cardboard, glass, plastic, wood and metal.

A social dimension

If the Elise Atlantique franchise comes from an environmental initiative, there is also a social dimension to hiring people with disabilities or difficulties in integrating. “We are a suitable company. Most of the people we hire have various disabilities and we try to live up to their assigned roles. It is a way of responding to inclusion through employment policies. These people are sent to companies for collection. Others will go to the facility to make sure of the surplus as some waste will need to be sorted first by color and then by material. “
In addition, a waste collection mission is nothing more than sensitizing those affected. “Making companies aware of the importance of careful recycling is one of our goals. Additionally, there are social problems because by calling us our customers can meet their employment obligations for people with disabilities. “

A professional project after 24 months

In 2018 the state set up the CDD Tremplin. At the end of this 24-month contract, the goal of the employee concerned is to build a professional project. “At Elise, most of our hires come under this type of contract. Once we have trained them, our employees will be able to find new sectors of work and care, such as the environment or the transportation sector, which truckers sorely lack. “

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