Seventh Consecutive EcoVadis Award
Sustainability and CSR rating company EcoVadis has ranked SPIE in Gold position for a seventh consecutive year.
The ranking relates to the international multi-technical services provider's "environment", "social", "ethics" and "procurement" practices, and follows a commendation of the group in 2020 for boosting its investment programme in sustainable development, its dialogue with stakeholders and the implementation of new policies and initiatives aimed at managing CSR risks (whether environmental, social or financial).
A committed player in the energy transition and digital transformation
In its comparison table, EcoVadis assesses whether a business offers products or services which contribute positively to society or the environment. In 2020, when compared against the benchmark set by the European taxonomy for sustainable activities, 41 per cent of SPIE's operations contributed significantly towards the fight against climate change.
Since its latest assessment, SPIE has also committed to reducing its direct carbon footprint by 25 per cent before 2025 by converting more than a third of its vehicle fleet to electric and improving the energy efficiency of its buildings.
Strengthening dialogue with stakeholders
The Group published its first Materiality Matrix in 2021. A shift in energy mix, green economic recovery, and shifting more clients to sustainable policies and workplace health & safety have all been categorised as top stakeholder priorities in the the next few years.
Rooted in SPIE's corporate culture, workplace health & safety is a key challenge. Since the start of 2021, the Group has deployed an awareness campaign entitled, "10 Life Saving Rules", with the aim of preventing serious accidents by implementing action plans and concrete injury reduction targets and claims to have reduced serious accidents across the group by a quarter.
Gauthier Louette, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, comments: "In the fight against climate change, SPIE is definitively part of the solution. Our contribution is focused on the energy efficiency of buildings, services for electricity grids, the shift to renewable energy sources and sustainable mobility. These long-term drivers are core to the upcoming stimulus plans all across Europe."
"Based on precise and measurable data, our rating by EcoVadis is proof of the Group's commitment to and success in sustainable development", adds Isabelle Lambert, CSR Director. SPIE's performance in terms of CSR has also recently been recognised by other ESG ratings agencies, such as Sustainalytics, MSCI and VIGEO, who clearly rated the Group's performance upwards in 2020."