SPIE takes part in a green economy policy which is responsible and aware of the environmental stakes and climatic risks
This cross-sectional approach involves all aspects of the company: its lines of business and clients, as well as its own energy footprint. The aim of this policy is to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption levels.
SPIE capitalizes on the results of its carbon balance by undertaking a series of actions to reduce its footprint.
- On an individual scale, we make involve our staff through waste recycling, energy conservation or travel optimization.
- In our subsidiaries, we deploy carpooling solutions and reduce the energy consumed in our buildings.
- On the Group scale, we gradually increase the share of electric vehicles in our fleet and use greener IT solutions. SPIE Switzerland has already 30 CNG-powered (compressed natural gas) vehicles. In 2017, SPIE Oil & Gas Services planted 1019 trees.
In 2018, the SPIE Group’s carbon footprint was 227 g of CO2 per euro of revenues (direct and indirect emissions).
As information technologies contribute to the green economy, SPIE is developing a set of solutions including a Green IT approach:
- office automation energy management,
SPIE is deploying solutions for efficient public lighting networks, such as the City Networks system which enables the continous management of thousands of lights. On the residential scale, we are developing smart buildings which comprise more and more technology to enhance the energy efficiency and wellbeing of the inhabitants.
SPIE recommends using renewable energy sources: the company can build the largest photovoltaic plants in the world and is well positioned in the construction of wind farms. As stakeholder in sustainable mobility, SPIE is also developing innovative solutions for the ecological management of public transport and parking spaces in cities.
Keen to advise and support its clients and stakeholders in their own approach, SPIE provides efficient energy and environmental management solutions. We can intervene from the energy performance diagnostic phase (EPD). We are committed on the long haul to the energy savings obtained and CO2 emissions avoided through energy performance contracts.
As SPIE’s carbon balance shows that purchases account for two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions, we decided to work closely with our suppliers to identify actions that can reduce the carbon balance of our purchases, based on an analysis of the lifecycle of products and services (manufacturing, transport, use, maintenance, end of life, etc.).. SPIE Belgium makes ca. 25% of its purchases from suppliers accredited by Ecovadis.