World Environment Day – OFII is committed to sustainable development

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) is renewing its commitment to sustainable development.

In 2022, the theme of World Environment Day, celebrated each year on 5 June, will be “One Earth”. The emphasis will be put on a sustainable living, in harmony with nature, and light will be shed on positive actions promoting sustainable development.

OFII’s ambition for sustainable development

OFII is involved with positive initiatives for sustainable development with:

  • The search for better energy performance for its premises, by including an environmental certification for large-scale projects. Therefore, the project fort the rehabilitation, standardisation and expansion of its premises in Montrouge has been granted a “Breeam Very good” certification.
  • The promotion of Green IT, by fostering all technologies aimed at reducing the ecological, environmental and social footprint of information and communication technologies (ICT). This is made possible through the implementation of a large number of measures within OFII such as using video conference to reduce travels, reducing processor energy, sorting emails, repairing and using recycled IT equipment or constantly raising awareness among OFII agents on good environmental practices.

OFII and its Representations abroad support local projects for the development and sustainable reintegration of migrants

An agricultural project in the sustainable development sector supported by OFII in Cameroon as part of the assisted voluntary return scheme.

As part of the assisted voluntary return scheme, OFII assists migrants returning from France and supports their business project related to sustainable development. Creation of an organic cocoa nursery; Implementation of a recycling centre; Consulting firm committed on sustainable digital technology, are some of the business projects with a positive impact, developed by migrants assisted and supported by OFII as part of their reintegration in their country of origin.