VINCI’s businesses and activities are closely related to the challenges of green growth. Our companies strive to limit the environmental impact of their activities. They develop solutions that help reduce the amount of materials used for construction works and the energy consumed by the completed structures, and to protect biodiversity.
Environmental organisationThe implementation of VINCI’s environmental policy, “Together! Promote green growth” is built on the Group Executive Committee’s commitment, the empowerment of all operational staff within Group companies, and extremely open dialogue with national, European and international public authorities and environmental protection organisations. The sustainable development self-assessment questionnaire, Advance, is used by all Group companies. It enables each subsidiary’s management committee to check progress and validate its environmental action plan.
Environmental reporting: coverage and scopeVINCI’s environmental reporting system deals with the themes listed in Article 225 of France’s Grenelle II Environment Law. It uses the Group’s common financial and social reporting software and is based on guidelines that are modelled on those of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and adapted to the Group’s activities. It covers nearly all of the Group’s companies and uses around 60 quantitative indicators for measuring performance against key environmental parameters. Environmental reports are prepared using updated methodological guidebooks and procedures that are available on the Group’s intranet. In addition to this central reporting system, each business line uses its own management indicators.
Environmental trainingAll VINCI companies make efforts to raise awareness of environmental issues, and environmental training is increasingly incorporated into existing courses (works, studies, operations, etc.). Awareness is proactively promoted at worksites among employees, temporary staff and subcontractors with weekly “15-minute environment sessions”. Design teams are also trained in eco-design.
Preventing environmental incidentsEach Group entity prepares and updates environmental incident prevention plans that address its specific environmental risks. The most significant projects undergo a preliminary analysis of environmental risks, which serves to determine the equipment and procedures required to prevent or mitigate any such risks. Specific documents and equipment are provided to help prepare for and respond to emergency situations.
Environmental certificationVINCI encourages its companies to obtain ISO 14001 or similar environmental certification to confirm and improve the effectiveness of their environmental management system. VINCI’s companies have solid grounding in projects with certification (HQE, BREEAM®, LEED®, etc.).
A few results of our activities (at end 2017)- Environmental reporting covered 97% of revenue in 2017.
- A total of 53,924 hours of environmental training were delivered.
- The delivery of HQE, BREEAM® and LEED® certified projects amounted to €2.9 billion.
The commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% (scopes 1 and 2, base 2009) by 2020 requires Group companies to implement action plans together with their public and private clients, suppliers and subcontractors and infrastructure end-users.