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ESI Group joins the United Nations Global Compact

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ESI Group (FR0004110310 – ESI), leading innovator in Virtual
Prototyping software and services, announces today its membership in the
United Nations (UN) Global Compact.

As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and in line with its Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, ESI Group undertakes to respect
the 10 principles of the United Nations in the areas of human rights,
labor, environment and anti-corruption. The Group commits to yearly
communicate its progress to its stakeholders through the release of a
Communication on Progress (COP).

Through the implementation of its values, ESI has distinguished itself
for the past three years within the Gaïa Index for its continuous
commitment toward a CSR approach, structured around four priorities:

  • Being a committed employer;
  • Being an outstanding partner for its customers, by offering innovative
    and sustainable solutions;
  • Being an environmentally friendly player;
  • Serving civil society.

Through its Virtual Prototyping solutions, the Group supports its
customers in their industrial and operational challenges, while helping
them achieve their sustainable development objectives by offering
solutions that enable them to develop more environmentally friendly
products. In addition, these products are launched on the market with
increased safety for end consumers. ESI's virtual reality solution
IC.IDO, when applied to the manufacturing sector, enables the
improvement of operators' working conditions by making working
environments more ergonomic.

Alain de Rouvray, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESI Group,
comments: "Our membership of the United Nations Global Compact is a
further step in our commitment to social, societal and environmental
responsibility. It demonstrates our strong beliefs and our will to act
in these areas. While the 10 principles of the United Nations are
already included in the Group's development strategy, we commit
ourselves to amplifying our action so that these principles are
disseminated and adopted more widely."

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact gathers companies
and organizations of all size, as well as civil society players, around
10 universally recognized principles that are essential for the
establishment of more sustainable and inclusive societies.

Read about our CSR strategy under "Our responsibility": www.esi-group.com/company/about/our-responsibility

You can find all of our press release at: www.esi-group.com/company/press/news-releases

About ESI Group

ESI
Group
is a leading innovator in Virtual
Prototyping
software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI
has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers
replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to
virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future
products. Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is
now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance LifecycleTM,
which addresses the operational performance of a product during its
entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of Hybrid TwinTM,
leveraging simulation, physics and data analysis, enables manufacturers
to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product
performance and to anticipate maintenance needs.

ESI is a French company listed in compartment B of Euronext Paris.
Present in more than 40 countries, and addressing every major industrial
sector, ESI
Group
employs about 1200 high-level specialists around the world and
reported annual sales of €135 million in 2017.

For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.

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