CSR performance: EcoVadis places SPIE in the top 5% of companies assessed in 2023

Published on 08 April 2024

Cergy, 8 April 2024 – In 2023, SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, was awarded an EcoVadis gold medal for the ninth consecutive year and saw improvement in its score.

EcoVadis increased the SPIE group's overall score by four points, taking it from 68 (in 2022) to 72 (in 2023). This improvement places the Group in the top 5% of companies assessed by the rating agency.

EcoVadis, a leading CSR rating platform, highlights the SPIE group's performance by assessing five key criteria; environment, labour rights, human rights, business ethics and responsible purchasing. The gold medal, which SPIE has just been awarded for the ninth consecutive year, reflects the Group's commitments and achievements in each of these areas and its ability to maintain a standard of excellence in an increasingly demanding context.

SPIE leads the way in sustainable development

In 2023, SPIE improved its score in the areas of labour rights, human rights and responsible purchasing.

Its environmental performance score remained high. In 2023, 48% of the Group's production made a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, in accordance with the EU taxonomy. In addition, SPIE continued to reduce its carbon footprint in Scopes 1, 2 and 3, in line with its targets endorsed by the Science Based Targets[1] initiative.

Isabelle Lambert, SPIE Group Sustainability Director, explains: “With the nature of SPIE's work, we are part of the solution, as we seek to implement low-carbon solutions to overcome the challenges of the energy transition and responsible digital transformation. The Group has been working to address these issues for a long time, notably by drawing up a sustainability roadmap for 2025. We are proud of this improvement in our EcoVadis rating, particularly as the standards are raised each year. This improvement in our scores is testament to the structured approach we have taken, but also and above all to what our subsidiaries have achieved and the initiatives they have put in place."

[1] The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is an organisation that enables companies and financial institutions worldwide to play their part in combating the climate crisis. Companies that join the SBTi commit to defining greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets that are in line with the scientific recommendations drawn up following COP21.