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Froome: champion of the 100th Tour


The finish was around 9.40pm in the city of lights and the stars came out to shine: the four at the top of the sprinters classification had a drag race to the line to determine the winner of the 21st stage and it was Marcel Kittel who began the Tour as he started it - with a victory. The German won in Bastia, St-Malo and Tours (stages one, 10 and 12) and he topped off a stunning second appearance by holding off a late challenge from the four-time winner in Paris, Mark Cavendish. Behind the battle of the sprinters, the celebrations had begun. Ch... Read More »

SOCIETE GENERALE on track to deliver its profitable growth strategy in Russia


“Given the outlook for the Russian economy, we confirm Russia as one of our key growth markets in Societe Generale’s medium-term diversified development strategy. Building on our solid universal banking model, we believe we have a strong combination of assets, both locally and globally, to provide our Russian clients with a complete and unique range of banking services. Our teams are pursuing a clear turnaround roadmap, which is starting to deliver positive results. This puts Societe Generale well on track to achieve its profitable growth strat... Read More »

EDF and Singapore, in partnership with Veolia Environnement, innovate to build the city of the future


Developed thanks to EDF and Veolia's long-standing expertise in delivering public sector services and based on 3D visualisation and simulation techniques, this tool will allow the city of Singapore to compare various urban planning strategies in order to identify the most appropriate model. This tool will facilitate collaboration with the Singaporean authorities in the following fields in particular: energy-efficiency and air conditioning systems in buildings, domestic waste collection, the integration of solar panels into buildings, the dev... Read More »

Airbus, Air France, Safran and Total team up to develop sustainable aviation biofuels in France


Today, the air transport sector generates around 2% of global man-made CO² emissions. Manufacturers are fully mobilized to reduce the impact of air transport by all possible means. As the aviation industry has no alternative to liquid fuels of fossil origin, the use of biofuels is essential for drastically reducing CO² emissions. As an increasing number of initiatives are being implemented in Europe* and worldwide, France has numerous assets for creating an innovative value chain with its world-leading fuel supplier, engine manufacturer, air... Read More »

A 3rd hypermarket opens on Reunion Island


Located in the town of Saint Pierre, the “Canabady” Carrefour has a sales area of 5500 m². It has 29 check-outs – 4 of which are self-service – and parking facilities for 1100 cars. The store opened its doors to customers on Friday, 12 July 2013 at 8:30 AM. The Bernard Hayot Group now runs 11 stores – 9 Carrefour hypermarkets, 1 supermarket and 1 Drive – located in the West Indies, French Guiana, Reunion Island and the Dominican Republic. ... Read More »

Lyxumia is first diabetes therapy of its class approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin


“Lyxumia, as the first GLP-1 receptor agonist approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin, will be a valuable new treatment option for many of the country’s 6 million plus people living with type 2 diabetes,” said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice-President, Global Diabetes at Sanofi. “The MHLW decision immediately enables the use of Lyxumia, which works in a way that complements basal insulin.” Although basal insulin treatment provides effective control of overall glucose excursions by primarily targeting fasting plasma glucose (F... Read More »

GDF SUEZ Foundation renews its partnership with the National Museum of Natural History in Paris (MNHN)


Since 2011, the GDF SUEZ Foundation is committed to the Museum to support the program of participatory science Vigie-Nature. By renewing this agreement, the Group intends to continue its support for this program through three actions: The extension of the Vigie-Nature program for new networks and tools.  Its adaptation to the schools with the project "Nature Vigie schools "to educate teachers and students to the scientific process by providing access to Vigie-Nature 6 million students in school programs.  Specific actions animation of t... Read More »

Carrefour signs the “National Pact to Combat Food Waste”


Carrefour works to combat food waste in numerous ways in France, as the following illustrations demonstrate: Reducing food waste in store and motivating staff to get involved: A team of “anti-waste” coaches travels from store to store to train staff in how to reduce waste. A pilot store identifies best practices, which are then implemented in flagship stores in each region. Tests are currently underway on the best-before dates of certain products. The introduction of a new type of promotion, giving consumers the opportunity to get a disco... Read More »

Sanofi expands collaboration with GDF SUEZ to reduce its global energy consumption


Building on the success of the initial agreement signed in March 2012 for Europe and Turkey, the two groups have expanded their collaboration to now include sites in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and Singapore. All Sanofi’s production lines will be covered: chemicals, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotechnology and animal health. The initial three-year term contract is extended to five years. “Thanks to the global footprint of Sanofi and GDF Suez, this innovative partnership enables us to improve our competitiveness and achie... Read More »

Sanofi announces positive phase 3 results for investigational new insulin U300


These results are from EDITION I and EDITION II respectively and are part of the EDITION Phase 3 clinical program evaluating the efficacy and safety of the investigational new insulin U300 in people with diabetes. The EDITION I data was presented at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. “To properly manage diabetes, it is critical to control blood sugar and to reduce the risk of low blood sugar events, especially at night,” said Matthew Riddle, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes/Clinical Nutri... Read More »

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