Environment : companies that are more concerned about their liability

Environment : companies that are more concerned about their liability


The companies do not limit themselves to follow the rules that apply to them in environmental matters. The actions that they lead voluntarily in this field take an increasing share, as they are increasingly aware of the consequences of their activities on the state of natural resources. This responsibility, one in four now recognizes spontaneously the holding, reported Tuesday a study of the Insee.

of Their ” level of arousal “, however, remains very variable. The production of waste care far more that the decline of the biodiversity on which companies are four times less likely (3 % vs. 14 %) to estimate to have a ” strong impact or very strong.” They also feel more responsible for climate change (9 %) and water pollution (5 %).

The more concerned about their impacts operate in the sectors of energy and environment (50 %), and transportation and warehousing (49 %). The exact opposite of the service activities, where only 6 % of companies in the sector of the communication and 12 % of those in the sector of scientific and technical activities consider cause damage to the nature.

The size is about the degree of commitment

The concrete answers made to avoid, reduce and/or mitigate these damages are intended in the first place, the resources that it is not to spoil. A third of businesses with 20 or more employees surveyed by Insee suggest and implement approaches to improving their energy efficiency. They are, however, that 18 % is a call to a third-party organization to certify their approach, which would be one way to ensure a certain degree of perseverance. The same trend for the eco-products : a quarter say that they develop manufacturing, but only 8% can recommend eco-labels.

” companies of the industry are those that use the most, after those of the energy and the environment, certification “, notes the Insee. In the construction industry, the approaches adopted by the companies are called ” limited “. A trend that can be explained by the strong presence of small units in this sector.

Since the size determines the degree of commitment. The more large companies appear to be more aware of saving energy and resources. Similarly, as a general rule, the subsidiaries of groups are more “proactive” than the independent companies. Finally, the extent of the geographical area on which companies shine has little impact on their environmental initiatives.

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