Secteur Environment Eurogroup Consulting
Environmental concerns lie at the heart of public discussions. Many operators are positioning themselves in this market: supplying new sustainable solutions to handle water footprints and waste collection-sorting-recycling-use processes, and responsibly managing natural resources in an integrated way.
The water challenge
Universal access to drinking water and good management of the water cycle (pumping, purification, treatment and retreatment, storage, supply, etc.) are a – and perhaps the – global issue of this century.
In Europe, the market is generally mature with stable or even slightly reduced water consumption per capita. The 2000 framework directive on water requires a good ecological state of water to be achieved by 2025. This tightening of environmental standards and sanitary concerns in a redeploying sector (increasing influence of operators in emerging nations) raises the question of financial resources and efficient management models for both private and public operators.
Water footprint monitoring is a recent concept that highlights the impact of modes of consumption and production. It requires the identification of common benchmarks for the measurement, assessment and reporting of water use.
The waste sector has changed radically over the last ten years and poses a major financial and environmental challenge for local authorities. Main players in the entire chain (from prevention to recycling) must now take this issue into account when designing other local policies to limit the impact on natural environments.
European regulations are changing. The assessment of the use of resources should involve four complementary criteria: the consumption of material, of course, but also of water and farmland, and greenhouse-gas emissions. A new target recycling rate should also be set for 2030.
In France, the new national programme for the prevention of waste published in August 2014 expresses ambitions related to product lifespans and reduced obsolescence, the circular economy, eco-design, and marine waste. All these area provide opportunities for growth.
Energy transition means a progressive evolution of the current energy system based mainly on non-renewables and the development of the most sustainable new energy solutions. This necessary, ambitious change involves significant opportunities and investments across the entire economy. It especially contributes to the growth of eco-activities that are playing a major role in the development of the environmental sector today: wastewater management, recycling, waste-energy production, site clean-up, the development of wind and solar power, land and water-body rehabilitation, and air pollution and noise reduction.
The major goal of the 21st Conference on Climate (COP21) held in France at the end of 2015 was to reach an international climate agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C until 2100. Civil society and private-sector operators in particular are to play a major role in the years to come by increasing their commitments to combat climate disruption.
Eurogroup Consulting was very keen to play a part in this mobilization and launched its ‘Low-Carbon Citizen’ programme, encompassing a range of initiatives to fight climate change. In this field, Eurogroup Consulting notably signed a partnership agreement with Solutions COP21 (a pioneer project to promote climate solutions related to COP21) and launched a skills sponsorship appeal to support it during the conference.
L'offre Eurogroup Consulting - Environment Eurogroup Consulting
Strategic and regulatory changes
- Analysing the impacts of regulatory changes on the business and business models of companies in the waste-treatment and recycling sector.
- Increasing the value of standard environmental trades by developing innovation projects.
- Contributing to the creation of ecological-transition strategies aimed at public operators.
- Providing support for the strategic development of business models.
Sales and marketing efficiency
- Optimising multichannel customer relations and improving sales performance.
- Improving the performance of sales information systems.
- Putting together marketing and sales roadmaps.
Transformation of organizations and deployment of information systems
- Planning and providing support for the transformation of IS departments.
- Designing and deploying initiatives to ensure the operational excellence and improve the managerial culture of companies in the sector.
- Steering ERP deployment projects and providing support for the implementation of related change.