Environmental training and information initiatives for employees

The Bouygues group provides staff working in its QSE function with training modules like the QSE and Excellence awareness-raising programme, and the QSE department organises regular conferences on issues in specific business areas and on continuous improvement. These are also available over the Group intranet.

Since 2007, the Bouygues group has held a quarterly QSE committee for sharing best practices, with a view to continuous improvements in performances and operational excellence. This committee puts awareness-raising campaigns in place for divisional staff, monitors regulatory developments affecting the business areas and keeps track of performance indicators.

In addition, “Abby” (Bouygues group self-assessment and benchmarking) seminars based on a software application developed in-house, and regularly updated, have been organised within the Group since 2007. It is used by subsidiaries’ executive committees to assess their management practices and situate themselves in relation to best practice as defined by the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model and ISO 26000. Since being launched, this seminar has been organised more than sixty times, involving more than 800 managers.

Lastly, the Construire l’avenir (Building the future) training module, for Group executives, tackles the major challenges relating to societal shifts and the resulting changes in economic models. Since its inception in November 2012, 81 managers have taken part in seven sessions.

Since 2009, the Group has operated BYpedia, a collaborative extranet site. It enables employees from all functions (sustainable development, QSE, HR, etc.) to discuss the problems they encounter, enhance the collective knowledge base, pool know-how and strengthen expert networks.

To minimise the environmental footprint of printed communications materials, the Group has determined new rules for sustainable printing, giving priority to eco-responsible production channels with respect to forestry management (whereby pulp supplies can be traced), and for the management of hazardous waste used at the point of printing (e.g. inks and solvents).

Each business area is working to raise awareness among staff about eco-friendly behaviour.

Bouygues Construction

Bouygues Construction implements various programmes to train and raise awareness among employees in terms of protecting the environment, providing general training at Group-wide level and modules with a greater focus on operational issues at the subsidiary level.

The “Ulysse” module, part of the management training programme at Bouygues Construction University, includes two days devoted entirely to sustainable development issues, and the training offered by Bouygues Construction University to all sustainable development officers is also entirely devoted to these issues. Environmental protection is also covered in several training programmes for the professions most concerned: the “Campus Commerce” course for sales staff, the “Pericles” module for large-scale project managers as well as modules relating to sustainable construction and the city of the future for the property development activity. Other expert training is available on the themes of carbon, extra-financial reporting, life-cycle analysis (LCA) etc. In addition, 15-minute QSE training sessions for site workers, which regularly deal with specific issues such as waste and resources, are held in operational units.

Bouygues Telecom

Specific training is given by Bouygues Telecom’s sustainable development unit to assist in the application of waste management, eco-design and ICPE regulations.

In 2013, eco-design took pride of place at the two main administrative sites, where eco-designers were able to present their projects. There was also a brainstorming workshop on the eco-design features of the home gateways. The scope of awareness-raising as regards staff concerned by sustainable development was broadened out to include B2B sales staff, in the form of a policy enabling the co-construction of responsible services that can then be marketed to customers.


The requirements of the environmental certification schemes for Colas’ sites, especially ISO 14001, include the assessment and, where relevant, the introduction of

environmental training for personnel, especially new recruits, and the provision of information to external partners (section 4.4.2 of ISO 14001). Training and information initiatives take different forms depending on country, subsidiary and business area.


All contributors to TF1′s CSR process meet each year to refresh their knowledge and gain a combined overview of the roadmaps set out by the CSR Committee.

TF1 is a founding partner of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation, and each year it distributes its communications material internally, consisting of the “Green guide”, a newspaper and communication campaigns.

(Updated: January 2016)