Environment & Sustainability

We are committed to shaping a better life

Tackling environmental issues and assisting our clients to minimise the impacts of their projects is key to the Bouygues Group’s strategy.

We are focused on putting in place measures that eliminate environmental impacts in the first instance, and then mitigating those impacts that cannot be eliminated in order to protect the community and the environment.

Our approach commences with the setting of a strong foundation of a positive culture amongst our delivery teams, that values the sensitive environs and communities in which we work.  We then set ourselves stretch targets across all environmental aspects and work hard to deliver on those targets. Our way of working then continually checks our own performance, working collaboratively with our clients to ensure a continuous improvement and delivering exceptional outcomes.

All our projects work towards achieving the global Bouygues Construction “TopSite” label.  Topsite is a demanding bench marking program that assesses a projects performance across Health and Safety, Environmental Impact mitigation, Quality and Customer satisfaction, Social and Society aspects of project delivery.

Where a project scores highly in each of these fields and delivers strongly with innovative solutions they are awarded the “TopSite Innovation” label.  Both WestConnex M4-M5Linktunnels and Melbourne Metro have been awarded this recognition.

Innovating for sustainable construction

Sustainable construction is at the heart of our strategy and our operations.

Working in collaboration with our clients and partners, we provide innovative solutions to minimise environmental impact and carbon footprints, whilst seeking to improve the living and working environments of end user and local communities. Our strategic focus on innovation ensures we meet the economic, social, and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our Climate Strategy

Bouygues Construction Australia is proud of our commitment to demonstrable and absolute carbon reductions. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has officially validated Bouygues Construction’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the period 2021-2030.

Bouygues Construction has set itself the goal of achieving  targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2021:

  • A 40% reduction on Scope 1 and 2 (direct emissions produced by the company’s own activity): electricity on construction sites, fuel for site machines, energy consumption of head offices and local offices, business travel, vehicle fleets)
  • A 20 % reduction in Scope 3 Upstream civil works (construction phase: purchase of products and construction materials, freight, fixed assets, waste generated, IT equipment)

All the levers of decarbonisation of are being analysed, ranked and pulled as needed – including a commitment to 100% Renewable Electricity to power all of our electricity needs, a strong focus in the electrification of our plant and equipment, utilisation our concrete expertise to work with specifiers, clients and the supply chain to maximize the use of low carbon concretes and the increased use of recycled steel.

In addition we are partnering with Design organisations that have aligned carbon reduction ambitions who seek to minimise the overall use of concrete and steel and to make greater use of lower carbon materials.

Grant Sainsbery - Head of Environment and Sustainability

Pascal Minault, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bouygues Construction, said: “The construction industry has historically been a significant source of CO2 emissions, but today it is in possession of solutions that will contribute strongly to reducing them: by implementing solutions to decarbonise the construction process, designing energy efficient buildings, carrying out the energy renovation of the existing building stock and constructing infrastructures for the low-carbon society, particularly for energy production and low-carbon mobility.”

Bouygues Construction is enriching its know-how and developing innovative and virtuous technical solutions for the benefit of all its projects and its customers.

Given the challenges posed by the climate emergency, the Bouygues group has defined a climate strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over its entire value chain and help the customers and users of its products and services to achieve their decarbonisation targets. Find out more here.