The CFE group attaches a major importance to sustainable
relation both with its co-workers and with the environment. Here
are some aspects of our vision:
The attention CFE devotes to diversity has been an integral part
of the group's policy and that of its subsidiaries for several
years. After signing the Charter on Diversity in 2005, the company
achieved positive results two years later in an audit conducted by
an independent rating agency (VIGEO). Our recruiting policy
is clear: it is based on individuals' skills and motivation,
regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin or disabilities.
Special emphasis is placed on training, which covers a wide
variety of topics. Take, for example, the training sessions related
to technical themes, safety, management, IT, etc. The
objective ? To allow you to develop and give you the best tools to
At CFE, the work environment matters! This is why CFE sets aside
time for get-togethers among colleagues in a friendly, relaxed
setting. Family visit days, site "open house" days, and several
sporting events (group's football tournament, Brussels 20K, etc.),
to name a few.
CFE is not only present in Belgium. The group also operates in
the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, the Middle
East and Africa. For those globe-trotters wishing to discover an
international career, there are certainly possibilities of finding
that overseas job at CFE !
One of the greatest things is that, as a group of companies,
there will always be career opportunities. If after several years
of experience you would like to build a career overseas or work in
another field, this is possible. Mobility is encouraged so that
each employee is able to decide on his or her career at their own
The philosophy of "doing business in a socially responsible way"
is central to the policy of each of the group's companies. The very
specific services the companies offer prove that CFE is
participating in building the future: DEME's participation in the
first C-Power farshore wind farm in Ostend, the design
and installation of photovoltaic panels by Nizet, the group's
participation in sustainable infrastructure projects such as the
Liefkenshoek rail tunnel in Antwerp, the
Coentunnel in Amsterdam, and so forth.
CFE has created a dedicated Sustainable Development department
to rethink the buildings of tomorrow, reduce their global
CO2 print, and provide useful recommendations to the
group's entities in view of adopting an approach that is
environmentally friendly in the long run.
Safety comes first
Safety is a top priority at the CFE group and is based on the
following key elements:
- the health and safety of each employee and all parties
concerned, as well as respect for the environment and the work
place, are central elements of the CFE group safety policy
- "to work in the safest possible way and see to the safety of
others" is a condition for working at CFE
- accidents and incidents can be avoided
- the resources and methods required for their prevention are
made available and must be used
- the desire to constantly improve in the area of safety, health
and environment is a factor of productivity and quality and is thus
a source of profitability
- each individual is responsible in his or her own way for
abiding by the safety policy and standards, directives and
To make this possible, the topic of health and safety in the
work place is systematically discussed. SCC and OHSAS are
therefore frequently applied within the CFE group as systems of
When new employees join the team, a debriefing on safety is part
of the welcoming. CFE invests heavily in training and continuing
education for all employees to maintain high safety standards.
To ensure that safety remains an integral part of our corporate
culture, both senior managers and workers in the plant are
constantly kept aware of safety matters.
"Our employees work at our company to earn a living, not to put
their lives at risk," says Renaud Bentégeat, CEO.
In 2008, CFE even put on a play for all operational workers in
the construction division to spark a debate and hear suggestions
for improvements to ensure safety remains a daily concern and
priority. The objective remains "zero accidents"!
In early 2010, the Belgian section of the European Club for
Health, backed by the Federal Public Service of Employment, Labour
and Social Dialogue, awarded the CFE group the "Health &
Company" prize for its play.
In 2012, CFE continued its exemplary human resources policy,
which has twice been rewarded with the Top Employer award in
Belgium, along with Diversity accreditation from the Brussels
Capital regional authorities.