Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Eiffage built the first highway in Europe fully considering biodiversity and respecting reinforced offsetting measures outlined in the new French laws – the A65 motorway in the region of Aquitaine in the South-West of France. To share its knowledge and experience on the building of the motorway, Eiffage – a leading figure in the European concessions and public works sector – has designed a special strategic programme.
The programme has had a set of concrete actions to halt the loss of biodiversity. Firstly, the company produced its Biodiversity Guidelines and distributed them to the 500 entities of the Group. Secondly, Eiffage created the Biodiversity Pack to guide staff in tender proposals and homogenise the approach of the Group and its best practices. The company has also launched the first Post-Master’s Programme on interactions between biodiversity, the environment and linear infrastructure in collaboration with the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. To raise awareness among all employees, a biodiversity challenge and a picture competition have been organised within the Group. Eiffage participates in the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign to share its knowledge.
For more information please visit the Countdown 2010 website.