History,
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Origins and development

Francis Bouygues establishes the Francis Bouygues company, specialising in industrial and construction works in the Paris region.

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Origins and development

The Francis Bouygues company sets up Stim (Société de technique immobilière), a property development subsidiary.

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The founding of France Cottages, later to become France Construction, which develops villages of grouped detached houses in the Paris suburbs.

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Bouygues buys Bâtir, a builder particularly well-established in northern France, specialised in the construction of detached houses.

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Stim, Bâtir and France Construction become subsidiaries of a new holding company called Bouygues Immobilier.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier sets up two subsidiaries: Bouygues Immobilien in Germany and Bouygues Inmobiliaria in Spain.

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Stim and Bâtir merge to form Stim Bâtir.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier is awarded ISO 9001 certification in recognition of its quality system, thus becoming the 1st developer in France to achieve this status.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier acquires Compagnie des Métiers du Commerce, specialised in shopping centre research, design and marketing.

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Origins and development

Stim Bâtir and France Construction are merged into one single brand: Bouygues Immobilier.

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Origins and development

Two new subsidiaries are created: Bouygues Imobiliária in Portugal and Bouygues Immobilier Polska Sp. z o.o. in Poland.

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Bouygues Immobilier acquires a 66% stake in H4 Valorisation (now ValPar Immo) from EDF.

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International expansion and sustainable development

ISO 9001 2000 certification is extended to cover all Bouygues Immobilier's businesses in France.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier develops its own sustainable development initiative for residential programmes called AgirVert®.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary, is founded.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier acquires Société Lyonnaise de Construction (SLC).

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CSR Commitments

The 1st in-house perception survey is carried out within Bouygues Immobilier. 67% of employees take part.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier launches its urban planning activity  in partnership with local authorities.

Creation of l'Observatoire de la Ville, a forum for reflection and exchange around the theme of tomorrow's city, which is open to all players "involved" in creating communities. This think tank looks at innovative solutions for a more sustainable city.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Habitat & Environment (H&E) certification is sought for all residential planning permission applications. Bouygues Immobilier is the 1st property developer to make such a commitment.

Bouygues Immobilier becomes a corporate sponsor/founder of la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. Located in the Palais de Chaillot in the French capital, it is the biggest centre dedicated to architecture in the world.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier acquires Blanc et Cie, a property developer based in Grenoble and a key player in that region.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier designs Green Office® Meudon, which marks the emergence of a new generation of office properties boasting unrivalled performances.

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Origins and development

The Toulouse-based property developer Urbis is bought.

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CSR Commitments

Bouygues Immobilier launches the "BI&Me" action plan to help every employee strike the right balance between their working and professional lives. Awareness-raising and training programmes are organised.

A company-wide agreement is signed on the employment and training of older workers.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Introduction of a CSR evaluation initiative: all Bouygues Immobilier's industrial partners in the residential property activity must now be evaluated according to 21 different criteria by EcoVadis, a specialist in responsible purchasing.

Creation of the Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation, which has three main objectives:

  • raising public awareness of architecture and urban planning,
  • encouraging thinking among experts about the city of tomorrow from a sustainable development standpoint,
  • promoting urban solidarity, especially strengthening the social fabric of local communities.

 

L'Observatoire de la Ville has become an action of the Foundation and the partnership signed between Bouygues Immobilier and la Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine is also an initiative of the Foundation.

The same year it became a partner of le Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris.

 

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Origins and development

Acquisition of the Grenoble-based property developer Urbiparc, which is specialised in sustainable business parks.

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CSR Commitments

Three in-house agreements are signed with social partners on the quality of life at work, gender equality and the employment of people with disabilities.

In the same year, Bouygues Immobilier bolsters its ambitious disabled-friendly initiative, whereby the company commits itself to recruiting at least ten people with disabilities over the course of the following year and to increase by 15% per year the share of its sales generated with the outsourcers from the sheltered sector.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier decides to extend BBC-Effinergie® low energy certification to all its new residential property programmes.

The head office of Banque Postale , in Paris is opened. This is the first project to be carried out under the Rehagreen® initiative, launched in 2009 by Bouygues Immobilier. Its aim is to enhance the value of existing office properties via an energy diagnosis, then rehabilitation.

At the same time, a 2nd Green Office® is designed for Nanterre, just west of Paris. Christened Spring, it enables Bouygues Immobilier to be the 1st property developer in the world to obtain BREEAM International "outstanding" certification.

Bouygues Immobilier applies its sustainable development approach to its retail parks: for example, the one at Orange les Vignes, opened in 2010, includes the biggest photovoltaic power plant incorporated into a public building in Europe.

The Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation becomes a partner of the Mediaterre  project in two cities in France, Nantes and Lille. Created by Unis-Cité, this initiative is aimed at raising awareness of daily eco-gestures among families from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, particularly helping them to reduce their electricity bills.

In the same year, it renews its corporate sponsorship agreement for another three years with la Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, thus helping it to strengthen its membership of the club of founder-partners.

