The building and construction sector, which is the leading consumer of primary energy and responsible for more than 20% of CO2 emissions in France, faces environmental, economic and social challenges.

ParexGroup "Building Responsibly” sustainable development policy is based on the deployment of its commitment since 2011.

Its foundation is based on the pillars of ParexGroup's culture and values which are:

-         Empowerment

-         Team spirit

-         Trust

-         Creativity

The "Responsible Building" policy is based on 4 commitments:

° Innovate to foster sustainable development:

- innovate by offering products and services which are environmentally friendly

- make construction advances through our new solutions, easy to apply products and Customers training.

° Reduce our environmental footprint throughout our product lifecycle:

- continuously optimize use of resources in our products and services through development of lower carbon footprint products, use of alternative energies and controlled utilities consumption

- limit environmental impacts of our activities through recycling actions, waste management and travels optimization,

- implement and rollout an environmental management on our sites

° Act for and with our employees:

- make sure everyone is well in his work by providing a healthy work environment to our employees and contractors and training them to improve their skills.

° Anchor our facilities in local communities:  

- continuously develop actions and initiatives with local communities.


Flagship Initiative in France:

Since June 2013, deliveries coming from our site at Saint Amand in the North of France and destinated to the South of France (Islesur Sorgue and Saint Martin de Crau) have been carried out through the combined use of rail/road travel.

For the year 2014, these deliveries represented a total of 534,026 kmwhich correlates to a consumption of 22,876 litres of diesel or 120 Metric Tons of CO2 for journeys consisting of 87% by rail and 13% by road.

Assuming that deliveries were made exclusively by road, CO2 emissions would have been 830 Metric Tons.

The implementation of deliveries being carried out through rail/road combination has reduced by seven the corresponding carbon footprint.


Last updated on the 30-11-2015 by Louis Engel


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