Elis establishes group CSR committee and expands board

3 November 2020

Elis, the international multi-service provider offering textile, hygiene and facility services in Europe and Latin America, has established a third permanent committee, for corporate social responsibility (CSR), which has led to the reorganisation of the Supervisory Board as a whole.

The CSR Committee chair is Florence Noblot and the other members are Amy Flikerski and Philippe Delleur. The committee will review the Group’s strategy, commitments and objectives regarding CSR and ensure that Elis properly anticipates CSR developments, opportunities and risks.

Following the appointment of Noblot as chair of the CSR Committee, Elis’ Supervisory Board has appointed Fabrice Barthélemy as chair and member of the Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee, as a replacement for Florence Noblot. Joy Verlé and Thierry Morin are the other members of the Appointments, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee and will continue in their roles.

Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of the articles of association. the Corporate Works Committee has appointed, for a 4-year period, Valérie Gandré and Philippe Beaudoux as members of the Supervisory Board, representing employees.Therefore, the Supervisory Board now has 11 members.

Three acquisitions in Brazil

Meanwhile, in separate news, Elis announced the acquisition of three laundries in Brazil. Elis, has acquired  100% of Clinilaves and ASPH (« Clinilaves ») in Brazil. This acquisition will be consolidated from 1 November.

Clinilaves operates two sites (plus one currently under construction) near Sao Paulo and Joinville (Santa Catarina state). The activity is dedicated to rental-cleaning flat linen for mostly private clients operating in the healthcare segment.

Clinilaves generated revenues of c. BRL50mn in 2019. This acquisition will strengthen Elis’ position in the healthcare sector in Brazil and will contribute to its profitable growth in the country.

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