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CSR Commitments

Bouygues Immobilier gets closer to gender parity: at the start of the year, the workforce is comprised of 48% women. The year before, 52% of new recruits were women.

Creation of the Disability task force within the Human Resources division: 46 volunteer employees, designated "disability officers", are responsible for facilitating internal dialogue on subjects such as recognising disabled workers, adapting work stations and adjusting working conditions to suit disabled people.

In October, all Bouygues Immobilier employees are invited to take part in the in-house survey "Well-being & Performance 2011". More than 82% of the workforce takes part in this on-line survey. In it, 93% say they are broadly satisfied to work at Bouygues Immobilier.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Thanks to its expertise in energy management, Bouygues Immobilier grows increasingly involved in sustainable urban planning , via several sustainable neighbourhood projects. At Bordeaux, south-west France, Bouygues Immobilier is for example developing the Ginko  project, which is the 1st eco-neighbourhood in France to operate with a district heating network fully powered by renewable energies.
The same year, Bouygues Immobilier delivers Green Office® Meudon, just south of Paris, which is leased to Steria and sold to Scor. This is France's 1st large-scale positive-energy office building. It comes with the 1st Energy Performance Contract (EPC) signed with a number of private companies, which guarantees full control over a building's operating costs over the long term.

At Issy-les-Moulineaux, just south of Paris, Bouygues Immobilier participates in the creation of IssyGrid®, the 1st district smartgrid project in France. Developed in partnership with the Municipality of Issy-les-Moulineaux and 9 major industrial partners, this smart grid project uses information technology to optimise the production and distribution of electricity for an entire neighbourhood.

In line with its commitment to reduce its direct carbon dioxide emissions, Bouygues Immobilier carries out the 1st complete carbon balance of its activity. The balance covers all the activities of the head office, of its regional branches and of its office and residential property worksites.

Furthermore, Bouygues Immobilier is aiming to become a player committed to developing sustainable communities : via its UrbanEra®  programme, Bouygues Immobilier aims to help local authorities with their sustainable urban planning projects. For example, in Lyon, Bouygues Immobilier is participating in the Hikari mixed use area project : this is a district self-sufficient in energy thanks to the pooling of both energy production and consumption.

Via its Corporate Foundation, Bouygues Immobilier supports the charity l’Association pour le droit à l’initiative économique  (Adie), which specialises in microcredit for people who have difficulty accessing the labour market and banking system. In this initial year, Bouygues Immobilier supported 5 micro-businesses located close to Ginko , the future eco-neighbourhood at Bordeaux Lake, and five others in Marseille, as a direct extension of the Valnaturéal eco-neighbourhood.

The Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation is bolstering its support for the Mediaterre project run by Unis-Cité. It is continuing its action in Nantes and Lille and aims to extend it to three other cities in France: Grenoble, Marseille and Bordeaux.

On 8 April, Bouygues Immobilier organises its 1st Solid’R day  event, co-ordinated with the charity Unis-Cité . In total, 82% of employees signed up for this 1st edition, making it the largest corporate community action day in France.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Organisation of the "Mix(cité), Villes en partage" exhibition at la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine , from 16 May to 15 July. This is the 1st time the results of the work of l’Observatoire de la Ville are presented to the public, using illustrations and other multimedia supports.

As part of the Mediaterre project, the Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation steps up its actions in Nantes, Lille, Marseille, Grenoble and Bordeaux and extends them to Strasbourg and Toulouse as well as to the suburbs of Paris (Drancy, Bondy, Saint-Ouen, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Aubervilliers, Montreuil, Ermont, Saint-Gratien, Villiers-le-Bel, etc.).

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International expansion and sustainable development

The Moroccan subsidiary of Bouygues Immobilier is created

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International expansion and sustainable development

Launch of Bird, the first venture capital company created by a property developer.

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Ouverture à l'international et au développement durable

Inauguration, in Issy-les-Moulineaux, of the first Nextdoor flexible and collaborative workspace.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier is awarded a “Trophée Solutions Climat” (Climate Solutions award) at the COP21 conference for Hikari, the first positive-energy mixed-use development in France.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Launch of Flexom, a connected and smart home automation service.

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International expansion and sustainable development

Bouygues Immobilier wins the contract to redevelop the railway station district of Divonne-les-Bains and to redevelop the Annemasse Etoile mixed development zone with UrbanEra®

Bouygues Immobilier réalise le futur écoquartier du quartier de la gare de Divonne-les-Bains.
International expansion and sustainable development

Green Office® Enjoy is the biggest commercial property to obtain the BBCA low-carbon building label in France.

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Origins and development

Creation of an equally-owned joint venture with AccorHotels intended to accelerate the development of Nextdoor in France and Europe.

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Origins and development

Bouygues Immobilier gets four winning entries following the ‘Invent the Grand Paris metropolitan area’ call for projects.

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CSR Commitments

Bouygues Immobilier obtains the HappyAtWork for starters label for the quality of its working conditions, as well as Top Employer France 2017 certification.

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