Sustainable resource and waste management is a fundamental component of VINCI’s environmental ambition. Focusing on Ademe’s three key areas of action (supply from economic stakeholders, consumer demand and behaviour, and waste management) and seven pillars, VINCI’s businesses aim to incorporate circular economy principles into each step in the value chain through three main concepts: eco-design, a systemic and regional approach, and inclusive collaborative methods.
of waste recovered by VINCI’s Concessions businesses in 2019
recycled aggregate mix produced in 2019 out of Eurovia’s total production
the share of Eurovia materials production sites that apply circular economy principles
Over the next few years, the environmental ambition will involve further development of these concepts across all activities with a response at three levels:
- limiting the extraction of virgin materials in favour of recycled materials;
- promoting construction techniques and materials that economise on natural resources, by taking a responsible sourcing approach;
- improving waste sorting and recovery.
VINCI business lines address circular economy issues through local actions and initiatives. To support this, a circular economy community of experts from VINCI divisions has been formed to share best practices, monitor regulatory compliance and foster the adoption of common, cross-business practices.
Several action plans are being implemented by Group businesses:
- recycling of materials and development of innovative products and processes throughout Eurovia thanks to its 150 platforms;
- reuse of materials in large-scale refurbishment projects, using in particular VINCI Construction France techniques;
- recycling of steel industry slag to produce low- and very low-carbon concrete;
- recovery of 64% of waste by VINCI’s Concessions businesses in 2019.