Sustainable initiative

The carbon footprint

The carbon footprint assessment demonstrates a reliable and measurable industrial undertaking: a quality-related assessment criterion for use in calls for tender. Improvement measures:

  • implementation of eco-design projects,
  • use of AISI 441 stainless steel
  • raising awareness of best practice in the use of our energy units.

Tournus Equipement is the only factory in the food service industry to have performed a carbon footprint evaluation.



AISI 441 stainless steel

Tournus has incorporated AISI 441 stainless steel into its production. With a quality identical to AISI 304, it emits less greenhouse gas during production: -14%

A set of equipment made of AISI 441 can be recovered in a sustainable development-oriented project without losing performance or creating additional costs.

Energy performance

The design of the Oreo2 self-service solution enables power consumption savings of approximately 40% compared to the old range, with identical performance and ease of use.

This avoids approximately 1200 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Assistance to professionals

Tournus Equipement makes product sheets available to its customers to help decision-makers in their HQE (high environmental quality) projects. They specify the materials used and the respective weight, water consumption, energy consumption, worksite waste and parts that can be recycled in each product.

The « Environment » sheets can be integrated into the as-built file. They are used to define a minimum recycling rate of the equipment implemented.

WEEE recycling

When Tournus Equipement electrical equipment comes to the end of its service life, the user/customer contacts Ecologic, which specifies where the product can be disposed of. The waste from this equipment (WEEE) is then recycled.

Requiring a certificate of membership of the WEEE initiative protects end users in relation to future environmental requirements.

CO2 saving

For every big job or simple request, Tournus Equipement forwards customers a statement of the CO2 emissions saved with the estimate.

This enables clients to reply to calls for tender that include environmental requirements.