As part of its efforts to make global supply chains even more sustainable, OPTEL Group has proudly become part of the International Research Consortium on Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Transition (CIRAIG). This strategic affiliation, which was launched on April 27, 2023, elevates OPTEL’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability as part of the newly formed consortium.

Comprising four universities and ten industry-leading companies worldwide, the consortium stands as a compelling global force in the quest for a net-zero economy. With an array of multinational members from three continents, the alliance pools expertise from diverse industry sectors, strengthening its potential to effect substantial change.

During the launch event, CIRAIG hosted an array of attendees. The ceremony welcomed distinguished universities, companies, and researchers from Québec, France, Switzerland, and Morocco.

The consortium features several educational institutions, including Polytechnique Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO). They will lend their esteemed scholarly insights to the mission of the consortium and ensure the scientific foundations for the sustainability transition.

The consortium is also made up of several major corporations across multiple sectors:  ArcelorMittal in the steel industry, Hydro-Québec in the energy sector, L’Oréal and LVMH in cosmetics and luxury goods, Michelin in the automotive industry, OCP Group in fertilizers, Richemont in luxury goods, Solvay in chemical production, TotalEnergies in the energy sector, and OPTEL Group as the leading developer of end-to-end traceability systems.

As a member of the consortium, OPTEL Group stands to advance its transformative solutions even further. Notably, its participation will enhance OptchainTM, the company’s carbon tracking solution and comprehensive intelligent supply chain suite.

Partners of the consortium pledge to support international team coordination and interdisciplinary research through substantial investments. This funding will enable professors to drive an innovative scientific program, contributing to the consortium’s goal of quantifying environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

“OPTEL Group’s involvement in the consortium exemplifies our ongoing dedication to creating a more sustainable world,” explained Louis Roy, Founder and President of OPTEL Group. “We look forward to close collaborations with all CIRAIG members as we work together to drive sustainable innovation.”