The SSE includes 165,000 companies and employs nearly 2.4 million people (13% of private sector employment) in various sectors. It is a formidable source for social innovation, solidarity and sustainable development.
The SSE has undeniable assets (innovation capacity, rooted in the territories, a virtuous human resources management model, etc.) but needs companies of a more significant size, with increased visibility, consolidated economic models, etc.
The sectors studied concern:
- Short food supply and commercial production chains to consumers;
- Collection, recycling of waste, manufacturing and the sale of recycled raw materials, the manufacturing and sale of second hand or reconstituted products;
- Eco-construction and thermal renovation of buildings;
- Assistance for elderly people.
The study offers SSE stakeholders several drivers for development and is available on esspace.fr website and on the DGE website: https://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/etudes-et-statistiques/developpement-economie-sociale-et-solidaire
(both in French)