Axione and Bouygues Energies & Services have risen to the challenge of supplying a very high-speed connection in the Sarthe region, with a responsible and committed approach, on behalf of the Syndicat mixte Sarthe Numérique. In June 2022, the “La Fibre Arrive Chez Vous” project, begun in 2016, was awarded the Top Site Innovation designation.

Being awarded the Top Site Innovation designation in partnership with Bouygues Energies & Services shows our daily commitment and performance in guaranteeing not only the safety of our employees, but also the controlled management of the environment and the quality of our projects

Jérôme Chauvière, Manager of Axione’s Mulsanne office.

Axione’s subsidiary Sartel THD is in charge of project management and network maintenance over a 30-year period. The work was carried out jointly by the teams of Axione in Mulsanne and Bouygues Energies & Services in Champagné.

The Sartel THD, Axione and Bouygues Energies & Services teams are proud to have carried out this major deployment under optimal conditions.

Rémi Carrière, director of the Sartel THD concession.

A number of criteria were assessed on-site to achieve this certification, along with local innovations.

They consist of the following:

  • Health and safety: through respect for key indicators, monitoring of prevention benchmarks and compliance with the 12 Bouygues Construction health and safety fundamentals,
  • The environment: by applying an environmental management system to the site and controlling the environmental impact of energy, carbon emissions, water consumption, the circular economy and waste management,
  • Quality and customer satisfaction: by setting up a dedicated organisation, a technical risk analysis and a quality control system shared regularly with our client Sarthe Numérique,
  • Social and community issues: through the introduction of monitoring and traceability systems to ensure that the work situation is suitable, optimised and compliant with regulations. Local partnerships have also been developed with inclusion organisations and training centres.

 Axione and Bouygues Energies & Services worked together from design to delivery of the project. It has proved to be a success, working in synergy and showing our ability to share our different areas of expertise to complete our assignments and thereby helping us to obtain this label awarded by Bouygues Construction.

Séverine Dubois-Berlot, Head of the Champagné Bouygues Energies & Services centre.

Congratulations to all project stakeholders for their involvement and hard work.

This certification shows that Corporate Social Responsibility is more than ever a central issue for Axione and Bouygues Energies & Services.

*The Top Site label was launched in 2020 by Bouygues Construction to reward exemplary CSR projects. The label’s Innovation rating is obtained by meeting and exceeding the label’s criteria to achieve excellence.

Thanks to the network deployed by our subsidiary Lotim Télécom, the operator DSTNY provides access to connectivity services to its client, the Mutualité française de la Loire, a public health organisation based in Saint-Etienne.

Interview with DSTNY and Mutualité Loire Haute-Loire Puy De Dôme

Franck Dunière, Head of major accounts for operator DSTNY France (formerly IP Line)
Nadine Favier, Head of IT and organisation Mutualité Française Loire – Haute-Loire – Puy-de-Dôme

1 – Present your respective companies and their background

IP Line was founded in 2004. We provide various services for our customers: publishing cloud communication solutions, BtoB operator, hosting sensitive data, and protecting the digital assets of medium-sized and large companies.
In its early days as a start-up with ten or so employees, the company was awarded the Pépites de la Métropole de Lyon label in 2012 and began to ramp up in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, with the headcount rising from 20 to 40 to meet the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and intermediate companies seeking 24/7 access to technical support. Destiny France has 180 staff in Paris, Lyon, Nantes and Tours, with revenue of €48 million in 2021, generated by Destiny France companies and Destiny France partners.
When we joined DSTNY Group in 2021, we had 80 employees.

In 2022, we are now part of a European group with 750 staff across 7 countries. The group aims to become the European leader in cloud-based unified communications.

