We Act Now

Environmental Sustainability is no longer a matter of choice, but a social responsibility.

Now, more than ever, we are concentrating on integrating sustainable systems into every level of our business so that we can lead the way in environmental best practice.


Our Responsibilty

At March, we believe a sustainable future relies upon decarbonisation and access to clean water, air, soils, and a diverse ecosystem. As such it is our responsibility to:

  • Reduce our emissions
  • Adapt to the impacts of climate change
  • Ensure the economic use of natural resources
  • Prioritise procurement of materials from sustainable sources
  • Prevent the waste of materials, resources, and energy
  • Manage waste products arising from our activities in accordance with the waste hierarchy
  • Encourage the innovation of new sustainable practices and services

Our Environmental Initiatives

At March, we utilise a range of environmental initiatives to monitor and reduce our carbon activity including:

  • Carbon budgets developed at tender time based on the EFFC Carbon Calculator, a tool which allows our teams to compare the embedded carbon of different pile solutions. These budgets set a benchmark to our site teams to better and ensure all our sites are pushing to improve their carbon footprints.
  • #GreenisGreat initiative – we encourage our employees to propose new ways in which the business can reduce its environmental impact through carbon and energy initiatives.
  • EXEGY – Exegy is a section within the Soletanche Bachy materials technical department tasked with specialising in working with local concrete suppliers to identify alternative binders and develop low-carbon concrete mixes. With the support of these dedicated experts, March regularly work with our concrete supply chain to develop several high cement replacement mix designs that have the ability to offer a reduction in CO2 of between 30 and 50% compared with regular Portland cement-based mixes.
  • Ecotricity NZ – All our fixed premises are powered by 100% renewable energy sourced through our partnership with Ecotricity NZ. 

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Talk to one of our technical experts on how we can assist you with your geotechnical or water infrastructure needs

Group history

In the begining ....
  • 2000 Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah projects in Dubai

    Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah projects in Dubai: 135 million cubic metres of soil treated by vibro-flotation

  • 2009 Soletanche Freyssinet is founded

    Soletanche Freyssinet is founded, bringing together Soletanche Bachy, Menard, Terre Armée, Freyssinet, Nuvia and today Sixense

  • 2012 West Island Line, subway (Hong Kong)

    West Island Line, subway (Hong Kong): Deployment of a Tunnel Dismantling Machine (TDM), specially built by Bessac, which enables the dismantling of an existing tunnel

  • 2015 Hydrofraise

    Design and manufacture of the Hydrofraise® with grabs. A solution for deep excavation in very hard rock (resistance greater than 100MPa)

  • 2017 Hong Kong international airport

    Third runway at Hong Kong international airport: the world’s biggest Soil Mixing operation to date.

    HONG KONG Legend 3

  • 2018 Grand Paris Express

    Grand Paris Express (France): World record for the installation of a CWS® joint at a depth of 74 meters.

To be continued....