Ecovadis 2019 ratings: SPIE once again in the top 1% of the most sustainable companies

Published on 16 January 2020

Cergy, January 16, 2020 – This year SPIE once again features at the top of the EcoVadis platform’s ratings for the most ethical companies when it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Thanks to its positioning which is firmly oriented towards the green economy, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications was given the impressive score of 90/100 in the environment category.

As the world’s leading platform that takes account of responsibility commitments in the customer/supplier relationship, EcoVadis has been tasked with evaluating SPIE’s CSR policy across a broad spectrum of non-financial criteria (environment, fair labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement) since 2010. The scoring criteria imposed by EcoVadis are based on international sustainable development standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative ISO 26000 standard and the UN Global Compact. This evaluation covers the formal commitments of the company as well as its actions and results. The 2019 edition of the EcoVadis ratings confirms SPIE’s position as a leader in the green economy, both in terms of the solutions offered to its customers and in terms of the action taken within the company. 

CSR is one of SPIE’s historical values, and our stakeholders have high expectations in this area. It therefore guides the strategy of the SPIE group. We are delighted with this rating, which enhances the value of our actions”, explains Isabelle Lambert, Corporate CSR Director

SPIE, provider of green solutions for its customers

SPIE’s teams aim to offer their customers solutions that are ethical in terms of environmental impact and are always at the cutting edge of energy performance. For example, the unified digital platform “Smart FM 360°” facilitates the management of the energy performance of buildings, from real-time consumption monitoring through to the development of global energy efficiency strategies. The company is also positioning itself as a key player in electric mobility: it has won the IONITY contract (a joint venture created by an association of several car manufacturers) to support the deployment of 400 high-power charging stations for electric vehicles across Europe by 2020. Thanks to its green solutions, SPIE is ranked 64th in the international Carbon Clean 200 list of publicly traded companies that are leading the way in the transition to clean energy. Only 8 French companies featured in this list in 2019. 

An approach rolled out across the entire Group

In addition to the solutions that SPIE offers its customers, it strives to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. A very good example of this comes by way of the efforts made by SPIE in the area of transport: the company is rapidly increasing the number of “clean” vehicles in the fleet of each of its subsidiaries, and this brought the number of electric or hybrid vehicles used in 2018 to 593.

SPIE is also working to reduce the amount of business trips made by its employees by using collaborative IT tools and to limit their impact: in 2018, SPIE France planted 28,000 trees to offset emissions from business travel. SPIE Oil & Gas Services planted 1,538 trees, that is one tree for every plane ticket purchased.