France is our largest market and a leader in modeling social responsibility and transparency. For example, the new headquarters, located in an area of economic development near Paris, is in a building that meets the French HQE (High Environmental Quality) eco-building requirements, including the following:
Construction involved efforts to reduce pollution related to construction sites.
The building was designed to maintain environmental performance over the long term, encourage the recycling of commercial waste, and reduce the consumption of natural resources through efficient use of energy-saving lighting, heating and cooling systems, and sensors.
The building and its surrounding land were designed to achieve harmony between buildings and their urban environment, in part by creating quality outdoor space.