For more than 40 years, the Groupe François has surely made decisions bearing economic factors in mind, but at the same time considering the respect for a societal and environmental logic
By following this idea, Groupe François has naturally evolved (on 3 bio-sites in Belgium and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) towards a model that is significantly propelled by the integration of its companies and activities which are linked to the packaging sector (palette production centre, collection and repairing of palettes, logistics, sawing, and fabrication of blocks, etc), the energy sector (fabrication of combustible wooden pellets from sawing by-products, cogeneration and trigeneration, recycling of end-of-life wood, green electricity, thermal and solar energy production, etc.) or the consumer sector (Horse Cover bed for horses).
The 3 approaches to sustainable development (economical, environmental and human), interact permanently and positively, in accordance with an exclusive model in Europe!
- The word ‘waste’ no longer exists!
At each stage of its transformation, and depending on its state, we aim to provide maximum added-value to our local and renewable wood resources.
- We are entirely independent in terms of energy!
Whether it be to warm us up, dry/fabricate our palettes, blocks or other packaging, all the electricity and heat that we use is green, and comes from our cogeneration centre, recycling end-of-life wood (exclusive know-how from Groupe François), and from our 10,000 m2 solar park.
- The word ‘local’ takes on great meaning!
Why transport raw materials hundred or even thousands of kilometres when we can dedicate ourselves to local resources? The François Palette Fabrication Centre recently earned the title of “LOCAL WOOD,” proof of our commitment to mainly use wood from our regions (maximum 200km away from our companies).
- We significantly limit transport!
The integration of our activities allows us to significantly limit the use of transport and greenhouse gas emissions. Saving at both financial and environmental levels!