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Controlling environmental risks today to protect tomorrow's resources

Top News06/05/2021

Philippe Maillard’s Viewpoint (Apave Group CEO)

 

Controlling environmental risks today to protect tomorrow's resources

 

"In the face of the crisis that the world has just gone through and the major challenges that lie ahead, environmental demands and expectations are becoming increasingly strong. At Apave, we have the know-how and skills to accompany our clients on this path. I am convinced that confidence and growth will be closely linked to environmental risk management in the future."

I would like to start this article by sharing two figures: 32% of French executives say they take climate risk into account in their risk management strategy (an increase of 6 points compared to 2019) when 46% of them indicate that one of their priorities is to measure the environmental impact of their activity 1.

 

1 24th Global Annual CEO Survey 2021, PwC

In recent years, the environmental issue has taken on major importance in the risk management policies of all economic players, who are now fully aware of the role they can - and even must - play in preserving the environment. And we have all seen it: in the face of the crisis that the world has just gone through and the major challenges that lie ahead, environmental demands and expectations are becoming increasingly strong. At Apave, we have the know-how and skills to accompany our clients on this path. I am convinced that confidence and growth will be closely linked to environmental risk management.

  
For companies, it is now essential to deploy an effective and ambitious policy to control the environmental impact of their activities and to communicate this to their employees, customers, service providers, partners and prospects.

Controlling today's risks must

protect tomorrow's resources

Climate change, biodiversity preservation, natural resource management, recycling and the circular economy: no one can deny the urgency, the immense challenges and the responsibility that we now have.
We cannot offer society fair and sustainable progress without preserving people and ecosystems. 
Every day, contributing to the improvement of environmental performance and the positive impact of a project or activity, whether the issue is regulatory or not, is the daily mission and commitment of the 12,400 employees of the Apave group.
We make sure that regulations favourable to the protection of people and resources are accessible.
Impact studies, measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable resource management, measurement of water and air emissions and noise, vibration and light pollution, improvement of the energy efficiency of facilities, management of polluted sites and soils, support for transitions towards the deployment of sustainable mobility, etc: All of this expertise enables our clients to identify their challenges and risks, whether chronic or accidental, in order to take the appropriate decisions for the preservation of the environment on a local and global scale.


We share this responsibility with our customers. We make firm commitments on our own CO2 emissions. For example, our Zero Paper policy has resulted in a saving of 17 tonnes of paper, or 3 hectares of forest. A number of projects support employees in preserving ecosystems, such as the installation of beehives in several branches and at the head office, or the provision of electric bicycles for respectful and sustainable mobility. We will go further each year by capitalising on best practices and drawing on the innovative capacities of our employees. We must go further in our social and environmental responsibility, I hope so and we are working on it. 
In short, we act in the long term, on a local or global scale, so that the control of today's risks allows us to protect tomorrow's resources, whether they are environmental, societal or economic.

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