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Sustainable development and societial engagement

Equality – Parity

Présentation et objectifs

In 2020, the CNRS and the MPDF (Mis­sion pour la Place des Femmes au CNRS) cre­at­ed a net­work of equal­i­ty cor­re­spon­dents (COREGAL) in research units and in the regions.

Heudi­asyc lab joined the Core­gal net­work of the CNRS Hauts-de-France del­e­ga­tion in 2020. This net­work aims to pro­mote gen­der equal­i­ty at work through var­i­ous actions:

  • Pub­li­cize and dis­sem­i­nate the ele­ments of the CNRS nation­al action plan and more broad­ly of the pol­i­cy car­ried out by the del­e­ga­tion with­in the units;
  • Raise aware­ness of the objec­tives of the action plan and car­ry out actions aimed at the per­son­nel of the unit.

Unit par­i­ty ref­er­ent: Hélène Ballet

Actions done

Every action tak­en aims to pro­mote research in com­put­er sci­ence among young girls


Orga­ni­za­tion of a sum­mer school in com­put­er sci­ence, host­ing 20 high school stu­dents from the Hauts-de-France region.


  • Real­iza­tion of videos por­traits of the researchers of the lab­o­ra­to­ry (See the videos)
  • • Aware­ness day for sci­en­tif­ic research pro­fes­sions with ple­nary pre­sen­ta­tions, round table and par­tic­i­pa­to­ry the­ater play on gen­der-based and sex­u­al vio­lence at work. 

Sustainable development

Overview and goals

The head of Heudi­asyc lab want­ed to start in the fall of 2020 an action to reflect on the envi­ron­men­tal impact of its activ­i­ties. This was quick­ly put in place with the appoint­ment of a ref­er­ent (Franck Davoine) and a co-ref­er­ent (Bertrand Ducourthial) on sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues. A first work­shop of « Eco­HDS » action was orga­nized in Jan­u­ary 2021 on the theme of dig­i­tal sobri­ety. The exchanges made it pos­si­ble to list good envi­ron­men­tal prac­tices that could be imple­ment­ed with­in the laboratory.

Sus­tain­able devel­op­ment ref­er­ents of the unit: Bertrand Ducourthial & Cyprien Gilet

Actions done

In March 2021, we under­took the assess­ment of the lab­o­ra­to­ry’s car­bon foot­print for the years 2019 and 2020. This car­bon foot­print, request­ed by the lab­o­ra­to­ry’s super­vi­so­ry author­i­ties, aims to iden­ti­fy actions to reduce our envi­ron­men­tal footprint.

To car­ry out this assess­ment, we used the GES 1point5 1 tool devel­oped specif­i­cal­ly for research lab­o­ra­to­ries by the GDR Labs 1point5 sup­port­ed by the CNRS, INRAE ​​and ADEME. « GHG » means Green­house Gas; it is a mat­ter of bring­ing the activ­i­ties into a com­mon unit: the tonne of CO2 equiv­a­lent. « 1point5 » refers to the expect­ed Earth tem­per­a­ture increase goal. In its V1 ver­sion, the tool took into account the con­sump­tion of the lab­o­ra­to­ry build­ings (heat­ing, elec­tric­i­ty, refrig­er­ant gas­es, etc.), trav­el between home and work and our pro­fes­sion­al missions.

The Eco­di­ag 2 tool, devel­oped by mem­bers of the GDS EcoIn­fo of the CNRS, enabled us to cal­cu­late the car­bon foot­print of our com­put­er equip­ment. The car­bon foot­print of lab­o­ra­to­ry pur­chas­es has more recent­ly been esti­mat­ed using the High­er Edu­ca­tion Research Pur­chas­ing Nomen­cla­ture (NACRES). The esti­mate essen­tial­ly con­sists of match­ing each NACRES code of our pur­chas­es of goods and ser­vices with a mon­e­tary emis­sion fac­tor (expressed in kg eCO2 per euro spent) cal­cu­lat­ed from the car­bon base of ADEME (France), from the US Com­pre­hen­sive Envi­ron­men­tal Data Archive (CEDA) and the US Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) archive. The dis­tri­b­u­tion of emis­sion sources (kg eCO2) cal­cu­lat­ed by GES 1point5 for the year 2019 is pre­sent­ed in fig­ures 19, 20, 21. The analy­sis of the lab­o­ra­to­ry’s car­bon foot­print will shed light on our GHG emissions.

Empreinte car­bone du lab­o­ra­toire en 2019, en tonne équiv­a­lent CO2
Empreinte car­bone du matériel infor­ma­tique acheté, en tonne équiv­a­lent CO2
Empreinte car­bone des achats de biens et de ser­vices, en tonne équiv­a­lent CO2

The cal­cu­la­tion of the lab­o­ra­to­ry’s green­house gas bal­ances (BGES) for the three years 2019, 2020 and 2021 is 4 tonnes of CO2 equiv­a­lent per per­son in 2019, 1.8 tonnes in 2020 and 2.2 tonnes in 2021. The pan­dem­ic has great­ly reduced mis­sions as well as home-to-work transport.

Overview and goals

In charge of pro­mot­ing the nation­al action of the CNRS in terms of access to and reten­tion of employ­ment for peo­ple with hand­i­caps, the « Mis­sion Inser­tion Hand­i­cap » (MIH) of the CNRS human resources depart­ment defines the pri­or­i­ty actions of the CNRS dis­abil­i­ty pol­i­cy and coor­di­nates infor­ma­tion relat­ed to the aware­ness and inte­gra­tion system.

In this con­text, the CNRS human resources depart­ment has appoint­ed dis­abil­i­ty ref­er­ents with­in the research lab­o­ra­to­ries, attached to the region­al delegations.

Dis­abil­i­ty ref­er­ent of the unit: Séver­ine Paprzycki