Respect for people – and, increasingly, for the natural world as a whole – is a fundamental value for Bouygues. This value is embodied in the Group’s Code of Ethics, which was revised in 2017 to include the duty of vigilance among other things.
Bouygues’ Human Resources Charter places a particular emphasis on protecting the health and safety of its employees.
Bouygues SA, the parent company, has rolled out a Group-wide CSR Charter for Suppliers and Subcontractors, which sets out the key commitments that must be upheld by companies wanting to do business with the Group. It is a key driver of the Group’s CSR policy.
In addition to these arrangements, each of the Group’s business segments has a CSR policy adapted to its own issues, documented in the form of CSR roadmaps and expressed through Quality, Safety and Environment initiatives, to take into account the specific features and impacts of its activities.
Roll-out the vigilance plan
The Bouygues SA vigilance plan covers all Group companies and, therefore, the operations of its five business segments (Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier, Colas, TF1 and Bouygues Telecom). It also covers the operations of suppliers and subcontractors. Its content is based on contributions from representatives of the CSR, Legal, Purchasing, Human Resources, Health & Safety, and Internal Audit and Control departments of the business segments.
For a number of years, Bouygues has undertaken to comply with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles defined in the UN Global Compact, and to integrate them into the purchasing processes of its subsidiaries, both in France and abroad.
The Group’s business segments continue to make progress on rolling out their responsible purchasing policies. The purchasing departments of the Group’s business segments are key to implementing these policies, using a variety of means:
- an increased focus on assessing their subcontractors and suppliers;
- careful selection of products and materials for their operations, including the steady integration of a “low carbon” criterion into purchasing specifications;
- responsible purchasing behaviour, particularly through placing emphasis on meeting payment deadlines (with specific adjustments to help suppliers during the pandemic).
each of The 17 most carbon-intensive purchasing categories at bouygues construction
such as concrete, cables and joinery is now managed by a buyer with specific responsibility for reducing the associated emissions.
In May 2021, Bouygues Telecom signed a wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDF. The agreement, which will cover over 10% of Bouygues Telecom’s electricity needs until 2024, underscores the company’s commitment to developing renewable energy and to continuing its work in support of the energy transition.
Colas is shifting to an electric fleet of company vehicles in France.
Financial flows generated by the Group in 2021 (€ million)
The redistribution of the financial flows generated by the Bouygues group has a positive impact on regional economic development and appeal
Investing in the Group’s future growth contributes to sustaining this positive impact.
(a) Purchases and other external expenditure. (iii) other items.
(b) Income tax, social security contributions, sectoral taxes and other taxes (of which €2,288m in France).
(c) Pur(c) 2020 dividends paid in 2021, of which €90 million paid to employees.
(d) Cost of debt and other charges.
(e) Donations, patronage and sponsorship.
(f) Determined as follows: the sum of the net change in financial flows shown above (€735m) and of changes in the working capital requirement (WCR) and currency effects (€305m).