The Eiffage Group has just published its second Climate Report, drawn up in accordance with the recommendations of the TCFD (Task force on climate-related disclosures). A benchmark that details the physical and transition risks due to climate change for the company’s business model, as well as the business opportunities within a low-carbon economy. The group thus raises the commitments made in 2020 during publication of its first climate report:
- Aligning towards the 1.5ºC pathway, based on the Science-Based Targets initiative(SBTI) criteria.
- Reinforcing the coherence of its commitment and ensuring that this pathway applies to all its lines of activity, without exception.
Social and environmental responsibility strategy
For over ten years Eiffage has been working hard on its social and environmental responsibility strategy. Thus, from 2019, it has set itself two targets that complement each other:
- To be exemplary on its own internal emissions, on which the group has levers for action.
- Mobilize all its skills, core activities, and search and development capabilities. All this to propose innovative low-carbon or decarbonised solutions. The aim is to significantly reduce emissions related to its customers’ projects.
Based on its greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, the Group plans to reduce its internal emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to scopes 1 and 2. For the same year, the emissions listed in scope 3 above represent 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions of the Works in France branch. In scope 3 above, all business lines, Eiffage underscores an ambitious commitment. The aim is to reduce it by at least 30% by 2030. A goal that can only be achieved with the close cooperation of the Group’s regular suppliers of goods and services.
Environmentally friendly cities
Through the 2021 climate report, the Group measures the impacts of each of its business lines. It also shares its various operational action plans to contain environmental damage, including biodiversity. Benoît de Ruffray, the Group’s Chairman and CEO, says that “building durable cities and infrastructures that are perfectly respectful of environmental goals and compatible with the need for peaceful and caring societies is the noble and exciting objective to which I invite you all”. The climate report, which we share from Eiffage Energía, is available HERE.