Large companies invest for the climate with concrete projects

Large companies invest for the climate with concrete projects

A variety of projects implemented by
AFEP large member companies to reduce their carbon footprint

Through their action and driving power, large companies represent a major lever for providing concrete solutions that contribute to the challenge of climate neutrality. 

The Ambition 4 Climate initiative illustrates, through concrete projects, the mobilisation of AFEP’s large member companies to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout their value chains. These projects are presented with factual data and figures and show the variety of recent investment decisions with a strong potential for reproducibility. Given their characteristics, they mobilise many players and encourage the diffusion of the climate ambition among their suppliers, customers, and partners.

Press Communiqué – July 2021 : 114 low carbon project implemented by 64 companies

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PUR Project : an Agroforestry Project

Sucden is developing a community-based agroforestry project in Côte d’Ivoire with a cooperative of cocoa farmers. The goal of the project is to plant 40,000 trees over two years with 400 farmers. The main objective of the project…

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Non Melting energy project

In 2018, Verallia initiated a process to identify and activate levers for reducing the energy consumption of the industrial processes implemented at its sites (excluding melting). Identify and activate levers for reducing…

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ZEROe (Zero Emission Aircraft)

Airbus unveiled three ZEROe commercial aircraft concepts which aims to enter the market at the latest in 2035. Each of these concepts represents a different approach to achieving “Zero emission”…

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Energy decarbonisation

The project aims to reduce the share of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) in the energy mix of the company or its stakeholders.

Energy efficiency improvement

The project aims to improve the energy performance of its activities or those of its stakeholders, i.e. to reduce energy consumption for the same service provided.

Improvement of non-energy resource efficiency

The project reduces the consumption of "material or living" resources (but whose carbon intensity is significant given their need to be transformed by energy-consuming processes) of the company or its stakeholders for an identical service.

Sobriety in energy and non-energy resources

The project aims to reduce the consumption of energy or non-energy resources (but whose carbon intensity is significant) of the company or its stakeholders by changing uses or behaviour. In the end, the "service provided" is not identical; it is adjusted to a lower need.

Emission absorption

The project increases carbon sinks that sequester carbon originally stored in the atmosphere. The project can also use the carbon dioxide in an industrial process. These “negative emissions” represent an absolute and actual flow of carbon removed from the atmosphere.

Financing of low-carbon
issuers or disinvestment from carbon assets

The project reduces the carbon footprint of the company's investment portfolio by financing issuers with low-carbon activities and projects or, conversely, by disinvesting carbon assets.

Reduction of other greenhouse gases

The project aims to reduce, avoid or capture the emission of one or more greenhouse gases, other than carbon dioxide (CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6).

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T2 Energy Transition Fund

The T2 Energy Transition development capital fund offers financial products aimed at financing SMEs offering solutions to improve energy efficiency, promote the development of renewable energy…

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Décarbonation de l’énergie

Le projet vise à réduire la part des énergies fossiles (charbon, pétrole, gaz naturel) dans le mix énergétique de l’entreprise ou de ses parties prenantes.

Amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique

Le projet vise à améliorer la performance énergétique de ses activités ou de celles de ses parties prenantes, c’est-à-dire réduire la consommation d’énergie pour un service rendu identique.

Amélioration de l’efficacité en ressources non-énergétiques

Le projet réduit la consommation de ressources « matérielles ou issues du vivant » (mais dont l’intensité carbone est non-négligeable compte tenu de leur besoin de transformation par des processus consommant de l’énergie) de l’entreprise ou de ses parties prenantes pour un service rendu identique. 

Sobriété énergétique et en ressources non-énergétiques

Le projet vise à réduire la consommation d’énergie ou de ressources non-énergétiques (mais dont l’intensité carbone est non-négligeable) de l’entreprise ou de ses parties prenantes par une modification des usages ou des comportements. In fine, le « service rendu » n’est pas identique ; il est ajusté à un besoin moins élevé.

Absorption d’émissions

Le projet augmente les puits de carbone qui permettent de séquestrer du carbone initialement stocké dans l’atmosphère. Le projet peut également utiliser le dioxyde de carbone dans un processus industriel. Ces « émissions négatives » représentent un flux absolu, réel, de carbone retiré de l’atmosphère.

Financement d’émetteurs
bas-carbone ou désinvestissement d’actifs carbonés

Le projet réduit l’empreinte carbone du portefeuille d’investissement de l’entreprise par le financement d’émetteurs aux activités et projets réputés bas-carbone ou, au contraire, par le désinvestissement d’actifs carbonés.

Réduction des autres gaz à effet
de serre

Le projet vise à réduire, éviter ou capter l’émission d’un ou plusieurs gaz à effet de serre, autre(s) que le dioxyde de carbone (CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC, SF6).