05/06/2020 - CommitmentsWe celebrate today the World Environment Day (WED). This year’s motto “It’s Time #For Nature” is a global call for biodiversity. With one million animal and plant species facing extinction, the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) made it one of its major priorities and calls for action by governments, citizens and companies.
Assessing the risks associated with our businessAppropriate action plans require an accurate risk assessment beforehand. With this in mind, studies have been conducted over the last few years at the main Vallourec sites to verify the absence of impact of our activities on biodiversity.
Implementing preventing measures and raising awareness: in BrazilMeasures to preserve biodiversity have been put in place for several years, primarily in Brazil and Indonesia. Species present in these zones have been counted and listed and the awareness of employees (as well as residents adjacent to each site) has been increased.
Implementing preventing measures and raising awareness: in IndonesiaIn Indonesia, in PT Citra Tubindo, in association with “Batam Botanical Garden” (BBG), has been planting trees, specifically fruit trees, and has maintained a mangrove close to the facilities.
Implementing preventing measures and raising awareness: in FranceIn France, Aulnoye-Aymeries, an impact study of the area was launched in 2017, with a specialized provider in and around this site which has several plants and is located close to classified natural spaces, a space belonging to the Natura 2000 network, and listed natural heritage areas.