Environment

The natural environment

The environment is a priority for VINCI Energies. The crisis on earth is so serious that it has become clear with the Covid-19 global pandemic that human health is inexorably connected to the health of the planet. The situation therefore requires us to react urgently.

Our Group has set itself the target of reducing the carbon footprint of all VINCI activity by 40% by 2030. A challenge for all the business units that make up the Group and which involves all employees without exception.

 

 

At VINCI Energies Spain, we are tackling this objective through two lines of action:

On the one hand, by raising awareness among all our collaborators on the seriousness of the situation. By focusing on three specific problems of the earth, such as biodiversity, the oceans and the carbon footprint, we contribute to changing perceptions and attitudes to environmental issues.

 

On the other hand, by making it easier for our business units to be environmentally efficient, we manage to lighten our own carbon footprint and accompany our clients in their own environmental challenge with green offerings and solutions.

 

“To fully take on our role as leader and become a source of inspiration in environmental conservation, we must scale up and set new ambitions. It’s time to deliver on our green offerings and solutions and speed up their roll-out. We need to be pragmatic, curious and resolute. Let’s act on our partners’ and our employees’ environmental aspirations. Their involvement will be key to reducing our carbon footprint and helping our clients do the same. Our first VINCI Environment day gives us the chance to turn this global challenge into an opportunity!” Arnaud Grison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer VINCI Energies.

Our planet

 

 

The carbon footprint

The carbon footprint is the amount of emissions, of greenhouse gases, that we produce when manufacturing a product, providing a service or performing any of our daily actions. It is the footprint that we leave on our planet and that directly affects the global warming of the earth. For example, each Spaniard generates an average of 7.5 tons of CO2 per year. According to the United Nations, we must reduce our annual emissions by 7.6% to prevent the earth’s temperature from rising further. How can this be achieved? Among other measures, by applying the 3Rs rule: Reduce consumption to a minimum, Reuse what can still be used and Recycle the waste to give it a new use

 

 

Biodiversity

We are not alone on the planet. By caring for the number and variety of living organisms on earth, we care for the diversity of species and ecosystems. Biodiversity plays an important role in the functioning of, for example, the water cycle, soil formation and retention, resistance to invasive species, plant pollination, climate regulation, pest and pollution control. Biodiversity loss has negative consequences on aspects of human well-being such as food security, vulnerability to natural disasters, energy security and access to clean water and raw materials.

 

 

Oceans

We are the blue planet. 71% of the earth’s surface is water. Its temperature, chemical composition, currents and life move world systems that make the earth habitable for humanity. Its influence ranges from meteorological phenomena to the regulation of the climate and the production of the oxygen we breathe. Bearing in mind that since the 1970s the oceans have absorbed 93% of the extra heat produced by human activity, their conservation and sustainable use means preserving the most vulnerable ecosystems and responding to the climate crisis.

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