World Environment Day. The emergence of COVID-19 has also demonstrated how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem destruction can be. By reducing the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens, including coronaviruses, to spread. Faced with this major problem, the World Environment Day focuses this year on the restoration of ecosystems under the slogan “Reimagine, recreate, restore”. For over 10 years Eiffage has been involved in fighting the erosion of biodiversity through successive commitments which have led the Group to assess the impact of its activities on natural environments and their ecosystemic dependencies, providing fertile ground for a new corporate culture focused on the preservation of living beings. A commitment to biodiversity has also become an operational imperative for Eiffage’s businesses. Various partnerships, such as the work with the Humanity and Biodiversity Association since 2009, or being a stakeholder in the “Countdown 2010” initiative spearheaded by the IUCN to help governments reduce biodiversity loss by the 2010 deadline, have helped to consolidate a corporate culture that respects life. A corporate culture based on the evaluation of the Group’s impacts on natural environments and ecosystemic services. During this period, Eiffage has published two internal charters, Biodiversity and Water and aquatic environments, which apply to the entire Group.
Launched in 2009, our biodiversity strategy is based on in-depth analysis of the dependencies of our activities on ecosystemic services. With a dual focus: on the one hand, risk management and accurate assessment of the impacts of our activities on the natural environment. On the other, identification of all the biodiversity-related challenges. Challenges that will also be levers of opportunity for the Group and its clients. Particularly in the area of research and innovation. Ultimately reducing the impact on the environment and natural areas.