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Professional memberships

SYNTEC

 

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Syntec-Ingénierie is the French federation of engineering firms. Its members share a common ethos as well as similarities in terms of financial structure, categories of employees, types of contracts and clients. Representing the collective needs of its members, the federation's role is to advance, promote and safeguard the interests of the profession and its members, notably through its work in the regulatory sphere.

Safege chairs the "Water" task force within the "Infrastructure" section of Syntec-Ingénierie, which prepares guidance on procuring engineering services (for the planning, design and construction management phases) and has published a guide for local authorities to assist them in procuring the most appropriate services for their infrastructure projects.

 

 

Each year Syntec-Ingénierie stages the Rencontres de l’Ingénierie, a forum for exchange between the engineering profession, public and private-sector clients and other project stakeholders. Engineers, experts and other interested professionals or non-professionals come together at a dozen or so workshops to explore issues like the ingredients for successful projects, globalisation, ways to share risk in research and development, clients' expectations and the creation of value in the engineering sector. The young graduates' forum, another event organised by the federation, is an opportunity for Safege to showcase its activities and to offer internships and jobs.

 

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EFCA

 

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Syntec Ingénierie is a member of EFCA (European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations), the sole association promoting the European consulting engineering industry to the European institutions. Safege has access to the various services offered by EFCA as a member of Syntec Ingénierie.

 

EFCA represents the interests of its members to lending agencies such as the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and to other institutions and organisations in and outside Europe.

 
AFITE

 

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Safege is a member of the Association Française des Ingénieurs et Techniciens de l’Environnement, whose members unite around the conviction that technical and economic and progress can be achieved in an environmentally sound manner and in a manner compatible with sustainable development.

Working in close cooperation with regional, national and European authorities and institutions, AFITE's aim is to encourage discussion and the sharing of experience and information among professionals in the environment sector.

 
Entrepots Working Group

 

The Entrepôts working group was created within the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning in 2000, with the task of examining the effects of future legislative changes in the area of industrial risk management, and the preparation of guidance on implementing those changes. Its work includes the testing of the simplified permitting system for installations requiring special authorisations for environmental reasons. Safege serves on the working group as an independent expert.

Trade fairs and conferences

 

Safege exhibits at all of the major trade shows attended by the various players in its sector and, importantly, representatives of local government. Such events include :


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  • The Salon des maires et des collectivités locales (SMCL), which provides an opportunity to establish contacts with all levels of local government, including the communes, the départements and the régions as well as intermunicipal associations and mixed-capital entities.

  • The Pollutec Trade Fair in Lyon, a key global meeting for environmental professionals, providing a platform for technologies for the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development.
  • Safege and other SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT companies are present at the Fête de l'Humanité, the popular French Communist Party festival which stages cultural events in addition to its political programme.
  • As a developer of urban development solutions, Safege exhibited at the 2008 International Logistics Solutions Show, which showcased the different modes of transport (road, rail and river) as part of the theme "New Territories of Transport and Logistics". The show attracted some 25,000 visitors, including a 15% international contingent.