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Sustainable development

Defined by the UN as the ability of present generations to meet their needs while enabling future generations to meet their own needs, sustainable development requires a holistic approach that aims to bring coherence to economic, social and environmental strategies. This holistic approach is to be implemented by all the actors who subscribe to the objectives of sustainable development, in this case politicians, managers of economic circles in concert with employees and their representatives.


According to UEL, this strategy must notably be applied in the fields of business activity, such as the prevention of accidents, the protection of the health and safety of workers, continuing vocational training, production methods, the management of waste and the company’s relationships with its suppliers and customers. Rather than following a legislative framework, UEL favors the path of negotiated commitments by defining together with the companies or sectors of activity, the objectives to be achieved and putting in place the appropriate means of control. With this in mind, UEL has signed a charter on sustainable development on 31 October 2003, the purpose of which is to promote a logic of social responsibility among Luxembourg companies. The charter takes into account the economic, social, environmental and societal aspects.

To highlight its commitment to promote corporate social responsibility, UEL created the National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (INDR) on 6 July 2007 and is itself labeled ESR for the third consecutive time since October 10, 2014.

Documents (in French)

Our CSR strategy in 8 priorities

  1. We cooperate with our customers. [G36]
  2. We cooperate with institutions. [G38]
  3. We engage with our external stakeholders. [G23]
  4. We have identified society’s expectations. [R7]
  5. We have identified the interests of our stakeholders. [R9]
  6. Our decision-making processes ensure the implementation of our business strategy. [G17]
  7. Our information systems enable knowledge sharing. [G21]
  8. We manage data privacy and security. [G24]
Reference: INDR Guide

Our values


We work together in a spirit of caring and collegiality.

We act with integrity and respect.


We represent the interests of companies to the various stakeholders at economic and political level.

We promote open dialogue and proactive cooperation with political authorities and social partners.


We bring our expertise and competence to working groups and committees in accordance with the principles of good governance.

We are aware of our duty to set an example, and we embrace innovation, continuously develop our knowledge and take responsibility in our fields.