Continuous improvement strategy

A voluntary Quality and Sustainable Development Management

All sites and activities are certified ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.

SOTRADEL gets involved in « OBJECTIF CO2 », a voluntary and responsible action.

The road transport division companies signed the Charte CO2 with ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) and DREAL (Regional deparment for Environment, development and housing). Since 2010, they committed themselves to reduce CO2 emissions, acting on 4 elements :

  • vehicles : fleet modernization/renewal, approved technological solutions and Equipment (on-board computer systems, etc.)
  • Energy/fuel: a complete follow-up fuel consumption system
  • Lorry drivers: give to drivers a sense of responsibility and “eco-driving” training program
  • Transport organization: goods flow optimization

SOTRADEL created an ECODRIVE Challenge in 2012, in order to generate a dynamic with lorry drivers to reduce CO2 emissions ; and thus reward those who obtained the best ECODRIVING performances over the year.

SOTRADEL gets involved in sustainable logistics

  • The ADEME selected SOTRADEL for the “Plan national de valorisation des déchets” (national plan for waste reuse) in April 2011 : SOTRADEL was the only logistics services provider among 50 companies selected in France.
  • SOTRADEL was nominated in November 2011 for the “Prix Entreprises et Environnement” (Business and Environment award), awarded by the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and ADEME, for its involvement in global sustainable logistics confirming its “eco-citizen” behaviour. SOTRADEL was the only transport/logistics services provider to be nominated.


  • SOTRADEL is the only transport company of the Rhône-Alpes region to take part in the STEEEP European Project, which aims to support SMEs during three years for their efforts in energy savings.


  • SOTRADEL gets involved in Corporate Social Responsibility ISO 26000 (a voluntary compliance of social and ecological responsibility of companies).


  • Since 2011, SOTRADEL contributes to the EQUILIBRE project sustained by the ADEME and LUTB, which aims to experiment new technologies to replace fuel with GNV (natural gas for vehicles) on truck tractors –

SOTRADEL gets involved in security and safety of people and goods

  • SOTRADEL obtained the AEO status – AUTHORISED ECONOMIC OPERATOR. The AEO certificate is an official evidence of quality and safety delivered by the UE Customs.


  • SOTRADEL obtained French MASE Certification (Safety Improvement in Companies) for its IN SITU activities



  • The ambitious annual training plan promotes individual evolution,
  • the annual investment plans ensure equipments renewal,
  • the IT development aims to improve process control,
  • energy savings reduce environmental impacts.

The continuous improvement strategy of SOTRADEL results in a large teams involvement.


SOTRADEL is member of LABELYSEES,  an industrial group that supply equipment and services for all industrial sectors : a global solution combining skills, know-how and geographical proximity.


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