On August 29th 2019, ENVEA has signed the “French Business Climate Pledge”, which was highlighted at the annual gathering of the MEDEF, the leading network of entrepreneurs in France. 99 major French companies, accounting for 1.650 billion euros turnover and 6 million jobs worldwide, reaffirm the need to collectively change course by accelerating innovation and R&D through their investments in low-carbon solutions, in order to engage in a drastic reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In 2017 ENVEA set a number of goals and action plans for a 10 year period. These goals include 100% renewable energy for our own needs, the use of our products through direct sources of renewable energy supply, most particularly by drastically reducing their consumption, as well as developping tools to support our industrial customers’ processes to reduce their gas emissions.
ENVEA is sticking to its commitments and proudly presents today’s achievements:
- Already 50% of energy from renewable sources being used for our own needs; part of it coming from the hydroelectric network in Avignon.
- The eco-design initiated in the new range of air quality monitoring products has made possible the consumption reduction of our products by more than 60% while avoiding energy-intensive air conditioning systems. In 2019, as a world premiere, the first solar powered station for monitoring the air quality has been inaugurated.
- ENVEA has displayed in a waste treatment plant the first measurement tools to optimize the injection of reagents in order to reduce pollutant emissions.
For 2020-2023, ENVEA has set a new, ambitious commitment:
- By 2020, the company expects to reach 70% of renewable energy consumption, and aims for 80% by 2023.
- The improvement of its products energy performance continues with the upcoming launch of a new range of gas emissions monitoring products, which should target nearly 60% of the products sold. A figure that should be raised to 90% by 2023.
- Successes achieved in the implementation of tools to encourage emission reductions will continue to be spread out with installations scheduled in China in the year. This activity being under development should represent approximately 30% of the group’s implementations in 2023.
“Alongside the other stakeholders in the sector, we are doing all we can to honor our part of the ecological contract to which we have committed. For this reason, ENVEA is fully supporting the “French Business Climate Pledge” initiative.” Christophe Chevillion, CEO of ENVEA
ENVEA Group, formerly ENVIRONNEMENT SA, provides public and private actors with the necessary tools to assess and measure the impact of human activities on ecosystems. The company relies on a strong expertise in gases and particles measurement both in the environment and in the main sources of pollutant release or greenhouse gas emissions (thermal power plants, petrochemicals, metallurgy, cement, incineration, automobiles, aeronautics, etc.). Founded by its current President, the group achieved a consolidated turnover of €92 million, supported by a worlwide network of distributors and subsidiaries. As a pioneer in its technology, ENVEA has always placed innovation and environmental protection in the heart of its strategy and created strong values throughout its history. From the measurement of pollutants in ambient air, then directly at the source of emissions and now within the industrial process itself, ENVEA strives to fight against environmental impacts as early as possible.
About the French Business Climate Pledge:
On December 12, 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate sealed in Paris a historic agreement, ratified since then, aimed at limiting the rise of temperatures related to the effects of climate change to 2° C, if possible 1.5° C. The Agenda of Solutions highlighted the essential role of business to innovate and develop solutions.
In the framework of the One Planet Summit of December 12, 2017, 91 French companies accounting for a cumulative turnover of €1.500 billion and 6 million jobs, have affirmed the need to collectively change course to engage in a drastic reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They committed to invest €60 billion in low-carbon solutions between 2016 and 2020.
A growing number of States including France have affirmed the ambition to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Companies have a key role to play to implement solutions to respond to this challenge. This strong ambition requires to accelerate our actions and to determine the right framework to put in place at a global level to reach this goal.
They fight climate change around the world, defining actions and developing solutions, products and services that significantly reduce GHG emissions. They want to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, particularly in the energy, transport, industry, building and agriculture sectors. Depending on their respective situations, they are already implementing several tools:
– 74 companies (of which 15 new ones) made commitments to reduce their emissions ;
– 34 (of which 7 new ones) have an internal CO2 price ;
– 46 (of which 10 new ones) are engaged in the Science-Based Targets initiative or are thinking about joining it ;
– 54 (of which 12 new ones) have decided or intend to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with pragmatic methodologies.
This challenge requires to accelerate the injection of public and private financial resources into research and investment. It is also necessary to establish interconnected carbon pricing mechanisms in the main economic regions. This will enable economic actors to integrate climate issues in their decisions.