At ENGIE, we are committed to upholding the highest standards in the implementation of our renewable projects. In 2022, the ENGIE Group introduced the Sustainable Energy Label to expedite the development of renewable energies and foster the acceptance and integration of projects promoting a Just energy transition.

In India we are actively pursuing this certification to attain the label by the end of 2024, demonstrating our dedication to sustainable energy practices and advancing the goals of a Just energy transition.

Read more to find out what is the Sustainable Energy Transition label.

Renewable projects represent a crucial solution in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, offering tangible pathways toward sustainability. To ensure accurate accounting and methodologies for calculating these emissions reductions, ENGIE has collaborated with ENGIE Impact to develop a well-defined methodology called Declic. This rigorous approach ensures that the avoided emissions from our renewable projects are accurately measured and accounted for, reinforcing our commitment to transparency and accountability in combating climate change.

To better understand our methodology please read here.

In February 2020, the Group defined 19 new objectives for 2030. These objectives are fully in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 set by the United Nations. ENGIE is committed to executing ethical and sustainable operations through careful consideration of human rights, communities, and the environment.

ENGIE India’s Commitment to Empowering Youth

ENGIE India’s Commitment to Empowering Youth through skill development and job opportunities

  • ENGIE in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC), embarked on a significant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in 2022 aimed at training and upskilling 600 young individuals as solar module technicians.
  • This year, the culmination of these efforts saw approximately 450 students successfully placed in various roles within the renewable energy sector. To celebrate this achievement and provide further opportunities, ENGIE organized a Felicitation Ceremony and job fair in collaboration with industry partners like Sterling and Wilson and Mahindra Teqo. During the ceremony, certificates were awarded to graduates of the solar module technician program, offering them a gateway to employment in nearby locations.
  • With 17 projects across India, ENGIE ensures that 80% of its workforce comprises local residents, demonstrating a holistic approach to community empowerment and sustainable development.

Here are some of the initiatives that we undertake:

  • Installation of RO system
  • Aligned with SDG 6: Water filtration devices were installed in Tamil Nadu that provide 50 litres of clean drinking water to the people
  • Installation of solar LED streetlights
  • Aligned with SDG 7: To improve the quality of life in the rural community of Telangana, ENGIE installed solar-powered lights on village roads
Guided by its raison d’être “to act to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy”, ENGIE continues to implement its strategies to become the leader in the carbon-neutral transition.
Guided by its raison d’être “to act to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy”, ENGIE continues to implement its strategies to become the leader in the carbon-neutral transition.
  • Tree plantation – Aligned with SDG 15: 500 tree saplings were planted on all solar sites across India. This will offset 10,885Kg CO2 emissions annually
  • School infrastructure support – Aligned with SDG 4: Supported 8 low-income primary schools with desks, benches, tube lights, cupboards, ceiling lights, fans, and water purifiers
  • Covid care support – Aligned with SDG 3: The HSE team took multiple sessions to create awareness about the Covid-19 virus. ENGIE distributed ration packs in villages, and PPE kits and other covid care kits to local medical centres in Tamil Nadu