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: videoconferencing, datacentres, mobility, teleworking, office automation energy management, etc.
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.
As the impact of coronavirus on our activities increases and in the face of ever-stricter government measures to halt its spread, SPIE Belgium would like to inform you about the steps it has taken within the organisation.
To this day:
SPIE Belgium has decided not to stop its activities completely, considering that some of these may be essential or even critical to maintaining the activities of companies in critical sectors and essential services that are vital to the smooth running of the country. This is being done, of course, in strict respect of the measures taken by the authorities, and treating the health and safety of our staff, our clients, our suppliers and sub-contractors as a priority.
This unprecedented crisis reminds us of the importance of two of our founding values: responsibility and proximity. By each taking our responsibilities, we will overcome this ordeal.
Drawing strength from our 120 years of experience and from the solidity of the Group to which we belong, we remain confident in the future and in our mutual capacity to adapt and be resilient.