• Sector: Energy and Utilities
  • Headquarters: France

Review summary

ENGIE submitted its 2024 Nature Notebook and Act4nature commitments to ‘It’s Now for Nature’ and met all the review criteria to be accepted into the campaign. ENGIE is part of the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) pilot to set science-based targets for nature. In 2023, ENGIE enhanced its nature analysis using the LEAP method (locate, evaluate, assess and prepare), as recommended by the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). 

Reviewed April 2024

  • In its Nature Notebook, ENGIE presents its process to identify and assess impacts, dependencies, risks and opportunities on nature. 
  • The assessment is conducted across all ENGIE’s activities such as thermal power plants, renewable energy, gas infrastructures, and desalination.

  • ENGIE has defined several objectives to reduce its impact on nature. The biodiversity objectives and targets set out in the commitments can be broken down into six areas: global nature objectives, water objectives, forest objectives (biomass), air pollution objectives, waste objectives, and biodiversity objectives. 
  • For example, a waste objective is the “Reduction in the quantity of hazardous waste disposed of vs 2017 (386,783 metric tons)”.

  • ENGIE has a 2023-2025 Action Plan influenced by European and international reporting criteria and guidance, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), the Biodiversity Plan, TNFD, and SBTN.

  • The nature strategy is rolled out from the highest level of the company to operating entities through policies, objectives and the monitoring of action plans. 
  • Performance monitoring is carried out through annual reporting, internal control and the presentation of results to the Executive Committee and to the relevant Committees of the Board of Directors.