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Preserving natural environments

Our vision

Preserving natural environments means reducing our impacts on them and adapting our activities to the emerging ecological challenges. We already provide solutions that address environmental challenges, such as water management (water treatment plants and processes) and ecological restoration and transparency (reconfiguring stream and river channels, wildlife crossings, etc.), but are determined to expand them and continue to innovate. With external local experts, we plan to develop the expertise of our teams across the design, construction and operations phases, so they can offer targeted and effective solutions on our projects.

Our commitments

1 – Prevent pollution and incidents by systematically implementing an environmental management plan at all our business lines

In November 2020, VINCI’s Chairman and CEO and the Secretary of the Group’s European Works Council signed VINCI’s environmental guidelines, which set out a frame of reference aimed at limiting the environmental impacts and risks associated with the Group’s activities.

In November 2020, VINCI’s Chairman and CEO and the Secretary of the Group’s European Works Council signed VINCI’s environmental guidelines, which set out a frame of reference aimed at limiting the environmental impacts and risks associated with the Group’s activities.
 Actions taken Performance indicators
Environmental management plan• Defining environmental management indicators, setting up environmental governance and designating persons in charge of environmental management• Share of activity covered by an environmental management plan
Training• Developing business-specific awareness and training tools • Number of hours of environmental training

2 – Optimise water consumption, especially in areas of water stress

VINCI’s businesses need water and can have direct or indirect impacts on natural environments. Beyond preventing water pollution, we need to optimise consumption.

VINCI’s businesses need water and can have direct or indirect impacts on natural environments. Beyond preventing water pollution, we need to optimise consumption.
 Actions taken Performance indicators
Monitoring and reduction of water consumption• Collecting reliable data to measure water purchased and extracted
• Disseminating guidelines and best practices for each business
• Developing water reuse and other solutions to reduce consumption
2030 target for VINCI Concessions: halve the quantity of water consumed per unit of traffic
• Quantity of water consumed

3 – Aim to achieve no net loss of biodiversity

Initiatives are adapted to local environmental issues and the duration of the project on both long-term sites operated and managed by our companies and worksites. VINCI has also joined the act4nature international alliance and built a detailed roadmap to fulfil the associated commitments over the coming years.

Aim to achieve no net loss of biodiversity
 Actions taken Performance indicators
Zero use of phytosanitary products• Employing alternatives to phytosanitary products, such as mechanical or thermal weed control
2030 target: zero use of phytosanitary products at every site (except where required under contracts or regulations)
• Consumption of phytosanitary products
Action plans, tools and measures• Rolling out the biodiversity roadmap associated with the commitments to act4nature international
• Employing an in-house strategy and tools to factor in biodiversity at the Group’s worksites and infrastructure
• Number of worksites or sites under operation with a biodiversity label or certification
• Number of sites using zero phytosanitary products
Offsets and green works• Developing nature-based solutions to fight climate change or flood risk, especially through ecologicalengineering
• Voluntary or regulatory offsetting projects: based on the context, methods for measuring biodiversity lossesand gains and indicators to monitor change over time
• Offset measures taken
Last updated: 29/03/2021