We strive to achieve excellence in environmental responsibility by ensuring full compliance with industry best practice, legal regulations and our own ambitious group-wide standards and policies. With robust systems, tools, certifications, partnerships and initiatives in place, we are continually finding new ways to measure and reduce the environmental impact of our activities, and of the buildings we design and build.
Committed to reducing waste
As supporters of the UK’s WRAP scheme, which aimed to halve the amount of construction industry waste to landfill by 2012, we are proud to have exceeded the industry target.
World-leading innovation capability
Our dedicated research and development think tank is at the forefront of energy-efficiency innovation, finding new technologies to reduce the environmental impact of our products and processes. In 2010, the Bouygues Construction head office in Guyancourt, in the western suburbs of Paris, which was built some 25-years ago, launched a renovation programme to showcase the Group’s sustainable construction know-how, using the latest cutting-edge 21st-century technologies.
In March 2013, our head office building, Challenger received BREEAM International Outstanding under Europe Commercial 2009 Offices and BREEAM Award 2013 for International project at the Ecobuild event held in London in recognition of its achievements in the use of green technologies and sustainable approach implemented during the refurbishment.
Ecosite: recognising exemplary sustainable development
All of our new sites have to obtain the Ecosite label, our Group-wide environmental label. Ecosite recognises those sites that have achieved our ambitious environmental standard, which is founded on stringent regulations and exemplary practices observed throughout the Group.
Projects are only awarded the Ecosite label following a rigorous audit of environmental risks, waste management, hazardous products, reduction of site noise, air quality, quality of the aquatic environment, conservation of biodiversity, reduction of energy consumption, cleanliness and tidiness, communications and handling of emergency situations.
Improving site energy efficiency
Green Site Office assesses the environmental efficiency of our sites offices through certification from silver to platinum. All our cabins are double-glazed, insulated and contain equipment such as PIR-activated lighting and push button taps to reduce electricity and water use. Green Site Office is part of the implementation of Green Act, our Group environmental charter.
Healthier employees, safer sites
We have an industry-leading approach to health and safety. The health, wellbeing and safety of those that work with us, both our staff and supply chain, is a key priority and we strive to provide working environments to support our approach.