VINCI’s business activities are directly related to the challenges of green growth. Its companies strive to limit the environmental impact of their work. They develop solutions and services that help reduce the volume of materials used and the amount of energy consumed in their projects and that support biodiversity conservation.
General biodiversity policyThe French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy officially recognised VINCI‘s proactive commitment to biodiversity under the National Biodiversity Strategy (Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité, SNB) at the end of 2012. The programme covers Group-wide action designed to pool and build knowledge on biodiversity, share best practices, train and raise awareness of all staff members about biodiversity and develop new solutions to better integrate biodiversity issues in our day-to-day work.
The FRB, set up in 2008, is a platform bringing together 170 public and private sector players. Its mission is to support and promote scientific projects related to biodiversity protection.
Measures to promote biodiversitySeveral Group companies operating on long cycles and directly impacting natural environments have been addressing biodiversity issues for many years. Measures to avoid and reduce impacts on natural environments and to offset residual effects are developed and applied in partnership with the stakeholders most affected, depending the project, location, species and ecosystems. Over the past few years, VINCI has been involved in defining national standards and guidelines for the Avoid, Reduce and Offset sequence applying to impact on the natural environment. In a drive to maintain a continuous hands-on approach, the Group paid special attention in 2014 to deploying specific biodiversity training and awareness modules.