ESI Pursues its Commitment to Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility by Partnering with Gelato Globe

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

ESI Group (FR0004110310 – ESI), leading innovator in Virtual
Prototyping software and services, partners with Gelato
Globe
to amplify its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach.

Present in more than 40 countries, ESI faces the challenge of limiting
its environmental footprint around the world. In an effort to support
this ambition, ESI is working with Gelato to change its historical
practice of printing and storing printed material in Paris before
shipping it as needed around the world.

The partnership with Gelato is a further step in ESI’s commitment to
reducing its environmental footprint, while at the same time
streamlining processes to deliver quality printed materials, worldwide.
Gelato is a software platform that gives companies access to local
high-quality printers around the world. This is achieved through a
portal from which customers can centrally manage brand-compliant
printable assets which can then be printed and delivered locally,
without jeopardizing quality. This significantly reduces shipping
distances and delays and can eliminate wastage and storage costs.

As a new signatory of the United
Nations Global Compact
, ESI undertakes to pursue these actions. In
seeking to improve the environmental impact of its offices, ESI is
reducing paper usage and the energy consumption related to printing, and
also reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to long distance
shipments.

Amy de Rouvray, Director Worldwide Marketing at ESI Group, said: “We
found Gelato as we were searching for a partner who would be able to
address our global printing requirements and our growing need for
flexibility and adaptability to local markets. By adopting Gelato’s
cloud platform, we were able to achieve this and at the same time reduce
the shipping distances, delays, and waste that go along with printing in
one single location. We no longer stock materials centrally, as Gelato
enables our subsidiaries to order and receive the quantity of prints
they need, in less time. This local production has, during the first
phase of our rollout, reduced delivery distances by 70% (149,000 km or
93,000 miles) and associated CO
2 emissions. It
also eradicates the need to over-order print materials ‘just in case’ –
greatly cutting waste!”

Beyond the environmental benefits, the partnership also brings agility
to ESI’s printing processes and ensures a global brand consistency. The
improved efficiency helps reinforce the excellence that ESI is committed
to offering its customers.

“It’s extremely encouraging to see a market leader such as ESI Group
celebrate the enormous impact made on resource consumption by simply
evolving the way they print. We know print is part of a global company’s
brand management and customer journey. Our mission is to help companies
do it in a smart, cost-effective, and sustainable way. Our common CSR
vision was a decisive point for our partnership with ESI. With our
solutions, ESI strengthens its environmental commitment with the
reduction of its carbon footprint while gaining in flexibility and
agility,”
says Henrik Müller-Hansen, CEO and founder of Gelato.

Read about ESI Group’s CSR strategy: www.esi-group.com/company/about/our-responsibility

About Gelato

Gelato Globe is an enterprise solution that enables end-to-end brand and
print management including creating, organizing, and distributing
corporate marketing material worldwide from any device. Today the Gelato
platform supports 11 languages and 27 currencies, delivering printed
materials to 101 countries and covering 6.1 billion people via one
global print cloud.

www.gelato.com

About ESI Group

ESI
Group
is a leading innovator in Virtual
Prototyping
software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI
has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers
replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to
virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future
products. Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is
now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance LifecycleTM,
which addresses the operational performance of a product during its
entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid TwinTM,
leveraging simulation, physics and data analysis, enables manufacturers
to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product
performance and to anticipate maintenance needs.

ESI is a French company listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris.
Present in more than 40 countries, and addressing every major industrial
sector, ESI
Group
employs about 1200 high-level specialists around the world and
reported annual sales of €135 million in 2017.

For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.

Contacts

ESI Group – Communication
Florence Barré
communication@esi-group.com
or
ESI
Group – Media Relations

Céline Gallerne
press@esi-group.com
or
Gelato
– Press Inquiries

Christian Sæterhaug
Christian.S@gelato.com

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