OUR COMMITMENTS

ARTER, AN ENTREPRISE WITH A MISSION

SINCE 2019, ARTER HAS PUT ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY AT THE HEART OF ALL ITS ACTIVITIES. IN 2022, ARTER OBTAINED THE STATUS OF A “MISSION-DRIVEN COMPANY”, MAKING ECOLOGICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY THE CORNERSTONE OF ITS VISION AND PURPOSE. OUR GOAL IS TO BE A LEADER IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF PRACTICES WITHIN THE CULTURAL SECTOR.

STANDARDS AND LABELS

ARTER RELIES ON ADDITIONAL LABELS AND STANDARDS TO STRUCTURE ITS CSR APPROACH. FROM 2016 TO 2022, ARTER BENEFITTED FROM THE PRESTADD LABEL AND BOASTED DUAL ISO CERTIFICATIONS: 20121 AND 14001.

OVER THIS FIRST PERIOD, ARTER WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP AN APPROACH IN LINE WITH ITS COMMITMENTS AS A PRODUCER.

IN 2022, ARTER CHANGEd STATUS, BECOMING A MISSION-DRIVEN COMPANY.

IN 2023, ARTER RECOMMITTED TO MEETING THE ISO 20121 STANDARD AND ALSO OBTAINED B CORP CERTIFICATION. THESE TWO REFERENCES WILL SERVE TO GUIDE THE EVOLUTION OF THE AGENCY FOR THE 2023-2026 PERIOD.



PARTNERSHIPS

ARTER CULTIVATES PARTNERSHIPS AROUND THREE MAJOR AXES:

– THE FIGHT AGAINST ANIMAL SUFFERING
THROUGH OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ANIMAL CAUSE, OUR AGENCY IS CONSISTENT WITH ITS ASPIRATION FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY WHICH PLACES A HIGHER VALUE ON ALL LIFE FORMS.

OUR AGENCY SUPPORTS THE SPA (SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS) IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ANY FORM OF ANIMAL MISTREATMENT OR ABUSE AND SUPPORTS ITS ACTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELL-BEING OF ANIMALS BY CONTRIBUTING TO THE REBUILDING OF THE GENNEVILLIERS SHELTER.
THE AGENCY ALSO SUPPORTS THE L214 ASSOCIATION THAT PROTECTS FARMED ANIMALS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE TRANSITION TOWARDS A PLANT-BASED DIET.
ARTER IS PROVIDING ITS SKILLS AND EXPERTISE TO THE L214 ASSOCIATION TO HELP ORGANIZE THEIR NEXT EXHIBITION “EMERVEILLEMENT” (WONDER).

– THE TRANSMISSION OF SKILLS AND CAREERS
ENSURING THE TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN THE CULTURAL SPHERE IS ANOTHER OF ARTER’S MAIN PROJECTS.

OUR AGENCY BACKS THE SORBONNE ARTS SCHOOL (EAS) AS A PROFESSIONAL TEACHING PARTNER WITHIN THE MASTER 2 EXHIBITION SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES PROGRAMME AND SUPPORTS THEIR END OF YEAR PROJECTS.

– SUPPORT FOR CONTEMPORARY CREATION
SINCE 2004, ARTER HAS SUPPORTED CONTEMPORARY CREATION BY ACCOMPANYING MAJOR ARTISTS ON THE CONTEMPORARY SCENE LIKE XAVIER VEILHAN, SOPHIE CALLE, AND LAURE PROUVOST IN THEIR PROJECTS AND IN THE PRODUCTION OF THEIR WORKS.

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OUR APPROACH TO REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

KEY FIGURES FROM 2022

TRAVEL AND MOBILITY

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR PROJECTS IS RESTRICTED TO THE BARE MINIMUM AND CAREFULLLY CONTROLLED AS PART OF THE CARBON IMPACT PROJECT. IN EUROPE, JOURNEYS BY RAIL ARE PRIORITIZED. 80% OF THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT PURCHASED FOR PROJECTS, FOR WHICH WE RUN A CARBON ASSESSMENT, ARE PROVIDED LOCALLY, i.E., LESS THAN 150KM FROM THE SITE WHERE THE PROJECT TAKES PLACE.

 

DIGITAL IMPRINT

OUR I.T. SERVICE PROVIDER IS AWARE OF OUR APPROACH AND HAS SIGNED OUR SERVICE PROVIDER CHARTER. THEY ADVISE US ON THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF EQUIPMENT AND THE LOCALIZATION OF CLOUD SERVICES.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ALL WINDOWS ON OUR SITE HAVE BEEN REPLACED IN RECENT YEARS AND NOW OFFER 100% DOUBLE-GLAZED OPENINGS. A CONDENSING BOILER HAS BEEN INSTALLED. LIGHTING HAS BEEN SWITCHED TO LED AND A CENTRALIZED CONTROL SYSTEM PREVENTS ANY LIGHTS BEING TURNED ON OUTSIDE OF THE AGENCY’S OPENING HOURS.

 

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

ARTER PRIVILEGES THE LOYALTY OF ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS AND SEEKS TO INVOLVE THEM IN ITS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL POLICIES. WE HAVE IDENTIFIED CSR CRITERIA FOR ALL OF OUR PURCHASES, AND WE ARE SEEKING TO SYSTEMATIZE THESE AS MANDATORY CRITERIA. THE CATERING OFFERED AS PART OF PROJECTS OR TEAM MEALS ARE AUTOMATICALLY VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN. AT THE AGENCY OR ON PROJECTS, WASTE SORTING IS MANDATORY.

 

OUR PROJECTS

ECO-DESIGN

WE ARE DEVELOPING AN ECO-PRODUCTION METHODOLOGY IN THE FORM OF AN OPERATIONAL TOOLBOX. THIS METHODOLOGY WILL ENABLE ALL PROJECTS PRODUCED BY ARTER TO TAKE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES INTO ACCOUNT AT EVERY STAGE. IMPACT CRITERIA ARE ALSO PRESENTED TO OUR CLIENTS IN ORDER TO ALLOW THEM TO MAKE INFORMED CHOICES.

– 50 HOURS OF TRAINING AND 25 HOURS OF EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON CSR AND ECO-PRODUCTION ISSUES WERE PROVIDED TO OUR TEAMS BETWEEN 2021 AND 2022.
– IN 2022, 69% OF THE MATERIALS USED ON PROJECTS FOUND A SECOND LIFE BY BEING RECYCLED OR REUSED.
– WE PROHIBIT THE USE OF MATERIALS, PAINTS, AND GLUES WITH HIGH LEVELS OF SOLVENTS AND VOCS.

CARBON TRAJECTORY

WE SYSTEMATICALLY CARRY OUT CO2 IMPACT STUDIES OF EACH PROJECT IN LINE WITH OUR ECO-DESIGN APPROACH. THIS IS DONE WITH BOTH CUSTOMERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS.

ON ITINERANT PROJECTS OR PROJECTS WITH MULTIPLE EDITIONS IN THE SAME LOCATION, WE HAVE BEGUN DRAFTING A CARBON TRAJECTORY, BY CONSIDERING SEVERAL CARBON IMPACT CALCULATIONS OVER A CONSTANT PERIMETER. THIS ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE A TOOL WITH a HIGH EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL TO EXPLAIN TO CLIENTS HOW BEST TO CONDUCT SIGNIFICANT ACTIONS WITH A LONG-TERM IMPACT.