In Strasbourg, Eiffage Construction promotes professional integration and the circular economy with "FOCALE"

In Strasbourg, Eiffage Construction promotes professional integration and the circular economy with

Supported by La Maison de l'Emploi, the FOCALE programme helps people in difficulty to return to work, with a target of 400 beneficiaries by 2022. Our teams at Eiffage Construction in Alsace are among the dozen or so companies - along with training, association and institutional partners - that are involved in professional integration: in the NeuhofMeinau priority neighbourhood, it is on our 338-unit renovation site "Cité Reuss" that the hours of work are carried out.

This initiative meets a twofold social and environmental challenge: not only does it contribute to the employment of people who are far from it, but it is also an integral part of our approach to sustainable development because the tasks entrusted to us are directly linked to the circular economy.

"With Focale and the implementation of paid à la carte activities, we offer a public that is extremely far from employment the possibility of working on our sites for activities that we would not do if we did not have access to integration hours", explains Pierre Schruoffeneger, director of the Eiffage Construction Alsace site.

In concrete terms, during the renovation of these 338 homes for the social landlord Ophéa :

  •     the materials of 3,500 windows were recycled by separating the glass and PVC from the frames, which represents :
    • 60 tonnes of PVC and 33 tonnes of glass recovered,
    • the equivalent of 83 tonnes of CO2 saved.
  •     30 tonnes of wood were recycled.

It is thanks to the work of two people one day a week for two years with rotating teams every two months that this circular economy was possible.

"Without these pay-as-you-go hours we would not have recycled this waste that is considered to be final. We are offering work and we are doing something for the planet," says Pierre Schruoffeneger.

Since then, Eiffage Construction has launched similar operations on other of its sites in Colmar and Saverne.

Congratulations to the teams for this great initiative!
Source of verbatims : Journal des entreprises