Since its inception in 2001, Atenao has always been committed to strong humanistic values. Today, as a key player in the multilingual economy, we have a duty to act in a more exemplary manner and to participate more actively in inspiring respect for the integrity of our Planet.
Against this background, Atenao’s environmental action is now formalized through the creation of GREEN WORK.
By becoming a signatory to the Translator’s Charter, by promoting the development of natural olive cultivation in Provence and by contributing to reforestation through its engagement with the NGO – PLANETE URGENCE, the Agency’s humanistic dimension now extends beyond its offices.
Support for the NGO Planète Urgence
Atenao supports the NGO PLANETE URGENCE for its reforestation project. Since 1st September 2017, all translation, interpretation and proofreading orders are transformed into trees planted in endangered forests. 15,000 trees will have been planted in Indonesia and Madagascar at the end of the year.
Indonesia, our Planet’s third “green lung”
Indonesia is regularly battered by natural catastrophes. In addition, the country also suffers from substantial damage due to intensive farming and to the occasionally erratic management of land by local populations, which leads to the widespread destruction of woodland areas, their fauna and flora which, in spite of all this, is an undeniable means of subsistence for the population. According to the journal Nature, 6 million hectares of forest – the equivalent of the total surface of Eire – were deforested between 2000 and 2012, essentially as a result of pulp and agrifood sector activities, mainly in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Conserving Madagascar’s forests
On Madagascar’s high plateaux, Atenao backs PLANETE URGENCE in its support for safeguarding forests of Tapia, Uapaca bojeri, an endemic tree species, host plant and biotope for the landibe or Borocera cajani silkworm. Hand-in-hand with regional development, forestry and fishery authorities and grass-roots community-based organizations, PLANETE URGENCE has initiated the rehabilitation of this ecosystem through reforestation operations and support for the wild silk production chain.
By supporting the Domaine des Opies, Atenao illustrates its commitment to a form of agriculture which respects the environment and human beings and contributes to the production of 100% natural artisanal olive oil.
Nature in a bottle
The Domaine des Opies, a precursor in marketing homemade olive oil, totally free from any synthetic chemicals, owns and organically cultivates 6 hectares of Baux-de-Provence Valley Protected Designation of Origin olive groves, certified Nature & Progrès.
As Nature is a precious treasure which should be protected and as it embraces everything it needs, the Domaine produces a 100% natural, traditionally-made olive oil, unique in its kind, which is not subjected to any phytosanitary, pesticide or fungicide treatment, including organic farming-permitted ones such as soil or tree-spray fertilizers, thus ensuring a yield of the purest quality possible. Each olive tree is regarded as a living being with which we share, transmit and communicate, and each oil offers something special and a highly-unique taste.
Given the olive’s incomparable virtues, its oil can be esteemed as a pure juice as it is the only plant oil which does not require any chemical processing for extraction. It is a pity, even absurd, to add chemicals pre-production, even if they do lead to higher yields.
We look after our land in the Domaine des Opies using time-honoured, traditional methods and we control olive-tree stressors, pests and diseases naturally by ensuring the optimal presence and development of an ecosystem beneficial to our groves (birds, reptiles, insects, flowers, fruit trees, herbs and plants).