The men and women working for the Group dedicate their talents to a mission of great public utility: handling the waste generated by households and industrial clients and recovering or treating this waste under the best technical and environmental conditions.
Right from its inception in 1985, the development of Séché Environnement has been firmly grounded in social responsibility :
Joël Séché takes over his family's small construction business and uses his determination and vision to gradually reposition the company in the environment industry.
Opening of a Class II Waste Storage facility (non-hazardous waste) in Changé (Western France).
Since then, Joël Séché has always attached great importance to pursuing permanent dialogue with local residents and all stakeholders.
Creation of a "waste business park". This innovative concept groups together multiple service offers for the treatment of waste generated by local authorities and industrial clients. Opening of a Class 1 waste storage facility for industrial waste.
The company's original positioning advocating sustainable development is recognized via its ISO 14001 environmental certification. It is the first certification of its kind awarded to this sector in the world.
Opening of a biocenter and a treatment unit for Infectious Medical Waste.
Initial public offering on the Second Marché of the Paris Bourse.
The acquisition of Alcor confers national prominence on the company, catapulting the Group into a leadership position in the waste business in France.
The acquisition of Trédi, a specialist in incineration and the physical-chemical treatment of hazardous waste contributes to strengthening the Group's position vis à vis industrial clients.
The company wins the first occupational health and safety certification under OHSAS 18001 standards awarded to a waste treatment company in France.
The Group refocuses on its core business: the treatment and storage of waste. All the Group's human and financial resources are concentrated on attaining this objective and, secondary activities (collection, sorting, etc.) that were among the assets acquired from Alcor and Trédi are sold to professionals in these businesses.
Participation in major site rehabilitation projects outside of France : Abidjan
Acquisition of a 33% stake in SAUR (the No. 3 private water company in France). Caisse des Dépôts (47%) and Axa (20%) share the remainder of the share capital.
Joël Séché becomes SAUR's Executive Chairman.