Corporate Responsibility & Environment
As an industry leader, ENGIE takes all aspects of Corporate Responsibility (CR) seriously. Our purpose is to improve lives through better working and living environments, enabling progress in a harmonious way
Our energy and services capabilities play a leading role in the UK’s transition towards a more secure and sustainable future. We are dedicated to developing new sustainable services delivering low-carbon, energy-efficient places and spaces. This puts us at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to our customers.
We believe that acting responsibly across our business through socially and environmentally positive contributions will help us to achieve financial sustainability. Indeed, the performance of our business is measured not just in terms of financial metrics, but also through wider social and environmental achievements.
Wilfrid Petrie - CEO, ENGIE UK:
“We recognise that a successful organisation not only focusses on financial performance but is also able to demonstrate how it benefits society and the environment.
The challenge is not something we can achieve alone and only with the support of our employees, suppliers, communities and wider stakeholders will we be able to succeed. Our vision is to lead the way in innovative services and sustainable energy solutions for our chosen markets. ENGIE is committed to the responsible growth of its businesses in response to the central challenges of the energy transition, combating climate change and making responsible use of natural resources. Within Our Future Plan we have challenging targets to help us continually improve our social and environmental performance,”
OurFuture Plan, is a strategic framework to support our commitment to manage and operate places and spaces in an effective way to create a positive, lasting environmental, economic and social legacy. In simple terms, OurFuture Plan is about making our company a responsible and sustainable business, working with our customers, employees, suppliers and communities to achieve a sustainable future for all. There are three key themes:
- Delivering sustainable solutions - working with our clients to exceed their goals using sustainable innovations and services
- People and communities - making a difference to the communities in which we work
- Planet positive - we are commited to managing resources efficiently, limiting our carbon and water footprint, protecting and enhancing ecological resources and partnering with our supply chain.
OurFuture – targets & governance
Environmental and social responsibility is governed at the very highest level within ENGIE at our Board. ENGIE has also developed a Divisional and Sector based Committee system which works to ensure that divisional and sector strategy is delivered.
Divisional Committees have been created to support, review and embed responsible business practices across UK BU operations and to meet divisional targets, Our Future Plan commitments and other requirements from ENGIE group. The CR Committees meet as a minimum three times annually.
All employees at ENGIE are expected to include a mandatory goal relating to Health& Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility as part of the annual objective setting exercise. This ensures that employees think about how to embed responsible business practices in their roles.
To ensure we deliver on our commitments, ENGIE has developed a set of objectives and targets to measure our performance. An annual report on our progress against these can be found on the links below:
ENGIE are certified to ISO 14001:2015 , ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001. We also hold ISO 50001 for a number of our offices. Our integrated management system outlines our approach to managing our environmental impact across our operations.
Our Environmental Policy can be accessed here.
Our Circular Economy Strategy provides an overarching commitment and approach towards resource recovery and waste management. This will be achieved through the investigation of closed loop opportunities across ENGIE’s business lifecycle through business development, mobilisation, delivery and demobilisation – working closely with customers and supply chain partners.
As a leading energy and services company ENGIE has a strong commitment towards decarbonisation for 2020 and beyond. ENGIE recognises the role we have to play in improving air quality through the transformation of our fleet of approximately 3000 vehicles, our investment in green mobility services and the engagement of our employees. Read here for more information on what we are doing across the business.