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Optimising resources thanks to the circular economy

Our vision

Natural resources, including some that are essential to VINCI’s business activities, are becoming scarce. The Group intends to limit its impact by moving towards a circular economy.
Doing this entails thinking again about the way we consume, produce, and manage our resources and waste, and encompasses improving our design and production processes, reducing extraction of virgin raw materials, implementing efficient techniques, adopting effective behaviour patterns, and reusing and recycling.

Our commitments

1 – Promote construction techniques and materials that economise on natural resources

As raw materials sourcing is a central issue, we use eco-design approaches to projects and give precedence to reused or recycled materials.

As raw materials sourcing is a central issue, we use eco-design approaches to projects and give precedence to reused or recycled materials.
 Actions takenPerformance indicators
Eco-design• Using smaller amounts of resources in construction by eco-designing projects and reducing waste at source • Number of R&D programmes or patents focusing on environmental issues
• Filing patents on eco-designed products
Supply chain• Favouring the use of secondary, recycled or reused materials in each major supply chain (aggregates, steel, inert materials, biomass, etc.)• In a selection of relevant supply chains in each entity: amount of reused or recycled materials
• Encouraging the use of reusable or recycled materials when serving as programme manager on concessions

2 – Improve waste sorting and recovery

Our entities, encompassing the Group’s Contracting activities and waste generated by concession users, are taking action to reduce the amount of waste generated and to systematically recover it.

Our entities, encompassing the Group’s Contracting activities and waste generated by concession users, are taking action to reduce the amount of waste generated and to systematically recover it.
 Actions taken Performance indicators
Reducing waste at source• Implementing plans to manage waste materials at worksites• Amount of waste generated per year
• Rolling out programmes to phase out single-use plastic products at some entities including VINCI Construction Terrassement, and at motorway rest areas in partnership with retail brands
Recovery • Improving waste sorting• Share of waste recovered by qualified service providers (excl. hazardous waste)
• Systematically recovering waste (including targets by geographic area at some entities)

3 – Expand the offer of recyled materials to limit extraction of virgin materials

Some of our business activities involve producing materials (quarrying, in particular). Their principal goal is to develop more alternatives to raw materials, i.e. offer recycled materials and expand their recycling capacity.

Some of our business activities involve producing materials (quarrying, in particular). Their principal goal is to develop more alternatives to raw materials, i.e. offer recycled materials and expand their recycling capacity.
 Actions taken Performance indicators
Supply of recycled materials• Increasing the number of permanent sites able to take in and process recycled materials (the Granulat+ standard)• Amounts of recycled materials produced at our quarries and plants
• Share of sites committed to circular economy action plans
• Promoting our choice of recycled materials in all geographies
2030 target for Eurovia: double the share of recycled aggregates produced(to 20 million tonnes a year)
Last updated: 29/03/2021