We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment by taking different measures:
1. Reduce risk by cutting the amount of waste considered hazardous, minimizing impacts on how its managed, and boosting safety for people and the environment.
2. Respect the waste hierarchy as established by the Waste Directive. We minimize waste production, encourage reusing and recycling before resorting to recovery, and in turn prioritize recovery over disposal to a landfill. The main benefits of avoiding disposal to a landfill are:
3. Draw up an extended waste map that, along with the associated indicators, allows us to measure our waste management performance every year with a focus on continuous improvement.
On the map, we classify waste by business unit or area, type, frequency (regular/one-off), and origin: the waste we generate may come from production activities, maintenance operations, special operations, or could be a result of soil remediation, drilling operations, or from building and dismantling facilities.
We also classify waste as either hazardous or non-hazardous depending on certain criteria such as toxicity and flammability, and we take measures to internally manage that waste, while focusing on every phase of our work. Our priority is to minimize waste generation and reduce waste disposal at landfills by reusing and recycling it, in line with the hierarchy established in the best practices for waste.
4. Establish various lines of action, linked to the Circular Economy Package measures set out by the European Commission. Our lines of action include: