Environmental impact

Reducing our carbon footprint

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Aware of the impact of its activities on the environment and the need to act quickly, Bouygues Energies & Services has developed an ambitious and concrete environmental policy over the past few years to reduce its carbon footprint.

 

Stakes that cannot be ignored, the reduction of our environmental impact also is a huge source of progress. It incites us to innovate, to rethink our offers and our production modes. This is why Bouygues Energies & Services has a pragmatic and structured commitment.

  • Because progress often can be made in many places, scattered around and in the field, Bouygues Energies & Services encourages its workforce to seize each opportunity and innovate to find more environmentally friendly solutions.
  • Because, at the same time an ambitious global vision is necessary so that things can quickly change, Bouygues Energies & Services has also drawn up structuring partnership approaches on transversal themes in all its activities.

 

Bouygues Energies & Services promises to be:


Bouygues Energies & Services encourages and values innovations and best practises that target the carbon footprint linked to its activities (micro-tranches, on-site waste treatment to reduce the carbon footprint, using environmentally friendly products whenever possible for its Facility Management services, etc.).

To mobilise in a structured way its personnel and sub-contractors for ambitious and clearly marked environmental objectives, Bouygues Energies & Services is a part of the Bouygues Construction labelling programme, “Ecosite.” Objective: guaranteeing customers work carried out while respecting the environment and the neighbouring population.

Stemming from very strict national regulations and best practices observed within the Group, Ecosite standards respond to all environmental certifications currently in effect (HQE, Breeam, and Leed).  


Transports represent one of the largest sources for the emission of greenhouse gases. In France, on average, a Bouygues Energies & Services vehicle drove 3,200 kilometres in 2010. This is the reason why Bouygues Energies & Services has drawn up an action plan to reduce this mileage and decrease fuel consumption by 5% in 2011:

  • Optimisation of shift work;
  • Training the workforce in eco-driving;
  • Business trip procedures which urge managers to use video-conferences whenever possible, car-sharing and public transport systems;
  • Increased use of electric vehicles or nacelles.

The Environment Grenelle meeting had the objective of reducing greenhouse gases in France by 20% by 2020. Bouygues Energies & Services, who does carbon balance sheet investigations for its customers, has promised to do the same thing for its own activities. To accomplish this, it uses CarbonEco®, a Bouygues's tool which uses the Ademe method adapted to construction and facility management business lines.

 CarbonEco:

  • Evaluates project emissions throughout its life span;
  • Compares different scenarios of use of facilities and transport;
  • Puts a price tag on ‘carbon variants’ and secondary costs;
  • Visualises the highest emitting substations and those where improvements must quickly be carried out.

Internal experts have been trained by Ademe to generalise the use of CarbonEco to all Group entities in order to have an action plan and reduce our carbon footprint.


Sustainable development and the impact of our activities are at the heart of Bouygues Energies & Services’s thoughts. In order to improve its offers, at the beginning of 2011, Bouygues Energies & Services signed a partnership with the Noé Conservation Association, a recognised expert in protection biodiversity and environmental awareness.

This partnership aims to integrate the preservation of biodiversity in designing public lighting in cities. Bouygues Energies & Services and Noé Conservation will strive to: 

  • Develop “black frames” in cities, corridors that are not lit up in the city, which continue the green and blue frames of the Environment Grenelle, with its goal to integrate environmental concerns into urban planning;
  • Put in place monitoring indicators to reduce lighting pollution;
  • Draw up a “Sustainable Lighting Charter”, which promotes biodiversity;
  • Make the Bouygues Energies & Services workforce aware of this issue.

This partnership will expand to include Bouygues Energies & Services Facility Management activities in 2012.