CEVA 24 Champion’s Chat #1

Learn more from Jérémy Jaen, QHSE Coordinator at one of our warehouses dedicated to Paris 2024 Games

At CEVA Logistics, we take immense pride in being a trusted partner, not only for our customers but also for our employees. This commitment to fostering strong, reliable relationships sets us apart in industries where partnerships are crucial. The CMA CGM Group and CEVA Logistics’ participation as the official partner in logistics solutions for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 exemplify this perfectly.

To provide the full range of transport logistics solutions for the event, the CMA CGM group and CEVA Logistics have worked hand-in-hand with the Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee since months, building a partnership founded on trust and mutual values.

Our 180,000 talented employees have made this logistical challenge possible. However, to ensure seamless logistics during the world’s biggest sporting event this summer, we are further expanding our team – hiring and training 700 new employees specifically for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. These new employees place their trust in the CMA CGM Group and CEVA Logistics to equip them with the resources and knowledge to create a safe working environment that allows them to learn and perform at their highest level.

Through fostering trust, nurturing relationships and empowering our workforce, the CMA CGM Group and CEVA Logistics can deliver exceptional logistics solutions, even for an event as complex and intricate as the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.




Behind the Warehouse

How does CEVA Logistics earn the trust of seasoned and new employees working on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024? How do we ensure health and safety are at the center of our work every day? What is the day-to-day like on the ground in one of our warehouses dedicated to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024’ logistics? Learn more from Jérémy JAEN, QHSE Coordinator, CEVA Logistics.


1. How do you see your role as QHSE Supervisor on the site? Please describe your role as QHSE Supervisor on site for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

My role is to support the operational staff in carrying out their day-to-day tasks while complying with the rules in place, but also to change attitudes and raise awareness of the safety risks that surround us so that we can prevent them more effectively.   

2. When you arrive on-site, what are your first impressions when it comes to workplace safety?

Each site presents unique risks. It is important to refer to the site risk analysis contained in the single document for assessing professional risks. It's also important to be aware of the preventive measures put in place on the ground, such as mandatory personal protective equipment directions of movement, etc.  

3. Can you give us some examples of what you do on a daily basis to ensure the health and safety of your employees?  

My job is to check that our employees are working in safe conditions. I regularly carry out site visits to ensure smooth and safe operations. I have to have a careful eye and ask employees questions and sometimes implement action plans to improve working conditions. However, we punctuate our work with many other events to promote safety, such as training courses, audits, awareness campaigns, etc.  

4.  What are some day-to-day processes that help maintain a safe work environment?  

Safety meetings, field tours, safety briefings, equipment checks, the wearing of personal protective equipment and compliance with the rules in force by everyone are all daily processes that enable us to maintain a safe workplace.  

5. What specific habits have you developed that help maintain a high level of safety at work?    

In my opinion, the most important thing is to communicate with the people on the ground because they are the ones who are exposed to safety hazards. Open communication with team members on safety issues and promoting a culture where reporting incidents and concerns is encouraged, help to maintain a high level of workplace safety. I aim to give my colleagues a sense of responsibility and feel like active participants in maintaining a safe workplace.  


6. How do you encourage your colleagues to adopt a “safety first” attitude and follow proper safety practices at work?

When I communicate with my colleagues about risk prevention, I always use an approach based on explaining the risk and why certain measures are put in place. Often, our colleagues perceive them as constraints, and that is why it's so important to explain the meaning of our preventative measures to them.  


7. Can you share a real-life example with us about safety on the ground?  

Absolutely. Forklift drivers are obligated to wear seatbelts when operating the machinery, however, some drivers wish to save time and bypass this rule. Through explaining the importance of wearing seatbelts, and providing real-life examples of safety incidents that have occurred around this topic, we make it easier to accept this rule. Real-life examples help employees put themselves in the shoes of others and make safer decisions on the job. 

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