Behind the scene at Lamazuna

We love telling you about our products and projects, but perhaps you'd also like to know a little about life at Lamazuna?

Our offices

As you know, our eco-site project is well on the way to becoming a reality, but in the meantime, we've got very good at organising our working area. It's been a bit like playing a game of Tetris!

We all work in an open space environment, with different areas for different teams. We've also created some more private, cosy spaces built with wood, and a great mezzanine area, so we can have more offices and a meeting room.

Our favourite local carpenters and joiners have even made us some wooden pods for when we need some calm.

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La cuisine et la mezzanine en bois, conçues localement

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

Notre éco-lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

Notre éco-lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

Notre éco-lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

parking eco lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

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Pods for phone calls or meetings

Notre éco-lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

parking eco lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

vue marches

Pods for phone calls or meetings

Notre éco-lieu

Pods for phone calls or meetings

Les bureaux en bois de Lamazuna

The wooden kitchen and mezzanine, designed locally

Our Tiny houses

Because the team kept on growing, we decided to set up some Tiny Houses in our car park. For now, they can be used as offices for some of our teams, such as our HR team. Once we've moved to the eco-site, the Tiny Houses will go back to being used for their initial purpose, i.e., to welcome our guests!

Another way we've been able to resolve the lack of space is by working from home. This was something we were already doing regularly, and it wasn't very difficult to do it more during the lockdowns.

Zero-waste life at the office

At the office, everyone's aim is to be as zero waste as possible. Think that sounds difficult? It isn't if you're organised!

Each person who joins Lamazuna is given a welcome kit that contains some zero-waste essentials: a drinking bottle, a book all about zero waste, and some Lamazuna products. Zero waste doesn't come naturally to everyone, of course, so we also have training sessions to help us. These sessions are a great opportunity for everyone to share their tips and tell others what they do to reduce waste in their lives.

We have a washing machine to wash tea towels, fabric napkins, and masks made from fabric scraps. It's fair to say that we've got very good at recycling and upcycling!

There are baskets available in the kitchen to take with us and avoid unnecessary packaging when we buy groceries, breakfast or lunch. As for packaging that can't be avoided, it's always sorted and recycled if possible.

For our IT equipment, we mostly buy reconditioned and second-hand. We do the same with our small household appliances (kettles, induction hob, oven, etc.). And if this isn't possible, we buy from French suppliers!

Lamazunians who are interested can get a weekly organic veggie basket, filled with local produce, delivered to the office. We also host mobile grocery vans that sell produce loose, as well as our local market gardener, so we can get plenty of fresh and delicious food without having to use transport or create any waste!

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The welcome kit given to all new Lamazunians

Françoise, our market gardener from Marches

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Some of the team in training

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The mobile grocery van, which sells unpacked produce to our hungry team!

Vegan baking Friday Funday

An afternoon hike in the Vercors mountains

Our "Friday Fundays"!

On Fridays, we finish work at noon, so a group of Lamazunians decided to organise "Friday Fundays". We've gone hiking in the Vercors mountains, learned how to climb, and some of our sports enthusiasts have even gone canoeing on the Drôme river. We've also held activities at our offices, such as vegan baking sessions, sewing lessons, and a wooden-pallet workshop! We're open to all ideas! These Friday afternoon activities are a brilliant way to get to know each other outside work and enjoy some quality time together.

Sortie Canoë sur la Drôme

Pallet upcycling workshop on our 10th anniversary

Wooden-pallet Christmas tree workshop

Children from Marches on their zero-waste training day!

Sharing our values with others

Sharing and exchanging ideas is something incredibly important for us at Lamazuna. We want to tell people about our values and spread the word about zero waste. And, as with so many things, the younger you start, the better! With this in mind, we've been teaching children about zero waste in a light-hearted way. Lola had a wonderful time with the kids she taught, and everyone loved it. The children learned lots, and had lots of fun too!

Team-building times

Other examples of good team-building times include our traditional Secret Santa gift exchange at Christmas, where Lamazunians have to treat someone to a second-hand or homemade gift. The challenge is to find the gift that will be perfect for the person whose name you draw!

We got dressed up for carnival, with fancy dress costumes that were either made or borrowed. The result, as you can see, was exceedingly creative, and there was a lot of variety!

The team in their carnival outfits!

Collecting waste during the World Clean-up Week in 2019

Taking actions to help others

We all want to make the world a better place, so we're always keen to get involved in projects to help others. At Christmas, we've put together boxes of products for the homeless. We've donated products to the hospital in Valence, and given out solid cocoa butters to local doctors during the lockdown to soothe their hands, which were dried out from using hand sanitiser gels!

And because we love a challenge, every year we take part in the "Challenge Mobilité" organised by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The idea of this challenge is to reward the company that uses green transport solutions the most (such as carpooling, cycling, public transport, etc.).

And while we're on the subject of green transport, at Lamazuna we have a carpooling map, where each Lamazunian indicates where they live, so we can organise carpooling as much as possible.

In 2019, we also took part in waste collection operations.

We won the "Coup de cœur" prize for taking part in the 2019 "Challenge Mobilité"