Evaluating the global industrial performance of companies in the Great East Region as part of the regional master plan “Factory of the Future”


  • Great East Region (France)

Project dates

2016 - 2017

Objectives and outcomes

The Great East Region (Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine), has set for itself a goal to support competitiveness and industrial performance of its industries. In consistance with the « New Industrial France » national program, the Great East Region has decided to start working to roll out the factory of the future within its industries.

With the extensive transformation in the economic context, companies must integrate new technologies and production methods, while optimizing energy resources and rethinking human functions in the firm. This will allow them to develop, gain new market and create jobs. The Region wants to also assert its industrial position and secure its attraction.

Sofies and its partners are associated to support 100 to 150 industries with this approach. Sofies and Eco2Initiative will be in charge of deploying the Environmental Excellence diagnosis, which should help determine the maturity level of SMEs, and to identify themes to be expanded and prioritised. The diagnosis is carried out in 7 steps as described below.

The Environmental Excellence diagnosis provides in half a day a first overview of the environmental stakes of the company. An adjusted survey, along with the consultants experience, brings about a global vision on key strengths and improvement opportunities for the company. Priority actions are then identified to enable the move towards environmental excellence.

This diagnosis however doesn’t provide in-depth technical solutions within a few hours. It simply allows to clarify the manager’s thoughts and provide them with some strategic paths that can be refined depending on the company’s activities.

For more information

Presentation of the expert consortium and example of one of the audit output, illustrating the 7 themes of an audit.