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OPTEL Group Joins International Research Consortium on Sustainability

2 Sept 2023

OPTEL Group has taken a significant step toward enhancing global supply chains' sustainability by becoming a part of the International Research Consortium on Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Transition (CIRAIG). This strategic affiliation, initiated on April 27, 2023, underscores OPTEL's strong commitment to environmental and social sustainability within the consortium's framework.

A Global Force for Sustainability

Comprised of four universities and ten leading companies spanning the globe, CIRAIG emerges as a formidable global entity dedicated to advancing the cause of a net-zero economy. With multinational members hailing from three continents, this alliance leverages expertise across diverse industries, amplifying its potential to drive meaningful change.

Diverse Participation

The launch event of CIRAIG attracted a distinguished audience, featuring prominent universities, corporations, and researchers from Québec, France, Switzerland, and Morocco. Among the educational institutions contributing their scholarly insights to the consortium's mission are Polytechnique Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO).

Corporate Titans and Industry Leaders

CIRAIG also boasts the participation of major corporations representing various sectors. ArcelorMittal in steel, Hydro-Québec in energy, L’Oréal and LVMH in cosmetics and luxury goods, Michelin in the automotive industry, OCP Group in fertilizers, Richemont in luxury goods, Solvay in chemical production, TotalEnergies in energy, and OPTEL Group as a leading developer of end-to-end traceability systems collectively form this dynamic consortium.

OPTEL Group's Transformative Impact

As a member of CIRAIG, OPTEL Group is poised to advance its transformative solutions. This participation will notably bolster OptchainTM, the company's carbon tracking solution and comprehensive intelligent supply chain suite.

A Pledge to Sustainable Research

Partners of the consortium have committed to substantial investments to support international team coordination and interdisciplinary research. This funding will empower professors to lead innovative scientific programs, contributing to CIRAIG's overarching goal of quantifying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance.

Louis Roy on OPTEL Group's Commitment

Louis Roy, Founder and President of OPTEL Group, expressed the company's unwavering dedication to forging a more sustainable world through its involvement in the consortium. He looks forward to close collaborations with all CIRAIG members in driving sustainable innovation.

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