WHY AN THE ELEPHANT?
The name Elhom® is a contraction of the words "elephant" and "homme" (meaning "man").
A symbol of memory, wisdom and longevity, the elephant calls to mind discovery and knowledge, and sums up the essential nature of an approach which capitalises on technical data and knowledge in the life cycle of an industrial site or territory .
Capable of social memory and able to adapt to change,
but also under threat from the loss of its habitat, there's nothing like the elephant to illustrate how a group of people can understand the need to protect spaces for expressing opinions, instinctive understanding, and understanding practices. There is also the idea of the world-bearing elephant— four pillars holding up a sphere. Four pillars of sustainable development—economic, environmental, social and societal—on which can be built robust relationships which are the basis for the future and sources of hope for future generations.
People as a raw material
at the very centre of innovative measures to contribute to a more collaborative way of working and managing knowledge and experience.
THE ELHOM® PACT
The aim of the ELHOM® pact is to serve as a reminder of the strong values which underpinned the design of the knowledge box, with the desire to foster a new vision of professional relationships and the meaning of work.
In this way, the founding members of ELHOM and future partners agree to share their knowledge and experience so as to make a contribution to the emergence of a new economy which is more in tune with its territory, environment and human development.
Principle of responsibility
Being accountable and responsible for your own actions or those of others. Being in a position to make decisions
Principle of cooperation
Contributing, supporting and taking part in joint projects
Principle of autonomy
Being able to act independently and freely. Having the aptitude to take initiative and demonstrate freedom and responsibility in your actions
Principle of creativity
Drawing on your own powers of creation, imagination and innovation, to protect freedom of expression.
Principle of efficiency
Being able to produce a practical and efficient outcome with the minimum of effort, by bringing in others if necessary.
Principle of serendipity
A mix of chance, luck and necessity, being able to link up the right and left sides of the brain-reason and creative-intuition to create links between the sciences and the arts.
Principle of humanity
Being able to demonstrate understanding, kindness and open-mindedness towards others.