10 major rental firms, OEMs and contractors join forces for new sustainability group

Ten major players in the construction industry, including rental companies, OEMs and contractors have joined forces to create a new group dedicated to making the sector more sustainable.

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Bouygues Construction, Colas, Eiffage, Haulotte, JCB, Kiloutou, Manitou Group, NGI, Salti and Volvo have already met several times over the past year to establish a structure for the Community of Sustainable Equipment Players.

The group’s name is abbreviated to CAMD (from the French name Communauté des Acteurs du Matériel Durable).

It aims to work with the construction industry’s trade federations to accelerate the environmental transformation of the construction equipment industry.

Its five key objectives are:

  • Provide practical solutions and support cross-sector projects
  • Build a knowledge base and a common decarbonisation trajectory
  • Raise the profile of the materials sector and its role in the transition of the construction industry
  • Defend, alongside the trade federations, the convictions of a sustainable industry
  • Foster a shared vision and ambition for decarbonising the industry.

It has been set up as a not-for-profit organisation. Olivier Colleau, chief executive of Kiloutou will serve as chairman. CAMD’s two vice charmen, Michel Denis and Patrick N’Kodia, are president and CEO of Manitou Group and director of transformation at Bouygues Construction respectively.

An operational committee made up of representatives from the 10 companies will monitor and implement the objectives. They will identify and lead cross-functional projects focusing on technological challenges in the industry such as energy, powertrains, carbon footprints and measurements. They will also monitor regulatory developments including the European Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), European taxonomy, and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

CAMD, which has grown out of work and discussions held to date at the Sustainable Equipment Meetings, will be active all year round.

The next Sustainable Equipment Meeting is set to be held on 24 September.


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