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What is a business?

A place where people come to make a transaction?
To satisfy a desire?

With the meteoric rise of digital technology, a business can no longer
be limited to the rational and functional.

Today, stores are more than just places, they’re destinations.
Destinations where it’s a pleasure to go, where you discover and discover yourself.

At Aristide, we help shops become destinations through sensorial marketing.

After all, we’re not robots.

An intense, warm fragrance can awaken memories that lie deep within us; soft, subtle lighting can highlight the right product, the one we need…

We’ve been practising this philosophy for over 15 years with Light in Shop. Our expert, creative team will work with you to create retail lighting solutions.

And today, we owe you more than just light!

By switching from Light In Shop to Aristide, we’re introducing you to a whole new world of retail sensations.

Aristide Designers of retail sensations

Aristide Designers of retail sensations

Our values

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In accordance with the principles of duty, virtue, social morality and justice. No illegal practices tolerated.


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Taking others into consideration and listening to them


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An act by which a person undertakes to fulfil his or her obligations to third parties and to him or herself.


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A relationship between people who are aware of common interests, which entails a moral obligation to serve others and to assist them.


Human rights charter

ARISTIDE is a leader in sensorial retail marketing in France.

Our team members act with conviction. Respect for human beings and their dignity is at the heart of our corporate values. This is what ARISTIDE wanted to illustrate through this Charter, which offers an overview of the principles we intend to apply.
We work with suppliers all over the world, so it's only natural that we should pay the utmost attention to respect for ethics and human rights, not only within our own company, but also by ensuring that these principles are respected throughout our value chain.
Our company is at the heart of social and environmental developments such as energy optimization, environmental protection and waste reduction. These are all major levers for transforming the relationship between man and his environment.
ARISTIDE is in tune with the major changes taking place in the world, which makes our approach to corporate social responsibility, a long-standing commitment of our teams, not only legitimate but above all natural.
These objectives are in line with the UN Guiding Principles published in 2011, which define a reference framework for preventing and dealing with any deviation based on the "Protect, Respect, Repair" principle.
With this in mind, ARISTIDE strives to implement not only legislation, but also international human rights standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 8 fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization.
legislation but, beyond laws, international human rights standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 8 fundamental conventions of the International Labor Organization.
The rejection of child labor and forced labor, decent employment conditions, non-discrimination, health and safety are all essential themes on which ARISTIDE chooses to act and communicate. So it was only natural to design a common reference tool for all our team members and suppliers.

Eric Matignon, Chairman

The United Nations Global Compact calls on companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

-The Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
-The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organization (ILO),
-Rio Declaration on environment and development,
-United Nations Convention against Corruption.

  • 1. Companies are invited to promote and respect the protection of international human rights law.
  • 2. Companies are invited to ensure that they are not complicit in human rights violations.
  • 3. Companies are invited to respect freedom of association and to recognize the right to collective bargaining.
  • 4. Companies are invited to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.
  • 5. Businesses are invited to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor.
  • 6. Businesses are invited to contribute to the elimination of all discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • 7. Companies are encouraged to apply the precautionary approach to environmental issues.
  • 8. Companies are invited to take initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • 9. Companies are encouraged to promote the development and diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies.
  • 10. Companies are invited to take action against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Aristide's priorities

To carry out its activities, Aristide employs 35 people and calls on partners, suppliers and subcontractors whose activities are likely to have an impact on fundamental workers’ rights. Therefore, in addition to the measures in place for its own employees, Aristide intends to exercise reasonable vigilance with regard to the employees of its suppliers and subcontractors, particularly on the following issues:

  • Health and safety: Provision of appropriate equipment, regular safety training for employees and monitoring of accidents and illnesses;
  • Remuneration: Compliance with local legislation on minimum wage, payment of a wage corresponding to the number of hours actually worked, equal pay and regular and timely payment of wages;
  • Working hours and paid leave: Compliance with local legislation on overtime pay, daily breaks, weekly rest days, parental leave;
  • Employee representation: Compliance with national legislation on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Guarantee of non-discrimination of workers involved in such representative structures; – all forms of discrimination (cf. Charter for Diversity and Inclusion);
  • Forced labor and employment of under-age workers: Compliance with local legislation on minimum age for employment, prohibition of the hiring of children under the age of 15, prohibition of the hiring of young people under the age of 18 for any type of so-called hazardous work, and the signing of an employment contract specifying the elements of the job.

The company strives to create an environment that guarantees equal opportunities for all.

  • All company decisions concerning hiring, assignment, remuneration, promotion, training, discipline, retirement and termination of the employment relationship are based solely on objective factors, and are not related to gender, age, nationality, ethnicity, race, color, creed, caste, language, mental or physical disability, membership of an organization, opinion, state of health, marital status, sexual orientation, birth, or civic, social or political characteristics of the employee.
  • Hiring, promotion and training decisions are based on job descriptions, professional profiles, experience and skills.

By adopting this charter, Aristide is committing itself to an approach of progress that consists of putting in place all reasonable and appropriate means to optimize its positive impact on human rights, throughout its value chain. As such, Aristide is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, and in particular the following targets, which aim by 2030 to:

  • “;ensure that all men and women, especially the poor and vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources and access to basic services, property, control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources…” (SDG 1.4)
  • “Take immediate and effective measures to abolish forced labor, end modern slavery and
    human trafficking, prohibit and eliminate the worst forms of child labor, including the recruitment and use of child soldiers and, by 2025, end child labor in all its forms”(SDG 8.7)
  • “Defend workers' rights, promote workplace safety and ensure the protection of all workers, including migrants, especially women, and those in precarious employment.” (SDG 8.8)
  • “Empower all people and promote their social, economic and political integration, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origins, religion or economic or other status.” (ODD 10.2).

Aristide rated silver CSR by ECOVADIS 2022

Aristide’s committed CSR policy has enabled us to enter the 86th percentile of the Ecovadis rating start-up ranking.
A SILVER level to recognize the concrete actions deployed in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility.
This new rating places Aristide among the TOP companies manufacturing lighting fixtures.

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70% of CAC40 companies and over 300 major international groups use the EcoVadis solution to map risks, cover anti-corruption and duty of care requirements, and encourage innovation throughout the value chain, including Axa, Auchan, Alstom, Heineken, L’Oréal, LVMH, Nestlé, Orange, Pernod-Ricard,
Renault-Nissan, Sanofi and Schneider Electric.

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