To respond to the climate emergency, we have decided, in 2021, to formalise and accelerate a long-standing commitment to the energy transition. We have defined a voluntary GHG reduction trajectory, as illustrated below:
1st step : measure
Carbon Footprint assessment on a Group level
Our carbon footprint assessment is carried out annually on our main business units and certified by a Third Party Organization.
2nd step : commit
A voluntary carbon trajectory within a scientific framework
In line with the Paris Climate Agreements, the goals stated allow us to contribute to the limitation of global warming to the ambitious target of 1,5°C.
What is the Science-based targets initiative ?
Jointly supported by the United Nations Global Compact, the Carbon Disclosure Project (the carbon assessor to which we have been responding since 2020), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this initiative promotes the implementation of ambitious climate trajectories. It is a guarantee of the rigor and credibility of our carbon trajectory, as each file is submitted to a committee of scientific experts for validation. The certification of our trajectory is underway.
Our main actions
Energetic performance of our branches
Renovation of our buildings enhancing their energetic performance – Deployment of LED lighting, and timing systems – Adaptation of electric infrastructures
Use of renewable energies
Since January 1, 2022, 100% of our branches in France are supplied with gas (biomethane) and electricity from renewable sources
Optimization of our transport logistics
Territorial coverage (over 1,000 branches worldwide) - Pooling of routes via regional logistics centres – Awareness-rising for our subcontractors
Conversion of our fleet of vehicles
Introduction of electric and hybrid rechargeable vehicles – Introduction of a gas truck
Investments in low-emission equipment
25% of our CAPEX in 2022 directed towards low-emission equipment – Group target 2025: 50%. To note : 98% of our CAPEX in diesel equipment in 2022 are compliant stage V.