Implenia has set ambitious waste and recycling goals for 2025. It is making a huge effort to avoid construction waste and to reuse and recycle materials in a circular economy. Two examples show that Implenia is heading in the right direction.
Implenia’s modernised and expanded Trois Ponts surfacing plant in Ecublens is a great example of a circular economy in practice. As well as saving valuable raw materials, the plant creates less air pollution than any comparable facility in Switzerland.
Two interns have put our depots in Western Switzerland and the Upper Valais under the eco-microscope. Using a practice-based approach, they have injected new momentum into sustainability work at several Implenia sites.
Implenia is involved in several projects aimed at reducing electronic waste. As well as helping to conserve precious resources, two examples from Sweden and Germany demonstrate that these can also have a social benefit.
Implenia has come up with a novel idea for improving the sorting of recyclable materials on its construction site for a new coastal highway in Norway. And now almost all construction waste ends up in the correct container.
The World Council of Churches has called its construction project “Green Village” for good reason: Implenia is carrying out the redevelopment in Geneva in accordance with comprehensive sustainability principles.
Implenia is encouraging its employees to try new ways of doing things, and is giving them the tools and resources to do so. A “Kickbox” process is helping innovators take their ideas through to implementation.
At Implenia, climate protection is a matter for top management: CEO André Wyss is taking part in the CEO4Climate initiative, calling on politicians for ambitious climate protection measures and binding rules.
The principles of Lean Construction are proving their worth in the Modernisation business. A new online planning tool is helping Implenia avoid empty runs on its construction sites. The team around Caroline Beyerle, Roland Bamert and Henning Puhl is running a pilot project in Zurich.
The twin eight-kilometre tunnel bores between Stuttgart and Ulm set a standard for climate-friendly mobility. The project’s own sustainability report documents the successes achieved on the construction site.
In summer 2018, Implenia apprentices in the canton of Grisons helped to restore large parts of one of the longest dry-stone walls in the Alps. It proved a truly unique experience during their week-long community project.
Implenia is building the Andreasturm tower for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in Zurich-Oerlikon. The 21-storey building is a pilot project for our internal environmental concept for construction sites and is certified under the highest German sustainability standard: “DGNB Platinum”.
There is fierce competition within the construction sector for the best specialists. In this tough environment, Implenia Deutschland needs to show how attractive it is as an employer, which is why it attended 17 job fairs and staged numerous public events in 2017.
Implenia Sverige conducted its first Safety Week for staff in 2017. The centrepiece was an emergency drill conducted together with the fire department at the Johannelund construction site near Stockholm.
In a successful pilot project, Implenia conducted a detailed analysis of electricity consumption and energy-saving potential at its Mannheim depot. The first measures taken are reducing energy costs by 13,000 euros a year.
Implenia is testing out the construction site of the future at its Pont-Rouge project. A whole series of new approaches designed to make construction more efficient are being given a thorough workout in Geneva.
Implenia is piloting its new sustainability concept, “Chantier Marguerite” at the construction site for a new United Nations office building. Refugees have been hired to work on site for the first time.
Implenia is building two tunnel sections for Stockholm’s new city bypass. Work started in autumn 2016. Because the route goes through a sensitive lakeland area, Implenia Sverige has had to implement complex environmental measures.
The “Krokodil”, a timber building currently under construction by Implenia in Winterthur, is the first project to use a three-dimensional data model throughout the whole process, from the architectural competition to execution planning.