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Prise en compte de la biodiversité par une entreprise industrielle : le cas de Storengy

Abstract : Industrial companies, due to the nature of their activities and the land ownership of their production sites, negatively impact biodiversity. Some are beginning to integrate biodiversity conservation into their strategy as a response to societal pressures. This thesis aims to answer the following question: how can an industrial company take biodiversity conservation into account in its activities? To answer this question, we have mobilized two disciplines, management sciences and conservation sciences, in three complementary axes. Our study field was the natural gas storage company, Storengy. To understand how biodiversity conservation was addressed in the company, we conducted an ethnographic survey of its biodiversity strategy, which was established in 2010. We showed that it was associated with a hybrid institutional logic combining conservation objectives with the strategic objectives. The biodiversity manager, ecologists, the green space company and employees participated in legitimizing, framing and developing the strategy. Experiences of nature proved to be important factors in employee engagement. Finally, we outline the tensions related to the biodiversity strategy and its limited scope in the company because of the inertia of the system. To help the company in improving biodiversity on its sites, we have proposed biodiversity indicators. They make it possible to assess biodiversity issues at the territory and plot scale and, based on this, to guide the company in the management of its land estate. Finally, to understand how industrial facilities could be mobilized to improve biodiversity on a local scale, we studied several taxonomic groups (flora, butterflies and birds) present on a particular piece of equipment: gas well platforms. We showed that, in relatively intensive agricultural landscapes, gas well platforms landscaping could favor communities that are sensitive to human disturbance. This thesis improves our knowledge of how companies take biodiversity into account and the tools they can use to assess and manage biodiversity on their land and thus contribute to its conservation.
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Laura Thuillier. Prise en compte de la biodiversité par une entreprise industrielle : le cas de Storengy. Ecologie, Environnement. Museum national d'histoire naturelle - MNHN PARIS, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020MNHN0003⟩. ⟨tel-03059705⟩

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