Each brand has a well-defined identity, with a specific values which are reflected in the product offering, features and design, as well as in appropriate communication mechanics.
We remain convinced that our balanced business model, combining profitable growth and a resolutely responsible approach, creates value for all and plays a full part in our contribution to better living in households around the world.
On December 6, Laurent Caillier and Stéphanie Le Bris from the Cookware Department Coating Research Team were awarded the trophy by the Paris Innovation Directors Club and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne for their "10% inspiration" approach.
Launched in 2012 by 8 innovation project managers from interrelated technical backgrounds, this approach was extended this year to the Group's 150-strong research community. The idea is to free up 10% of each person's working time so that they can then dedicate it to technical creativity and widening their perspective, for example attending scientific congresses or becoming involved in related manufacturing sectors, with the aim of ultimately driving the technology push of the Group's Research and Innovation programmes.
Designed and overseen by the researchers themselves, completely independently and under self-management, the "10% inspiration" approach aims to propose new technical and scientific pathways for research, stimulating joint creations and mutual enhancement, as well as creating ties with support functions and the external technical ecosystem.