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Environmental ambition

Environmental ambition

VINCI’s business activities are linked directly to the challenges of green growth. Its companies are working to limit the environmental impact of their activities. They are developing products and services that help to reduce both the quantity of materials used for works and the energy consumption of the structures they create, as well as protect biodiversity.
Aware of its responsibility as a major concessions and construction group, and of the need to respond to the climate and environmental urgency, VINCI is committed to developing solutions by 2030 that will contribute to improving the living environment and mobility while managing and reducing the direct impact of its activities. This goal covers three areas: climate change, the circular economy and the natural environment.

Taking action for the climate

- aim for a 2° C trajectory to achieve a 40% reduction in our direct emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) in 2030 compared with 2018;
- propose solutions to help business line customers reduce their environmental impact (energy performance of buildings and infrastructure, rollout of renewable energy, etc.);
- adapt to climate change by adopting a forward-looking vision that includes resilience.

Optimising resources by harnessing the circular economy

- limit the extraction of virgin materials in favour of recycled materials;
- encourage the use of construction techniques and materials that economise on natural resources as part of a responsible sourcing approach;
- improve waste sorting and recovery.

Preserving natural environments

Three levels of action have been identified:
- assess and avoid environmental nuisances and incidents in the Group’s business activities, both through environmental management systems and local nuisance prevention programmes;
- reduce water consumption, especially in areas of water stress;
- establish a zero net loss approach to biodiversity, notably by applying the “avoid-reduce-offset” principle to construction projects, and finding alternative solutions to the use of phytosanitary products in operating infrastructure.

Last updated: 13/07/2020