- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:58
CITEPA has slowly but surely increased its staff, from 10 in 1990 to 20 in 2009 and now has a team of 24 (2012). The emphasis in our human resources policy is on ongoing training, operational and scientific knowledge on human activities and participation in international expert groups. CITEPA has always insisted on the importance of maintaining the highest intellectual standards and a scientific and technical approach, archiving, updating and handing down the knowledge it has built up for the last 50 years, and fostering close working relationships with the industrial, tertiary, construction, agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors. Our staff of experts, the great majority of whom are environmental, process, chemistry and agronomy engineers, all share a real concern for the environment.
An internal reorganisation, effective as of the 1st July 2011, has enabled us to adapt to our growth, deepen our expert knowledge and maintain our responsiveness to demand. The increase in our turnover is due in part to ever more demanding requirements from international (UN) and European institutions (EU) and from the French state and its administrative institutions, as regards the development, reliability and review of national inventories of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and, more broadly, in terms of future issues in the field of air pollution.
The regulations concerning emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases are increasingly complex, so that we are seeing rising demand for expert studies and for support, training and advisory services. Finally, we believe at CITEPA that there is vast potential for research and expert studies in agriculture and forestry, with prospects for considerable development as regards inventories. CITEPA's reorganisation was a consequence of all of these factors, together with new and intensifying demand for information on air pollution. The chart below shows CITEPA's reorganisation into two new departments to reflect these new demands.
On the 1st November 2011, Jérôme Boutang took over from Jean-Pierre Fontelle as Managing Director. However, Jean-Pierre Fontelle will be going into very active retirement as he is now acting as advisor to the Managing Director.
Nadine ALLEMAND, the Deputy Director, assists Jérôme BOUTANG as Director, providing her technical expertise.
CITEPA organisation chart
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