While Madagascar and the surrounding region are known worldwide for the skills and know-how of the workforce, its social, management and environmental practices still have some way to go. To meet this challenge and help raise the country’s profile, Axian strives for continuous improvement and exemplary business practices in each of its sectors of activity. These exemplary practices apply first and foremost to our environmental performance, with site compliance, increased use of renewable energies and a reduced carbon footprint. They apply to quality and safety, with a systematic commitment to ISO certification for all our companies and the development of turnkey services. We also take the same exemplary approach to business management and human resources, with a strong emphasis on the principle of local management, fair and attractive salary policy, gender equality, health and welfare plans for employees and their families, training and support programs and assistance for young graduates.