Site developments at national scale can make building workers move very far from home for a long period. Rabot Dutilleul Construction, as a proof of its commitment in social and environmental responsibility, has taken action on that issue.
RABOT DUTILLEUL CONSTRUCTION implements a system to cut business trips
- Cutting work related trips for the 450 employees of the company
- The way work is assigned on the building sites in Nord-Pas-De-Calais, Champagne Ardenne, Picardie, Ile-de-France and Lorraine.
The company has developed a tool assigning workers to building sites in a consistent way. An internal software groups together all the employees’ homes according to their jobs (form setters, crane operators, masons, scrap dealers, etc.). The workers are assigned to the nearest site from their homes, according to the location of the building site.
A full-time employee controls the assignment of employees on the various building sites and optimizes the way the software is used. A performance indicator, used to establish the relationship between the distance traveled by workers and the distance to jobsites from their assigned base, is monitored each month.
A tool constantly updated
In order to limit the carbon footprint of worker trips to and from jobsites, a carpooling service has also been in place since 2010. This service is managed internally thanks to a system of ascribing coloursto workers favorable to this mode of travel. The person responsible for coordinating site crews is quickly able to identify those crew members receptive to carpooling and then decide to facilitate or favor its use. This policy is coupled with recruiting locally thanks to agencies.
Best Practice awarded in 2009 by Réseau Alliances and updated in 2015 to account for its evolution.
CONTRIBUTION TO COMPANY PERFORMANCE
- The distance between homes and building sites is reduced
- Employees gain time and they feel better; there is a reduction in road risks and road accidents, the second work accident cause in the building industry
- 22% reduction in carbon emissions from 2010 to 2014. Decrease in percentage per year : 6%, 9%, 1,1%, 7,8%
- The employees save time and work better. There is a better responsiveness on building sites
- Closer relationships between local agencies and stakeholders (customers and partners)
- Carpooling adopted by 1/3 of construction workers
- Eco-friendly transportation adopted by 23% of building site workers