Climate strategy

For several years now, the company has been innovating in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint throughout the entire value chain.

Infrastructures and living spaces are a legacy that we leave to future generations. What we build today, we build for our children and our planet. 
We want every structure, whether built, rehabilitated, or renovated, to present an opportunity for the future: 
- sustainable over time through the quality of its design and execution, 
- sustainable because it is tailored to the environmental constraints of tomorrow.

To achieve this, Bouygues Construction is enhancing its skillsets and developing ever more innovative and sustainable technical solutions to benefit all its projects and clients. At every stage of our projects, we strive to decarbonise, to preserve and enhance biodiversity, and to improve resource management, applying the same standards across the world.

Bouygues Construction's commitment extends across the entire value chain of its activities (design, material procurement, project implementation, operation) and, at the same time, seeks to advance responsible uses of the structures it designs and/or builds.

Commitments by 2030

Bouygues Construction has set itself three targets for reducing these greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2021. 
These targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This certification attests that the company's commitments are in line with current scientific data on climate and with the Paris Agreements.

➡️Target on scopes 1&2: 40% reduction in direct emissions produced by the company’s own activity.
➡️Target on scope 3 in construction, in intensity: a 30% reduction in indirect emissions generated by the company's value chain, both upstream (during the construction phase) and downstream (during the operational phase) in terms of intensity.

➡️Target on scope 3 in Public Works, in absolute terms: a 20% reduction in indirect emissions generated by the company's value chain upstream.

Achievements and solutions

For several years now, Bouygues Construction has engaged in advancing the circular economy, with many laboratory sites spread throughout France. Cynéo, located in Vitry-sur-Seine, is France's largest site for the reuse of building materials.

To scale up and promote the mass reuse of materials - Cyneo

Carbon is responsible for 5 to 7% of world greenhouse gasses, of which 90% are directly linked to cement-making. Adding recycled materials reduces the carbon impact of concrete used in cement-making by 10 to 60%.  Bouygues Construction is actually focussing increasingly on the use of CEM III, whose carbon impact is on average 2 times less than traditional Portland cement.

Low-carbon concrete

Our subsidiary Brezillon provides its customers with eco-centres in France, true circular economy tools, to process, recover and recycle materials from construction sites, creating a virtuous cycle where waste becomes valuable resources.