The majority of risks related to the operation and maintenance phase are anticipated upstream, at the moment of the project’s conception. However, following-up on environmental (energy consumption and other resources, waste management) and social performance (pollution, noise, visual pollution, security and comfort for users, working conditions for maintenance personnel) ensures responsible management of the project in its entirety.
A first ESG analysis is carried out and drafted before the investment decision is taken. Some areas for improvement are defined during this analysis to favour progress in ESG practices during the construction and operation phases. Maintenance projects are therefore included in potential issues in the operation phase.
The project’s ESG analysis is updated with the responses provided by the companies responsible for the project throughout the projects’ lifecycle.