On September 22, 2023, Menard Asia proudly participates in Vinci Environment Day, reaffirming its commitment to environmental sustainability, specifically focusing on water conservation. As an industry leader in ground improvement and construction, Menard understands the critical importance of responsible water management in ensuring a greener and more sustainable future. This article highlights Menard’s active involvement in water infrastructure systems, initiatives to reduce plastic waste, and the voices of its dedicated country managers who share their vision for a more sustainable world.
Active Participation in Water Infrastructure Systems
Menard’s commitment to responsible water management extends throughout the Asian region, where they actively engage in various water infrastructure projects. Their efforts aim to ensure that water resources are used efficiently and not wasted. One prominent example of their commitment is the implementation of rainwater harvesting in site projects and yards. This practice allows Menard to harness rainwater as a valuable resource for construction purposes, reducing the demand for freshwater sources and promoting sustainable water use.
Reducing Plastic Waste: Lunchboxes, Stainless Mugs and Tumblers for Employees
In addition to their involvement in water infrastructure systems, Menard Indonesia has taken significant steps to minimize plastic waste. As part of their corporate responsibility initiatives, they have distributed lunchboxes and tumblers to their employees. Menard Indonesia has replaced them with stainless steel mugs and implemented a ban on single-use cups to curb the usage of plastic cups on-site further. This thoughtful initiative promotes sustainability within the organization and contributes to reducing plastic waste, which can harm ocean water quality. Menard sets an exemplary standard for responsible consumption and waste reduction by encouraging reusable containers.
Rainwater Harvesting in Construction Project
Rainwater harvesting in construction projects is a sustainable practice with numerous benefits. It conserves potable water, reduces pollution in natural water bodies, and offers cost savings. This environmentally responsible approach, which Menard Asia has implemented in site projects to optimize water sources, aligns with long-term sustainability goals.
The Voices of Menard Asia’s Management on Water Sustainability
Fahima Shahadat, the Country Manager for Menard Bangladesh, emphasizes the importance of water conservation, saying, “Let’s pledge to be stewards of water conservation, ensuring that every drop is used wisely, protecting our environment, and contributing to a sustainable future for generations to come. Together, we can build a better world, one drop at a time.” Her words highlight Menard’s commitment to long-term sustainability and the preservation of water resources.
Nguyen Thanh Tung, the Country Manager for Menard Vietnam, adds, “Water is not just a resource; it’s a lifeline for our planet. By conscientiously reducing water consumption and implementing efficient water management strategies in our construction projects, we minimize our ecological impact and unlock cost-efficiencies and operational excellence.” His statement underscores the multifaceted benefits of responsible water management, including ecological and economic advantages.
Julien Devynck, the Country Manager of Menard Cambodia, also voiced his commitment to water conservation, stating, “Together, let’s make a promise to be guardians of water conservation, valuing every droplet, safeguarding our natural surroundings, and sowing the seeds of sustainability for the generations ahead. Hand in hand, we can forge a brighter world, one drop at a time.” His inspiring words echo Menard’s collective dedication to preserving water resources and nurturing a sustainable legacy for future generations.
Xiuyuan Liu, Country Manager for Malaysia and Singapore, also mentioned during the meeting, “At Menard Malaysia and Singapore, we are always actively on the look out for potential solutions at the design stage that make use of less resources, including water, and minimize the impact on the environment that produces less spoils and CO2 emission. During this year’s Environmental Day, the team gathered to understand how water-stressed we are (more than you think) and learned simple steps to conserve water at work and home.
“At Menard Indonesia, we firmly believe that water conservation isn’t just an option; it’s a fundamental responsibility. As custodians of the environment, we are committed to implementing water-saving measures in our offices and on-site projects. Our actions reflect our dedication to sustainable practices and our role in ensuring a better future for all.” Mathias Kaminski, Menard Indonesia Director.
With each country manager sharing this common vision, Menard Asia is poised to continue leading the way in responsible corporate practices and environmental stewardship.
“Less is More Menard”: A Commitment to Resource Efficiency
Menard‘s guiding principle, “Less is More Menard,” embodies their commitment to resource efficiency, which includes water conservation. By selecting the proper techniques, ensuring good reuse practices, and minimizing waste across all their sites, yards, and offices, Menard places the reduction of water consumption at the heart of their ambition. This principle reflects Menard’s holistic approach to sustainability, where every action, no matter how small, contributes to a more eco-friendly and efficient construction industry.
“Every drop matters, and our commitment to water conservation in our projects, waste reduction, and responsible practices paves the way for a genuinely sustainable future. Our ‘Less is More Menard’ approach drives us to be ecologically responsible, fostering efficiencies and excellence. Together, we’re dedicated to creating a more sustainable world, one step at a time, for the benefit of future generations.” said Olivier Bechet, Regional Director of Menard Asia
Menard Asia‘s participation in Vinci Environment Day 2023 is a testament to their unwavering dedication to water conservation and environmental sustainability. Through active involvement in water infrastructure systems, initiatives to reduce plastic waste, and the shared vision of their country managers, Menard demonstrates that responsible corporate practices can significantly impact the environment. As Menard continues to lead the way, their commitment to conserving water resources and building a sustainable future remains steadfast.
In line with our commitment to water conservation on Vinci Environment Day, Menard Asia prioritizes sustainable water management practices as an integral part of our operations. We proudly offer eco-efficient ground improvement solutions for your construction projects, particularly in treating soft soil conditions. Our methods are cost-effective and more environmentally friendly compared to traditional piling systems. By choosing Menard Asia, you invest in high-quality ground improvement and contribute to a greener and more sustainable construction industry.