Our objective: reduce our carbon footprint by 40% by 2030.

Soletanche Bachy has launched an Environmental Action Plan both pragmatic and local, which focuses on concrete and targeted actions : reducing fuel consumption, lowering the volumes of cement used and waste recycling and reuse.

At Soletanche Bachy, we believe in measured, sustainable growth that will improve our ways of working, bring about change in our industry and encourage the development of new environment-friendly solutions for our clients and our foundations and soil technologies projects.

– Reduce our carbon footprint by 40% by 2030 (Scopes 1 and 2 and at constant market share compared with 2018 levels) by reducing our direct and indirect consumption of fossil fuels (diesel for equipment, petrol for vehicles, and electricity).


– Lower our consumption of cement (Scope 3) by designing projects using less concrete and by using cements with a lower carbon footprint (CEM II or CEM III) and substitute binders.


– Minimise waste and maximise recycling and reuse (destruction, storage and recycling).

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Soletanche Bachy’s Environmental Action Plan is built around 3 commitments

Our tools to measure our carbon footprint

Every year, we consolidate various environmental indicators (fuel, power, gas, water consumption, waste…) as part of a non-financial reporting. We also monitor our fuel consumption at least once per quarter using an in-house software.

We are also able to measure the carbon footprint of our projects using PRISM, our in-house life-cycle assessment software. PRISM also allows us to compare the carbon impact of base solutions and alternative options at the tender stage to promote, when possible, the solution with the least impact on the environment.

The impact of our Environmental Action Plan

The impact of our Environmental Action Plan

Each year, reducing our carbon footprint by 40% would allow us to:

  • Release 67,000 teq of CO2 less
  • Lower our fuel consumption by more than 16 million litres
  • Reduce our power consumption by over 9 million kWh

Our environmental actions on our worksites

Soletanche Bachy has long carried out environmental actions in terms of waste sorting, wastewater treatment, use of cements with a reduced carbon footprint (CEM II and CEM III) and noise pollution reduction.

Our subsidiary in Singapore implemented several measures to reduce its fuel consumption (smaller modular generators, a smartphone app to monitor consumption, independant air conditioning system on cranes). In the United Kingdom, Soletanche Bachy is using a Hydrofraise® powered by a 100% electric powerpack. A world first!