Environment Awards

How did VINCI engage 67,000 of its employees to become part of its environmental performance program?

  • Environmentalfootprint
  • operationalexcellence

The context

Investor, builder & operator of buildings and infrastructure.
+200,000 employees in 120 countries.
3200 business units within 5 business divisions: VINCI Autoroutes, VINCI Concessions, VINCI Energies, Vinci Construction and VINCI Real Estate.
Turnover is close to 50 billion euros.

  • Industry: Concession and construction
  • Launch date of the system: September 2020
  • Department initiating the program: VINCI Group Environment Department

The program in a few words

In September 2020, the VINCI Group is launching an internal competition, the Environment Awards, to involve all employees in its program and reward the most innovative, replicable and environmentally impactful on-the-ground initiatives.

Since its launch, the program has helped to mobilize numerous operational entities around the world, to reduce its footprint and to accelerate the development of concrete environmental solutions.

Some key figures in October 2021:

  • 67,000 committed employees
  • More than 2,500 initiatives shared
  • 190 initiatives selected in the regions
  • 14 winning initiatives

The challenge of the Environment Department

In order to manage its environmental footprint, the VINCI Group has set itself the goal of accelerating the reduction of its impacts, the transformation of its businesses and the creation of innovative solutions by 2030. Its approach is based on three priorities: acting for the climate, optimizing resources via the circular economy and protecting natural environments.

The Group decided to involve all its employees in its approach and, in September 2020, launched an internal competition, the Environment Awards, to reward the most innovative, replicable and environmentally impactful on-the-ground initiatives.

How can the largest number of employees in more than 100 countries and from different professions be involved in this competition?

How can the value and impact of proposed initiatives be effectively collected and then evaluated?

Yumana’s solution

Yumana is supporting VINCI in the launch of the Environment Awards thanks to an innovation management software that allows the group to:

  • Organize challenges by theme, representing its 3 priority areas:

    Making climate action, Optimizing resources, Protecting natural environments

  • Collect value-added initiatives


    2539 initiatives shared.

  • Evaluate these initiatives through a dual analysis:

    The community vote and the impact rating given by experts identified within the group.


    +55,000 voters and 475 experts engaged

    With more than 190 winning initiatives, including 14 winners in October 2021, Yumana is now supporting VINCI in a second phase: their large-scale deployment.

Yumana’s scope of action

  • Digital platform
  • Audit & Audit & Redesign of programs
  • Communication & Animation
  • Team coaching
  • Programs design



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