An innovative labelling scheme developed by ENGIE in partnership with Bureau Veritas is to be rolled out across the company’s renewable energy sites in France, bringing greater transparency to its environmental commitments.
The TED – Transition Energétique Durable (“Sustainable Energy Transition”) labelling scheme will be certified by Bureau Veritas and build on nine existing commitments made by ENGIE that include minimising damage to the immediate vicinity of green energy production facilities.
Under a rolling inspection programme, all ENGIE onshore wind and solar facilities will be certified by Bureau Veritas in June 2022, with certification to be extended to methanisation plant (methanisation is a process that produces renewable gas from organic waste) by the end of the year – with follow-up audits to be conducted in 2023 and 2024.
Catherine MacGregor, ENGIE CEO, says: “With this label, we are capitalising on our experience built over the years. Our method, open, transparent, close to the territories, will be labeled by an independent third party.
“We want to propose a unique way to develop and produce these renewable energies, integrating the specificities of the regions. All of these commitments, which go beyond regulatory requirements in France, will ultimately be the benchmark for the development and operation of ENGIE’s renewable facilities worldwide, taking into account local realities.”
Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas CEO, adds: “With a presence in 140 countries, Bureau Veritas is a world leader in audit and certification services. Leveraging our expertise in health and safety, environmental protection and human rights, we help our 400,000 clients create value by being more efficient, more methodical and more transparent in their strategy of transitioning to more sustainable activities.
“We are pleased to support ENGIE in this labelling process, which serves as a critical and foundational element in shaping trust in renewable energies.”