Franck Dunière, Head of major accounts for operator DSTNY France (formerly IP Line)

La Mutualité française Loire – Haute Loire – Puy-de-Dôme Services de Soins et d’Accompagnement Mutualistes (SSAM – Mutual Care and Support Services) is a French social welfare player. With more than 90 locations in the Loire, Haute Loire and Puy-de-Dôme regions, our private, not-for-profit organisation offers a range of care and services

Nadine Favier, Head of IT and organisation Mutualité Française Loire – Haute-Loire – Puy-de-Dôme
  • The services deployed by the Mutualité de la Loire :
  • Medical and surgical clinic
  • Aftercare and rehabilitation
  • Medical imaging
  • Health centres
  • Assisted accommodation for elderly people and retirement homes
  • Home hospital care and services
  • Residential and support services for the disabled
  • Nurseries
  • Pharmacies and medical equipment

2- How long have you been working with Axione? How could it be said that you are partners?

We have been working with Axione for about 10 years in the Loire region.

Axione provides dependable infrastructure so that service operators can deliver a seamless, high-quality network to customers. This gives us a modern network supplier, operating throughout France, yet still with a local presence.

Franck Dunière – DSTNY France

3-What is the role and mission of the operator? How do Axione’s services affect your offering?

An operator’s mission is to provide its clients with a reliable, high-quality network by assisting them from the consulting phase right through to operating their network. Depending on the client’s needs, we can offer solutions to technically develop this network. The different regions where we deploy our connectivity services need to be interconnected, powerful and readily available to ensure the service levels expected by customers.

Franck Dunière – DSTNY France

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As a player in numerics, Axione is participating in Viva technology the meeting place for tech and innovation professionals.

Come and meet us from 15 to 18 June on the Bouygues Group stand E39.

Two of our experts, David Roche, Connection Manager and Carole Esculier, Customer Relations Director will be speaking on the topics of #IA and employer branding.

Stay tuned!

Gauthier Nanoux, Chief Operating Officer Axione participates in the round table “Innovation at the heart of network life” organised by Corning Incorporated and InfraNum.

Our expert testifies on the challenges for telecom players to sustainably operate digital networks in territories with a focus on the benefits of innovation to achieve these objectives. 💡

In this context, Axione, which specialises in the integration of digital infrastructures, is offering services to support you on #4G and #5G private networks.

🤝 Meet our Axione experts Olivier Heyraud and Franck Dupont at the Global Industrie show on Bouygues Energies & Services stand 5L176 from 17 to 20 May 2022.

Meet us:

📍 Parc Expo Villepinte, 93290 Tremblay-en-France

Commitments

🚧 #SecurityTutorial: Intervention in capped chamber

How should you operate on capped chambers? From starting up the 4 gas monitor to accessing the capped chamber, discover the full steps of this operation through images. 

At Axione, safety is a daily concern for everyone. To mark the International Labour Organization’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28 April), this year’s theme is “Working together to create a positive safety and health culture”. Five Safety Captains are speaking on behalf of our 120 Safety Captains and their vital role.

The “Safety Captain” initiative was launched in 2021 to strengthen the safety culture in the field and to limit the number of accidents through risk prevention. Volunteering for a year, the Safety Captain acts as a link between the General Management and the field team by being the spokesperson for good practices in terms of safety, by being watchful for potential risks and by raising the alarm if necessary.

Franck, Raphaël, Florian, Ricardo and Madjid give us their take on the role.

My idea of a Safety Captain is to be a watchman on site. I am here to provide a link, to convey and help understand messages and information on the subject of safety. I also help to point out/warn of risky situations and correct them. Lastly, with the help of other staff, I look for new everyday tools that combine safety, manageability and efficiency. What has changed for me since I became a Safety Captain is that I am now informed about news, accidents and/or tools that have been introduced in other agencies for example. This allows me to better understand and pass on the safety culture to others.

Franck COIGNOUX
Site supervisor – UP RFFO, IDF region

This approach has won me over because I have always been aware of safety issues through the nature of my work. I always felt it was important to brief the teams well and to give frequent reminders to avoid accidents. By becoming Safety Captain, I’ve simply become a bit more involved. For example, I do a quarter of an hour of safety every week, whereas before it was more like every month.

