OUR
MANIFESTO

WE, BUT, WOMEN AND MEN WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE « WELL BEING AT HOME  ».

We, partners in your comfort and style at home, are committed to your side because we are close to you, less than 20 minutes away on average.

This proximity is the basis of our commitment, it is what drives us to contribute to local life, to jobs, but also to your desires, everywhere, in all territories.
This proximity has committed us to our suppliers, our customers and our employees for 50 years.

Because we are inspired by your desires, and because we are 9,000 citizens, we want to do our share. Today, we reaffirm our commitment by giving it a new dimension.

TOGETHER, WE ARE
A COMMUNITY, A COLLECTIVE
AT THE SERVICE OF ALL THE INHABITANTS.

Our goal? To transform our model in depth to contribute to the indispensable transition towards sustainable housing.

To this end, we need to act together and build change:

• Let’s promote the eco-design of our products,
through a more responsible and local production while remaining accessible to all,

• Let’s ensure the well-being at work,
the respect of diversity and the commitment in our CSR actions, for all BUT employees

• Let’s act for the circular economy,
for the social and economic development of the territories where we are present.

The Earth is our very first home,
and we know that it is an emergency to dwell on it differently.

We will imagine, design, produce and deliver better,
so that, together, we can LIVE A BETTER LIFE.

OUR
Ambitions

OUR GOAL IS TO BE THE BENCHMARK FOR HOME FURNISHINGS THAT ARE AFFORDABLE TO ALL AND RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

As a major player in the furniture industry, we must set an example.
In other words, we must act as responsible retailers who are fully aware of our impact.
French manufacturing has always been part of our DNA.

Since the company was founded, we have built strong partnerships with many French suppliers. However, we are acutely aware that we need to go further in this approach. This is why distant sourcing should naturally be reduced to the specific know-how that we can no longer find in Europe and this is also why we should combine the reduction of our impact, with proximity and competitiveness.

PRODUCING BETTER

More responsible, local and accessible

LET'S STRUCTURE
OUR COMMITMENTS
WITH OUR SUPPLIERS

For a retailer, product sourcing is an essential issue.
At BUT, we are constantly strengthening our purchasing policy in order to encourage more responsible sourcing, in line with the objectives of our roadmap.
For example, our purchasing teams are trained in the traceability of the supply chain.We have even recruited a dedicated team.
Today, our wood sources are assessed and validated by an independent NGO: EARTHWORM FOUNDATION.

Our goal?
That 100% of the wood used in our products comes from responsible sources by 2024.

40%
OF OUR FURNITURE PURCHASES
ARE MADE IN FRANCE
80%
OF OUR PURCHASES
COME FROM
EUROPE
100%
OF OUR SUPPLIERS
HAVE SIGNED OUR RESPONSIBLE
PURCHASING CHARTER

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING IS NOT JUST A MATTER OF "MADE IN FRANCE".
THE SAME HIGH STANDARDS REGARDLESS OF WHERE OUR SUPPLIERS COME FROM.

Responsible purchasing is not just a matter of “Made in France”, we have the same high standards regardless of where our suppliers come from.
We want to offer our consumers better quality and more responsible products at the same price, while reducing the environmental impact of logistics and transport.

74%
OF PFL CONTAINERS ARRIVE
BY RIVER TRANSPORT In our logistics centre in Lyon
18%
ARRIVE BY
RAIL TRANSPORT

LET'S DEVELOP
THE ECO-DESIGN
OF OUR RANGES

In 2020, we launched our first bedding range made from recycled plastic bottles recovered from the oceans.

The Seaqual eco-designed fibre, used in mattresses, saves up to 40% in energy and 50% in CO2 compared to a conventional polyester fibre.

LET'S REDUCE
THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
OF OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

More virtuous and efficient energy consumption is crucial if we want to live up to our responsible ambitions. This is why we are striving to develop a more virtuous supply chain, in particular by favouring river transport for our factory-warehouse-store flows.

In addition, we are measuring the energy consumption of our warehouses and shops with the Deepki tool and we are equipping our central warehouses with LED solutions. By 2024, our entire company will be equipped with LEDs.

OUR IMPROVEMENT APPROACH

RAISING OUR CUSTOMERS' AWARENESS

We are committed to guiding our customers towards our most responsible products and services, by raising their awareness of more virtuous consumption habits and uses, in particular through socio-environmental displays. We have already launched a reparability index for household appliances.

ACCESSIBILITY

We are committed to making all our point of sale channels accessible to people with disabilities (shops and website).
Our corporate and recruitment websites BUT RECRUTE are already accessible to visually impaired and dyslexic people.

