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Organization Name

Groupe SEB

Case Story Title

A design policy which respects the environment.

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Issues Addressed

  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Case Story Category

Partnership Project

Countries of Impact

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen

Case Description

With 145 million products sold throughout the world in 2005, Groupe SEB is establishing itself as the market leader in small domestic appliances and is concerned about their impact on the environment and their processing when they come to the end of their service life. This is why, from 2003, the Group has implemented an eco-design approach.




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