Bouygues S.A. (French pronunciation: [bwig]) is an industrial group headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue chip in the CAC 40 stock market index. The company was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In 2017 it had over 115,950 employees in 90 countries, generating €32.9 billion in revenue.
The group specialises in construction (Colas Group and Bouygues Construction), real estate development (Bouygues Immobilier), media (TF1 Group), and telecommunications (Bouygues Telecom).
In 2014, consecutively to Alstom’s cession of its Energy activities to General Electric, Bouygues granted a call option to the French government allowing it to acquire a maximum of 20% of Alstom, currently owned by the group.
Telecom/media services and new construction businesses (construction, roads, buildings, etc.)
Bouygues Construction (100% share): construction, public works, energy & services, with a presence in 80 countries worldwide
Colas group (96.6% share): roadworks, construction, railways and maintenance
Bouygues Immobilier (100% share): residential, corporate, commercial and hotel real estate and urban development, property development
Since 2006, Bouygues has participated in the United Nations Global Compact The group sponsors The Shift Project think tank, with several other companies such as EDF, BNP Paribas or Saint-Gobain, which promotes sustainable economic development.
Bouygues focuses its patronage on education, social issues and medical research. Each subsidiary supports its own foundation:
The Francis Bouygues Foundation sponsors deserving high school students with a scholarship.
Terre Plurielle, Bouygues Construction’s foundation, grants financial support to projects selected by employees. These projects concern access to health, education, and the social insertion of people facing major difficulties.
The Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation created in 2009 aims at raising awareness about the need of sustainable construction and urban planning.
The Colas Foundation supports contemporary arts through the acquisition of paintings.
The TF1 Foundation helps young talents from underprivileged neighbourhoods to succeed in the broadcasting sector.
The Bouygues Telecom Foundation is committed to environmental protection, helping people in social or medical difficulty, and promoting the French language.
Between 2009 and 2011, Bouygues S.A. was illegally employing workers from Poland and Romania exposing them to inhuman working conditions at the construction site of the Flamanville nuclear power plant in Normandy, France. The company was later condemned for their practices before the court in Cherbourg and was ordered to pay sanctions.
^Colas became a direct subsidiary of Bouygues in 2000, after a share swap made Bouygues the direct owner
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