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Geostaff : Our ecological initiatives for a greener future


At Geostaff, we are firmly convinced that our actions today determine the future of our planet. That’s why we strive to integrate ecological practices in all aspects of our business. In this article, we will delve deeper into our four main environmental initiatives.

Initiative 1 : Recycling unused pallets

We see each waste not as a problem, but as an opportunity. It is with this in mind that we launched our pallet recycling initiative. We actively encourage our customers to return unsed and in good condtion apllets. In addition to reducing waste, this program allows us to strengthen our ties with our customers by offering gifts in return. This process is win-win, as it saves resources and reduces waste.

Initiatives 2 : Transition to rapeseed for transportation

In our quest for a more sustainable future, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. That’s why, as of September 2023, all our trucks will run exclusively on repeseed. Rapeseed is an excellent alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Not only does it emit less C02, but it is also renewable, unlike pretroleum-based fuels. By chossing to switch to rapeseed, we actively reduce our impact on the climate and support the development of renewable energies.

Initiatives 3 : Use of gypsum

Gypsum is one of our most precious resources. This natural mineral is at the heart of our production process. At Geostaff, we transform raw gypsum into a fine powder which is then used to manufacture a diverse range of products. The use of gypsum allows us to create high-quality products whil minimizing our environmental impact. Moreover, gypsum is entirely recyclable, meaning we can reuse our production waste, thus reducing our ecoligical footprint.

Initiative 4 : Prevention of risks associated with crystalline silica

At Geostaff, the health of our employees and customers is at the heart of our concerns, particularly regarding exposure to crystalline silica, a common mineral in the construction industry. We implement strict measures to minimize this risk, in accordance with current regulations.

Crystalline silica is a “particularly high health risk “for workers, as underlined by the National Agency for Health Safety. This substance was classified in 1997 as “carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In France, nearly 365.000 workers could be exposed to this substance.

Occupational exposure to silica is linked to several lung diseases, including silicosis and lung cancer. From 2001 to 2017, more than 4,500 work-related health problems associated with silica were recorder in France [1]

Geostaff is committed to creating a safe and healthy work environment for its employees. We comply with European guidelines on worker protection against carcinogenic agents and we constantly strive to reduce exposure to crystalline silica at our sites. This initiative allows us to ensure the safety of our employees while minimizing our environmental impact.

[1] Le monde, “From 2001 to 2017, just over 4.500” “work-related health problems associated with silica were recorded”, 2019.”

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