Bouygues’ corporate social responsibility policy aims at limiting and then reducing the impact of its operations, namely to protect eco-systems, help develop the areas where its entities operate, take account of stakeholder expectations, respect employees, and improve accessibility of offers and services, etc.
CSR issues are handled separately by each business segment, which are closer to the specific issues pertaining to their operations. Monitoring and overall coordination of initiatives is provided at parent-company level by the Group Sustainable Development-Quality Safety Environment (QSE) department, which coordinates several Group-wide themes (Sustainable development, QSE, extra-financial reporting, Energy & Carbon, Purchasing and CSR).
In 2013, Bouygues carried out a materiality assessment that identified nine priority areas for action for the group:
In the human resources domain:
- A reduction in the number and severity of workplace accidents, and an improvement in employee health
- The development of employees' skills
- Compliance with and promotion of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions
In the environmental domain:
- The management and recycling of waste
- A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
- A reduction in energy consumption
In the social domain:
- Maintenance of strong business ethics and the fight against corruption
- Make sure suppliers and subcontractors take CSR issues into account
- Contribution to local job availability
The Bouygues group is a partner and founding member of The Shift Project, a think tank bringing together scientific experts and economic players in order to propose solutions for a low-carbon energy transition.