Our pillars

Eiffage’s sustainable development policy is based on seven inextricably linked strategies to provide a comprehensive response to all the challenges of low-carbon construction, environmental protection and support for biodiversity.

Low Carbon Design and Construction

Eco-Mobility

Biodiversity and Ecology

Circular economy

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Quality of life and new uses

Vegetation and Urban Agriculture

LOW CARBON DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

In all areas of activity, the design and choice of materials have a major impact on the project’s carbon footprint. That is why Eiffage uses a ‘material mix’ that combines new generation materials as well as old and revised materials, favouring the use of bio-based materials.
The aim is to develop and industrialise low-carbon building solutions adapted to the needs of users and our clients, as a means to reduce their own carbon footprint in a conscious way.
 

ECO-MOBILITY

Eiffage supports cities and regions in the decarbonisation of transport by offering specific alternative mobility solutions that emit less CO2, enabling us to think differently about transport and contribute to the fight against globalwarming .
Through different strategies such as autonomous shuttles , highway lanes reserved for carpooling, smart lighting, electric mobility, urban cable car… As aglobal player , we integrate transport decarbonisation into our development projects, in order to break with the use of transport that is overly dependent on fossilfuels and highly individualised. 
The goal is to reconcile the reduction of carbon emissions and mobility for all, to support the development of smooth and low-carbon mobility, as well as to promote public transport and thus contribute to the goal of “net-zero artificialisation”.

BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY

For over 10 years Eiffage has been involved in the fight against the erosion of biodiversity. It has done so through successive commitments, which have led the Group to
assess the impact of its activities on natural environments and their ecosystemic dependencies, have been fertile ground for a new corporate culture focused on the preservation of living beings. The
commitment to biodiversity has also become an operational imperative for Eiffage’s business.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The circular economy is emerging as a necessary model, leading us to rethink the way we design, manufacture and build. Reuse and recycling of materials, proper waste management… The development of circular economy solutions and integrating these into Eiffage’s activities allows us to help alleviate the pressure on natural resources.
Aware of the need to fight against resource scarcity, we seek to reduce and optimise as often as possible the use of virgin raw materials right from the study phase of our projects. Eco-design and materials recovery are two priority areas of the Group’s “circular economy” policy, through strategies such as autonomous shuttles
, highway lanes reserved for carpooling, smart lighting, electricmobility, urban cable cars… As a global player , we integrate transport decarbonisation into our development projects, in order to break with the use of transport that is overly dependent on fossil fuels and highly individualised. 
The goal is to reconcile the reduction of carbon emissions and mobility for all, support the development of smooth and low-carbon mobility, as well as to promote public transport and thus contribute to the goal of “net-zero artificialisation”.

RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Eiffage has extensive know-how in the field of renewable energy production. The expertise of our teams in energy management also allows us to increase the energy efficiency of processes, thus reducing the carbon footprint of our customers.
We design, build, maintain and operate green energy, solar photovoltaic and thermal, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal production plants; to build the post-carbon society of tomorrow, optimising the energy consumption of companies and cities. In Spain and internationally.
Contributing to the carbon-free energy mix, improving local renewable energy potential and proposing energy supply in terms of sobriety, energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

QUALITY OF LIFE AND NEW USES

For Eiffage, technology and innovation make it possible to work towards tomorrow’s sustainable city. We are deploying digital solutions to adapt urban services to users’ needs, to improve their comfort and help reduce public spending.
We put innovation at the service of tomorrow’s city and the well-being of its inhabitants through the seamless, real-time management of urban facilities: traffic, parking, lighting, etc. Through a global smart city supply.

VEGETABLIZATION AND URBAN AGRICULTURE

By 2050, 8 billion people will live in cities. To support this massive urban phenomenon and speed up the ecological transition, Eiffage is expanding its initiatives to bring nature into the city, through urban agriculture, green spaces and islands of freshness. The Group thus fosters the emergence of a desirable  city that combines the environment, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture and the well-being of city dwellers.
The reintroduction of green spaces and agriculture in the heart ofcities increases their resilience to the challenge of climate change and, at the same time, makes them more attractive to city dwellers . In addition, encouraging the development ofurban agriculture can promote short circuits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to the supply of residents, and generate local jobs. It is also a way to revalue currently underutilized spacessuch as outdoor spaces, roofs and basements. A great opportunity in a context where there is heavy pressure on land.