LIVING BETTER TOGETHER

Closer to our employees

SAFETY,
IS OUR PRIORITY

The health and safety of our employees is a key issue for us. This is why we have put in place a demanding protocol for health risk management and established an ongoing dialogue with our social partners. At the same time, we are strengthening our preventive actions with regard to professional risks (carrying loads, repetition of movements, etc.).
Two pilot projects are currently being carried out to minimise the risk of MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders):

• The deployment of warm-up sessions for
teams before each work shift in the warehouses

• The use of exoskeletons on our logistics platforms in order to limit the impact of heavy
loads on the spine and to provide
greater comfort in the performance
of daily tasks.

BEING AN
INCLUSIVE COMPANY

We work in partnership with specialised job boards to relay all of our job offers and mobilise talent from all backgrounds.
Today, 44% of our managers are already trained in the fight against discrimination and sexist behaviour.
Our goal? To reach 100% of trained teams by 2021.

2022 figures :

LET'S CELEBRATE DIVERSITY
AND ENCOURAGE EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY

These values are at the heart of our corporate culture.
Our disability mission gives life to our roadmap, particularly with the formalisation of the 4th collective agreement for the employment of disabled people, unanimously signed by the trade unions (from 2020 to 2022).

We are also proud to have signed the Diversity Charter in May 2021, which confirms our desire to act for the respect of differences and equal opportunities.

BUT is also committed to the integration of young people.

BUT is a company with a human face. It is above all the talents, the personality and the diversity of the teams that contribute to the company’s success.
We wish to cultiver ce sens du collectif dans l’action et nourrir cette fierté d’appartenance cultivate this sense of collective at work and nurture this pride of belonging by remaining close to our teams and giving them the opportunity to progress in a caring and stimulating environment.

FOCUS: THE BUT CAMPUS,
AN INTERNAL TRAINING SCHOOL
TO REVEAL OUR TALENTS

Well-being at work also means rewarding successes. This is why we have created the BUT CAMPUS.
This training school is dedicated to employees looking for new challenges and professional development.
Currently, 4 courses allow them to progress, to adapt to new market evolutions and to take on new responsibilities in the distribution network.

LET'S FOSTER WELL-BEING
BY LISTENING
TO OUR EMPLOYEES

The well-being of our employees is a key indicator of our performance. In order to improve their working conditions and reduce arduousness, we encourage our 9,000 employees to express themselves on a totally anonymous platform.
In 2020, we asked them about their conception of teleworking, about the health crisis and about clothing.
This feedback is essential for us to inspire everyone’s commitment to growing together.

FOSTERING THE TRANSITION
IN OUR REGIONS

More present for our ecosystems

2021 figures

13 450
TONNES OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE
COLLECTED BY THE ECO-
ORGANIZATION: ECOSYSTEM (electrical and electronic equipment - 2021)
10 482
TONNES OF
RECYCLED MATERIALS
1 525
TONNES OF PRODUCTS
RECOVERED IN ANOTHER WAY (energy, associations, etc.)

LET'S GIVE A SECOND LIFE TO
OUR FURNITURE AND
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

Improving the management of our waste is a challenge that we are taking on head-on.
There are many projects to be undertaken, particularly in the area of product reuse and recycling.
This is why we have introduced a waste management policy to control our sorting wherever we operate. With 24 French manufacturers and distributors, we are continuing our partnership with Eco-mobilier, a state-approved eco-organisation that is responsible for the collection, sorting and recovery of used furniture and mattresses.

And to inspire best practices beyond our walls, we are making sure that our customers take responsibility by encouraging them to return their old furniture to us.

To this end, dumpsters are installed near our shops.
And thanks to the Waste Pilot tool, all waste flows are managed reliably and efficiently.

FOCUS : DESTINATION ?
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Our goal is to promote services that contribute to a circular economy.
We have therefore implemented a pilot operation with two networks specialising in the second life of products: Happy Cash and La Trocante

The idea ?
The customer sells his second-hand product in these networks and can benefit from a voucher that can be used in our BUT shop network.

LET'S ACT AS A
SOLIDARITY COMPANY

There is no secret. Our territorial roots connect us to the most local concerns. As a result, we strive to respond to the concerns of residents and territories by forging ties of trust and partnerships with local players.
More than ever, our employees are mobilising to act in favour of housing for people in vulnerable situations.
Their commitment inspires us to go further by participating in local and national solidarity events, such as the Telethon or the Emmaüs Défi initiative.

WE ARE PROUD,
AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING

BUT international has achieved level 2 out of 4 on the evaluation criteria of the Engaged CSR Label, a result that rewards in particular :
• The desire of our Group management to accelerate our CSR commitment.
• CSR principles historically anchored in the company.
• Values shared at all levels, wherever we operate.
• Our desire to structure our CSR approach and make it systemic and embodied on a daily basis.

JOIN US ON OUR RESPONSIBLE ADVENTURE

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our teams, discover our rapports RSE

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