SPIE, sharing a vision for the future
Managing our environmental footprint
We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint in every aspect of our business by:
- Providing customers with solutions that address today's environmental challenges, such as installing electrical systems for wind farms or enhancing the energy efficiency of their equipment. To make this type of service available, the Technological Institute has devised an energy audit and performance training course.
- Pursuing and strengthening internal processes, such as waste sorting, energy audits and performance programmes for our facilities and the encouragement of eco-driving practices. For example, initiatives were undertaken in 2006, and will be stepped up in 2007, to reduce energy consumption at our facilities. A trial was conducted at the SPIE Est offices in Geispolsheim, with accurate audits of lighting, heating, IT, vehicle and other consumption performed with the support of Bureau Véritas and in liaison with the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME). On the basis of these assessments, a variety of initiatives, ranging from capital improvements to adjustments and new practices acquisition, are being deployed.
- Taking part in industry discussions and research relating to environmental stewardship. In 2006, as a member of the French Association of Electrical Engineering Companies (SERCE) and the ELEN (ELectricity and ENvironment) association, we actively contributed to preparing for implementation of the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.
ECO-DRIVING AT SPIE NUCLÉAIRE
SPIE uses nearly 8,000 vehicles, which travel more than 150 million kilometres a year. Eco-driving can reduce C02 emissions and enhance fuel efficiency by 20 to 30%, which is why our Sustainable Development Department identified it as a key objective in 2006. A number of subsidiaries have already undertaken initiatives in this area, in particular SPIE Nucléaire, which is targeting a 5% reduction in consumption in 2007.
Conference by Jean-Marc Jancovici, an expert in the fields of energy and global warming on the theme "Energy and climate: the end of the golden age?".