BESIX Group CSR is to contribute to a safer and greener planet

BESIX Group CSR is to contribute to a safer and greener planet

BESIX Group wants to contribute to a safer and greener planet and build a better place to live in. The goal is to go beyond the legal requirements in the social (People), environmental (Planet) and economic (Growth) areas, and that on a voluntary basis. As a global player the Group takes into account the specificities and the environmental requirements of each country while developing its CSR approach.

Our objective is to ensure the evolution of the BESIX Group in terms of social responsibility. We aim for the same level of excellence that characterizes our activities.

Active member of the UN Global Compact

As an active member of the United Nations Global Compact, BESIX Group supports the 10 United Nations principles relating to the respect of Human Rights, international labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

BESIX Group supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the UN. The Group wants to actively participate in the action plan for peace, humanity, the planet and prosperity of Agenda 2030. Among the 17 SDGs, the Group has identified its priorities through the following SDGs: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11.

In addition, the COP21 and COP25 on climate change and the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have made climate change a priority.Consequently, BESIX Group decided to focus mainly on SDG 13 (Measures to combat climate change) and SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production). These two SDGs are directly linked to the Group’s activities.

BESIX Group is a signatory of the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action, launched by the non-governmental organisations The Shift and WWF Belgium in October 2020. The signatory members of the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action are thereby aligning their activities with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, i.e. to limit the rise in global temperature to a maximum of 1.5°C.