By broadening the scope of our technical, social and environmental expertise, and in sharing it, we open the door to a more sustainable world in which people and the environment are once again central to systems and regions. By finding synergies between public and private-sector actors, and by identifying opportunities for working co-operation, Egis significantly improves projects overall and creates savings.

We are motivated by two strong ambitions:

focus
In 2015, Egis committed to the guidelines for constructive stakeholder dialogue published by Comité 21 (french version). This text identifies seven principles to be observed, ensuring a more constructive and productive dialogue process, and creating more trust between all parties involved in these processes.

To share

We are committed to moving from consultation to co-construction. This means improving dialogue.
Why? To help promote the inclusion of social and societal issues, as well as technical and environmental issues, in all our projects. We also actively take part in national and international discussions of major social and environmental issues for the regions.

To engage

Encouraging consultation with all the actors concerned enables us to improve the suitability, acceptability and local appropriation of the projects in which Egis is involved. But that’s not all. It also helps us to improve our approach to responsible development: by agreeing to define sustainability together, we set ourselves shared priorities and set all actors on the same path.

This approach is reflected in its numerous participations in think tanks, through partnerships, memberships, or contributions. The dialogue takes the form of direct, physical or digital exchanges and can cover a local, national or international scope. The dialogue process is either one of simple consultation or more collaborative dialogue. Below an overview of our key stakeholders

Our economic
stakeholders

Clients - Private and public clients
Their expectations
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Listening, so we can build their project together
  • Creativity, to find solutions that fulfil their investment and operating needs
  • Understanding of their stakeholders to facilitate the integration of their projects in their environment
Our answers
  • An ethical approach and the publication of two of codes of integrity, one for employees and one for partners, as well as continuous training for managers
  • A clear CSR policy with public commitments (Global Compact, COP 21)
  • Customer satisfaction surveys consolidated at Group level
  • Threefold Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001) with a consolidated Group-wide performance management system, gradually incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria
  • The introduction of CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • New solutions and services developed to respond to the challenges of environmental and energy transition as well as digital transition and sustainable cities
  • Changes to our working methods to focus on BIM (Building Information Modelling) and digital tech in general
  • Partnerships for issues of common interest, and for projects like demonstrators (e.g. the French Ministry of Ecology's sustainable city demonstrators)
Financial partners - Shareholders, investor banks, donors
Their expectations
  • Economic performance
  • Risk management
  • A medium and long-term vision
  • CSR commitments
Our answers
  • Communication on our Vision, a multi-annual SD/CSR roadmap in alignment with the strategic direction of the group
  • Financial and extra-financial reporting
  • A structured risk approach (liabilities committee)
Economic partners - Joint contractors, subcontractors, service providers, suppliers, insurance
Their expectations
  • Relationships of trust
  • Shared values
Our answers
  • Negotiation of contracts for services and supplies incorporating CSR specifications
  • Due diligence on partners
  • Transparency
Professional associations & think-tanks - Professional federations & organisations, Business clusters
Their expectations
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Joint actions with regard to the authorities (influence)
  • Contributions (provision of skills, expertise)
Our answers
  • An active contribution (Chair, Board member) to various organisations
  • Christophe Castaing, BIM manager at Egis, is vice-chair of Mediaconstruct (an organisation representing BuildingSMART in France, for the use of the digital model for an interoperability approach)/contribution to the PTNB (digital transition plan for the building industry)
  • in 2014, the CEO of Egis was appointed Chairman of Syntec Ingénierie
  • In 2015, the CEO of Egis was appointed Chairman of Fer de France (a rail transport trade organisation that brings together all stakeholders in the sector)
  • Egis is a board member of an association of sustainable development managers (C3D)
  • and member of the SD Club France
  • Presence in 4 Business Clusters
  • in 2016, Egis and R20 sign partnership agreement for sustainable waste management (R20 is an international non-profit organization working to develop waste management, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects) ; Egis and R20 joined forces to create a pre-investment fund specializing in sustainable waste management and the development of Waste-to-Energy projects.

Our institutional & regional
stakeholders

Regional stakeholders - Local authorities, local residents affected by a project, local charities and associations
Their expectations
  • Special focus on the societal impact of projects
  • Contribution to local debate
  • Contribution to local economic development
Our answers
  • The development of solutions to reduce the negative impacts and maximise the positive impacts of a project for the region in question
  • Expertise in socio-economic studies, impact studies, evaluation of carbon emissions, noise analysis, consultation, organisation of local democracy
Other public authorities - The EU, French government (group headquarters), other states (locations of subsidiaries, countries of operation), administrations, regulatory bodies
Their expectations
  • Job creation
  • Contributions to consultations on regulations (to change regulations)
Our answers
  • Egis, representing interests at the French Senate and the National Assembly
  • Participation in national and international working groups
  • Egis is a member Vivapolis (promotion of French expertise on sustainable cities for export)

Our social
stakeholders

Employees - Group employees, temporary workers, trainees, interns, etc.
Their expectations
  • Continued employability
  • Decent working conditions (pay, mobility, offices, H&S, work/life balance, diversity, etc.)
  • Values
  • Profit sharing
  • Training and information
Our answers
  • Clear values, an ethics and compliance charter, a code of integrity
  • A social barometer
  • A CSR policy (disability, safety, health, etc.)
  • Agreements with social partners
  • The implementation of an employee shareholding scheme (25% of the capital)
  • Training plans and Egis Campus corporate university
  • A comprehensive approach to management of jobs and skills
  • A diversity think-tank
  • A mentoring scheme
  • An ID2M (idea to market) process to develop innovating in-house + a CDC Lab (our principal shareholder) process
  • A business project
Social partners - Staff representatives, unions
Their expectations
  • Social, environmental and economic information
  • Social dialogue
Our answers
  • A group committee, a Works Council, a Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee
  • Labour agreements (strategic workforce planning, disability, etc.)

Our societal
stakeholders

Academia - Schools, universities, research laboratories, the scientific community, foundations
Their expectations
  • Contributions to education (pooling and sharing knowledge)
  • Partnerships
  • Financial support
Our answers
  • Speakers in educational establishments: Christophe Castaing, BIM manager at Egis coordinates the operational project management module for the BIM Master's at the ENPC school in Paris)
  • Sites open to students (site tour, visit to our offices)
  • An Egis foundation to support innovative actions for sustainable development as well as educational activities
Civil society - Citizens, charities, non-governmental organisations, media, associations
Their expectations
  • The consideration of their interest in the projects
  • Information
  • Support
Our answers
  • The development of a 'Social Imprint' methodology to assess the societal impact of a certain development
  • Solidarity-based investment fund: the "fond épargne insertion emploi dynamique solidaire" (employment integration savings fund) under the Egis mutual fund (FCPE)
  • Corporate patronage
  • The organisation of solidarity-based actions (plenty of participation)
  • The organisation of donations (fundraising in the event of a disasters)