Florian USCLADE
Assistant site manager – UP Portes les Valence, Centre-Alpes region

My most important role is to ensure the staff’s safety, aiming for zero accidents. Becoming a Safety Captain was simply a way of making a role I already had official! I have always tried to safeguard the team’s wellbeing as much as possible by sharing good practices during safety briefings, for example. I take my role seriously.

Ricardo METELLA
Team leader – UP Vierzon, West region

For me, being a Safety Captain mainly means being a driving force for safety within the company and our teams by:
•  systematically setting an example;
•  using safe practices;
• providing feedback in case of dangerous situations;
• proposing ideas to improve our practices;
• not hesitating to shut down a site if the circumstances require it.

As Safety Captain, it is also important to support newcomers to our teams to pass on our safety culture. The safety aspect has always been of prime importance in our agency and the introduction of the Safety Captains has allowed me to discuss situations more widely with other teams. Sharing experiences is helpful because it brings a different perspective and often leads to new solutions to problems that we all face on the ground.

Raphaël AUDRAS
Site supervisor – UP FTTH de Blyes, Centre-Alpes region

My main task is to ensure staff safety. To do this, I keep a watchful eye out for any problems, such as inadequate roadside markings. The aim is to have good reflexes and for them to be shared by everyone because each person’s actions can have an impact on the safety of all. Since I became Safety Captain, I have been talking more about the subject with the teams, raising their awareness of practical cases that are shared by the other Safety Captains. I feel I have a duty and even more responsible for the safety of the teams and subcontractors around me. This is also reflected in the teams, who have become more engaged and have better reflexes. I also feel more entitled to give reminders, such as the correct use of all PPE for example. I enjoy working proactively to improve safety and sharing experiences with other Safety Captains. We mutually benefit from practical discussions on shared problems and solutions in the field.

Madjid BERRAH
Team Leader – UP Neufchâtel-en-Bray, North East Region
🛡️ (Re)discover the Safety Captain initiative at Axione through the testimonies of 5 employees involved

She facilitates the digital agenda!

Our female staff members are fully committed to promoting female entrepreneurship and innovation. We take a look at the work of Maud, Head of Asset Management at Axione. On a daily basis, this young woman ensures that long-term contracts with public authorities and private partners are properly executed. Alongside her work, Maud has also had the opportunity to take part in the “Innovatech” competition in Nantes with the @Elles bougent association to help high school and university girls develop a project. 

On the occasion of World Health Day, a little reminder to our employees on the importance of having the right gestures at work and how to be more informed on this subject.

Watch a video on the good practices to adopt in order to avoid injuries and physical pain such as back pain ⤵️

Axione is committed to gender equality and aims to support the integration, career development and performance of women, regardless of their entity or business line. 

It is our collective responsibility to keep promoting our professions to women, especially in schools, to help female employees to develop in the company and thereby enable them to pursue ambitious career paths. 

To reflect the company’s strong commitment, we are launching a one-week communication campaign aimed at deconstructing preconceived ideas and giving a voice to women, as well as to men, about their careers within the company. 

Read the testimonials of some of our employees about their careers : 

DID YOU KNOW? 

Since 2019, companies have been invited to measure their performance in terms of professional equality and to publish the result of their “gender equality index” on their website. 

This index is made up of five indicators dealing with: 

– Gender pay gaps 
– Increased proportions of women and men 
– Proportion of women and men promoted 
– Increased percentage of women returning from maternity leave 
– The number of women and men among the top 10 highest paid in the company 

For this financial year, which covers 2021, our company has achieved a score of 89/100. 

Although this score is higher than the minimum of 75 points set by the government, we are determined to improve it by focusing on the theme of gender diversity in certain sectors and improving women’s access to the highest levels of responsibility, and therefore pay, in our companies. 

The Axione score (“Men – Women” index 2021)