Because a plastic-free world is possible, join Societe Generale's "Free from plastic" challenge with your innovative and sustainable solutions. Let's take up the challenge together!

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Are you ready to take on the Free From Plastic Challenge?

It's time to say NO to single-use plastics in all food distribution channels within Societe Generale premises!

Does your organization develop materials, processes, products or services that eliminate single-use plastics from corporate food distribution channels? Have you already developed a prototype or have a product on the market? Take your chance and become the next supplier of Societe Generale Group. This challenge is for you!

The Sourcing Division of Societe Generale Group is calling on companies from around the world to participate in the "Free from Plastic" Challenge and potentially become a new partner of Societe Generale Group.

If you are interested in marketing and distributing your solution within Societe Generale Group, first in France and then potentially internationally, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

Choose from 4 categories

Vending machines

Food products distributed in packaging that is without petroleum-based plastic (zero tolerance)
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Collective Catering

Proposal of food products in petro-sourced plastic-free containers/packaging (zero tolerance) distributed in collective catering areas.


Event Catering

Zero petroleum-based plastic tableware solutions for event catering (meal trays, caterers, buffets, etc.).

Open Category

Tell us about your innovative food distribution solution that will convince our collaborators.



Pitch your solutions to Societe Generale's sourcing division!


The finalists' prize includes :

  •  At launch, the solution will be deployed in a test phase on one or more Group sites. If the test is successful, the solution will be deployed on all Societe Generale sites.
  • Visibility on the Group's internal and external channels

During the final event, you will have the opportunity to pitch your solution in front of the key decision-makers of Societe Generale's Sourcing Division and expand your network.


  • Registration
    27.03.2023 - 29.05.2023

    Register now, select your category, and submit your proposal!

  • Pre-selection
    30.05.2023 - 11.06.2023

    The jury members will evaluate the projects and select the Top 15 proposals.

  • Deepening
     NEW  12.06.2023 - 23.07.2023

    The organizations in the Top 15 will be pre-selected and mentored by our professional experts to develop and improve their proposals.

  • Selection
       NEW  24.07.2023- 28.07.2023

    The jury members will evaluate the projects of the 15 pre-selected organizations.

  •      Final       
    25 September 2023

    The 8 best finalists will be chosen to present their project in front of the panel of experts.


Final Event

The 8 best finalists will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to the key decision-makers of Societe Generale.

The results will be announced at the end of the final event!

25 September from 9.30am to 12.30pm online.