ENGIE, a positive impact group

By ENGIE - 17 December 2019 - 00:28

Our role as a leader in the zero-carbon transition is to show that this necessary transformation creates value and that it can combine performance and the common good. Three years ago, the Group put the energy transition at the heart of its strategy. We have reviewed our portfolio of businesses, halved our CO2 emissions between 2012 and 2018 and returned to growth. 
We have now entered the second wave of the energy transition, driven by companies and local authorities, and our ambition is to become the world leader in zero-carbon transition.


What are we doing? Inventing a new reparative growth model. 


At ENGIE, we are convinced that “the common good is good for business”. Our role as a leader in the zero-carbon transition is to show that this necessary transformation creates value and that it can combine performance and the common good. To live up to this ambition, we rely on the commitment of the Imaginative Builders community, formed by the Group's employees and all those who work with ENGIE (cities, startups, suppliers, NGOs, students, customers, etc.).


This is why ENGIE is offering its customers a new approach to support their progress towards the challenge of a zero-carbon transition. Unique on the market, our “as a service” approach aims to make the zero-carbon transition accessible through integrated, tailor-made and co-financed solutions. This challenge corresponds well to the values of ENGIE, which has chosen to meet society’s expectations through harmonious progress. 


What do we mean by harmonious progress? We can produce without damaging our environment, adopt new ways of consuming by drastically reducing carbon emissions, and live well while having a positive impact on the environment, health, and well-being.


ENGIE is committed to ambitious objectives:


As part of a new strategic plan presented in February 2019, the Group made significant commitments that will make a positive impact:


  • create more than 9GW of renewable capacities between 2018 and 2021
  • raise the number of trainees on work-study placements from 5% to 10% by 2021
  • provide training for 100% of employees each year by 2030
  • have 50% female managers in 2030.


What will the impacts be? 


We consider our activity beyond our lines of business. Making a positive impact means:


  • play a role in the development of the regions in which we operate
  • reduce the environmental footprint of our activities
  • provide access to energy for all
  • promote employment in the countries where we operate
  • develop the training of our employees.


1- Developing the attractiveness of regions

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ENGIE contributes to the economic and social regeneration of the territories through joint investments aimed at improving the quality of life, developing employment and making the regions more attractive.


In France :


  • 75,000 employees, corresponding to 47% of the Group’s total workforce
  • GrDF distributes to more than 9,500 municipalities (77% of the French population)
  • Storengy operates 14 gas storage sites with a capacity corresponding to approximately 20% of the country’s annual natural gas consumption
  • No. 1 supplier of green electricity in B2C
  • More than 15,000 installations with a performance-based commitment to results
  • Leader in green heat with more than 200 heating and cooling networks, representing 23.3 TWh of heat delivered, 40% of which comes from renewable energy
  • 76 facilities inject biomethane into the natural gas grid, with 714 GWh of production, which represents an annual increase of 76%
  • 370 biomass boilers


Around the world : 


  • ENGIE operates on 5 continents
  • 160,000 employees
  • €61 billion in revenues



2 - Reducing our customers’ environmental footprint

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ENGIE is the leader in the zero-carbon transition and a major player in renewable energies in France. Since 2015, the Group has reduced its CO2 emissions by more than 56%, multiplied its solar energy production capacity sixfold and increased its wind energy production capacity by 20%.


In France : 


  • No. 1 producer of wind energy
  • No. 1 producer of solar energy
  • A major player in biogas production


Around the world : 


  • 56% decrease in CO2 between 2012 and 2018
  • 93% of activities are low-carbon
  • 9 GW increase in renewable energies


3 - Access to energy for all

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ENGIE allows its customers to consume better to consume less. Through its turnkey solutions, its experts and its support for low-income households, ENGIE promotes access to renewable energies for as many people as possible and helps provide them with high energy efficiency equipment.


In France : 


By the end of 2019, more than 12,400 new heating installations had been fitted in the homes and premises of ENGIE customers, saving up to 20% in energy costs.


Around the world : 


We have invested €25 million through the ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies solidarity fund.


4 - Jobs: renewable energy, a sector full of promise

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In France :


  • 240,000 jobs should be created in the renewable energies sector by 2020.
  • The ENGIE Group alone has already hired more than 12,600 people in France in 2018, of which 4,000 were young people and more than half were on permanent contracts.
  • By 2021, the Group expects a potential volume of 10,000 job creations to meet its skills needs.
  • Beyond job creation, ENGIE promotes and develops intrapreneurship, which is a lever for action to enable employees to propose and develop concrete solutions that reconcile business and societal expectations


Around the world : 


We are investing in innovation: €182 million in research and development and €166 million in innovative start-ups.


  • In 2018: 23.3% female managers
  • In 2018: 29,700 people hired worldwide
  • 50% female managers in 2030


5 - Training, an essential driver of our transformation

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In France : 


For ENGIE, work-study programs are a way of achieving excellence in terms of access to employment. In 2018, ENGIE had 4,000 work-study employees in France, and plans to introduce 3,000 new work-study contracts by the end of 2019. The Group aims to reach the threshold of 10% of employees on work-study contracts by 2021, more than half of which will be converted into permanent contracts or fixed-term contracts.


Around the world : 


  • In 2018: 66.1% of employees received training
  • Target of 100% of employees provided with training by 2030 (80% by 2022)
  • Target of 10% of trainees on work-study contracts by 2024