Environment and Sustainability

Sustainable construction is at the heart of our strategy and our goal of Shaping a Better Life. We are committed to design, build and operate high performance, sustainable buildings and structures which improve the quality of people’s living and working environments.


To help meet the challenges of sustainable development, Bouygues Construction Australia is supported by a global initiative called Actitudes. Actitudes defines four Key Priorities and 12 Commitments which are intended to optimise our environment, social and economic sustainability. The successful implementation of the initiative is measured against Key Performance Indicators linked to each commitment, and is monitored via our internal reporting processes.


Working in collaboration with our clients and partners, we aim to provide innovative solutions to minimise environmental impact, whilst seeking to improve the living and working environments of end users.

The Actitudes are integrated into every stage of the project life cycle, from design to operation ensuring optimisation of our processes and the creation of long term value for our customers and communities.


To anticipate and move with the dynamic changes that affect our industry, Bouygues Construction places sustainable construction at the heart of its research programs. The focus of the initiatives are energy efficient buildings, efficient resource and materials use, carbon efficiency, biodiversity, interior air quality, the eco-friendly behaviour of users and eco-design. The strategic focus on innovation will ensure we meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.


We adopt eco-design principles to reduce the environmental impact of our projects to a minimum whilst ensuring user comfort and optimising the life cycle. To align with our global target we aim to use environmental certification such as BREEAM®, LEED and HQE® on over 50% of all orders for buildings to promote this agenda.


During the construction phase, we strive to minimise the environmental impact of our projects and mitigate the impact of our work on the local community. We achieve this objective via implementation of our Environmental Management System which is accredited to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Requirements. Our Environmental Management System is underpinned by the implementation of 11 Global Environmental Standards which detail our standardised approach to managing strategic environmental risks.


We are committed to recognising excellence in environmental management as demonstrated by our Ecosite Certification Program. This program utilises an audit and assurance program to measure performance against our Global Environmental Standards. Projects are awarded a Ecosite Label when they attain a standard of excellence in environmental management.




We also align our projects with industry sustainability rating schemes. As part of the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium, Bouygues Construction Australia is delivering the Tunnel & Stations Public Private Partnership package of the Metro Tunnel Project (client: Melbourne Metro Rail Authority). CYP is committed to achieving a ‘Leading’ Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) Design & As Built Rating for the project. CYP is also committed to achieve a 5 star certified Green Building Council Australia Green Star rating for all stations. The CYP Sustainability Policy is available here.

Bouygues Construction Australia, in partnership with Lendlease, is designing and constructing NorthConnex. NorthConnex received the highest possible ISCA rating for design. In October 2016, NorthConnex was officially awarded a ‘Leading’ Design Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating, which indicates the project is achieving best practice in sustainability. NorthConnex is the first road tunnel in Australia to achieve a ‘Leading’ Design IS rating.

The Bouygues vision for sustainable neighbourhoods is defined by the program, Linkcity which creates sustainable neighbourhoods by forming synergies between its buildings and structures, and the energy flows and services that bring them to life.