Indicators and certifications
For several years, Colas has used performance indicators to evaluate the Group's level of involvement in terms of our Responsible Development challenge. Measurement tools are essential for managing actions and objectives; they allow us to monitor our performance and evaluate the efficiency of our actions relative to our objectives. This is what we hope to achieve by using performance indicators.
The indicators endeavor to reply to the following criteria:
- Materiality: indicators must relate to real, concrete extra-financial issues in the Group. They must be observable and measureable;
- Reliability: they must be measurable with precise accuracy (more accurately that their annual variation); the data must be collected and controlled according to strict procedures
- Cross-disciplinary, Group-wide relevance: the indicators must be applicable throughout the Group’s different lines of business.
- Simplicity: the indicators must be simple to calculate, irrespective of the Group business unit involved.
An indicator is a compromise between these criteria; compliance with the last two criteria is not always possible; however compliance with the first two is mandatory.
The following list of indicators is not exhaustive (refer primarily to the HR section for other indicators) but it provides a clear picture of the indicators implemented by the Colas Group:
- Certification indicators:
- Quality certification rate
- Environmental certification rate
- Health and safety
- Road safety
- Warm mix rate
- Recycling indicators
- Quantity and rate of recycled materials
- Quantity and rate of recycled hot mix at asphalt plants
- Carbon footprint
- Carbon savings
- Local dialogue