2021 ESSENTIALS

Activity report

Who we are

Your transport partner

Despite the extraordinary conditions created by the health crisis, our operational teams have quickly mobilized and adjusted to ensure the continuation of our rail transport service. this is the motivation behind ETF’s ambition to make a difference for its clients and users.

I01What we do

OUR KEY DATA

As part of VINCI Construction, ETF designs, builds and maintains the national, private or urban railway networks on a daily basis.

Our mission is to develop safe and rapid rail mobility for people and regions. We bring proximity and expertise together to position ourselves as a 360º partner in rail transport projects.

Key data

ETF TURNOVER

€426M

ORDERS POSITION 2021

€893M

REPLACEMENT VALUE OF EQUIPMENT

€475M

EMPLOYEES WORLDWIDE

3,226

Turnover allocation

I02What we do

OUR PROJECT AREAS

ETF has expertise in the areas of design, construction, maintenance and service, enabling it to be involved at each phase of projects and make complete and inclusive proposals to its clients.

Through its skills and know-how, ETF operates on its own or in collaboration in the national, urban and private railway networks.

CATENARY WORKS

Design of the plans in the design office, construction of the catenaries, maintenance, regeneration of lines, electrical protection of the worksites, etc. A specialized entity in ETF is dedicated to these projects, an expert advisor for all types of electric traction lines.

Panama

TRACK WORKS

ETF manages all the construction, modernization and management works of the railway networks. This expertise and know-how are supported by regional and international divisions, major projects management and significant range of equipment.

France

RAILWAY CIVIL ENGINEERING AND SIGNALING

In order to provide a global approach to rail works, we deal with the concreting of ditches, crossings under tracks, construction of passenger platforms, building of tracks over ditches, paving foundation work, and all other installations.

Sénégal

RAIL SAFETY

Through its dedicated brand, Feroway®, ETF designs complete rail safety systems, from the preparation of the works to hauling the equipment and securing the worksites.

Where we operate

ETF ACROSS THE WORLD

Besides an important regional network in France, ETF has also developed numerous installations throughout the world to support countries in the development of their railway networks.

All our locations

Canada

The Rail Cantech teams are working with the KEV (Kiewit, Eurocia, VINCI) group to build the East (12km) and West (15 km) railway extensions of the Confederation line to Ottawa. After having begun the installation of the railway systems for the maintenance and storage centre (Garage Cote Vertu) of the Montreal underground, it is a great victory for our Canadian branch which is firmly strengthening its urban expertise.

Chile

In Santiago, the OFC teams, ETF’s Chilean subsidiary, constructed the railway system for the new depot “Vespucio Norte” on line 2 of the Santiago underground. With 10 tracks of 140 linear meters, 13 switches and crossings, a workshop beam and a walkway, it will be officially operational in May 2021.

Uganda

In Uganda, the Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, attended the start of restoration works of 375 km of rail tracks between Tororo and Gulu. To complete this project, ETF and its partner Sofea-Satom (Vinci Construction) are recruiting and training operatives in the villages through which the railway line runs.

Egypt

The ETF teams have concluded phase 4B at the worksite of the extension of line 3 in Cairo after more than two years of work. This consists of an extension of 8.5 km and the construction of the biggest depot in Egypt. Now phase 3 is underway which will result in the termination of these works that began some 10 years ago.

Poland

Germany

Eurovia has acquired the German company AGT (Allgemeine Gleis-und Tiefbau-Bauunternehmung) GmbH, which joins ETF, its rail subsidiary. This acquisition strengthens the ETF’s positioning in Germany as regards the construction and maintenance of rail infrastructures in a dynamic market.

Luxembourg

Belgium

€82M

International turnover

france

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I01Our commitments

GUARANTEEING SAFETY ON OUR SITES

PIn partnership with our clients, ETF is committed to a responsible approach to risk prevention. A wholly successful worksite is an accident-free worksite.

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Training hours devoted to accident prevention and safety

18,447 hours

A CULTURE OF STRONG ON SAFETY AND ADAPTED TO ITS ACTIVITIES

At ETF, prevention is placed at the heart of production. We unite all our employees around a safety culture based on an action plan to eradicate our major risks. We are adapting our techniques, equipment and methods to make them safer and more reliable.

2020, ETF ACTED TO GUARANTEE THE CONTINUITY OF RAIL TRANSPORT SERVICES

Despite the extraordinary conditions created by the health crisis, ETF and its teams have been able to adapt by establishing new working methods and new protocols. Activities could continue without jeopardizing the health of its employees and stakeholders.

I02Our commitments

TO PROMOTE GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Whether for the planet or for our partners, ETF is committed to being a top environmental player.

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Our aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030

40%

SIGNING UP TO A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH

Rail transport is considered one of the most efficient modes of land transport from an energy and environmental viewpoint. ETF wishes to be part of this dynamic movement by improving its practices day by day, training its employees, recycling 30% of its ballast in the circular economy, and investing in equipment that reduces its energy consumption.

SUPPORTING VINCI IN ITS CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2050 OBJECTIVE

This commitment will be supported by the development of an operational culture which will make the environment a genuine value proposition for all our stakeholders.

I03Our commitments

PROMOTING INCLUSIVE GROWTH

Besides supporting countries’ railway development, ETF is committed to act responsibly in all the employment catchment areas where it works.

Key data

Rate of workplace feminization

10%

Hours of training provided by ETF Academy

31,000 hours

Number of employees under 40

60%

BEING A PLAYER IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

We value the impact of our activities on the local economic fabric by recruiting staff through, integration contracts, worksite long term and occasionally short term contracts, and by training teams on site.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We implement a policy aimed at combating all forms of discrimination in the employment, working relationships, and in the career development of our staff. ETF and VINCI are committed to increasing the number of women in management positions and to integrating people with disabilities into the company.

SUSTAINABLE CAREER PATHS

We support the improvement of the skills of our employees at our in-house training centre, ETF Academy, and are committed to promoting professional mobility.

I04Our commitments

Respecting ethical principles

Our performance only makes sense if it is done responsibly.

Throughout the world, we are committed to fully respecting the Ethics and Behaviour Charter issued by the VINCI group.

We take care to behave with integrity, and in an exemplary manner, towards our employees, customers and stakeholders. Ethics and responsibility are therefore at the heart of our values.

I05Our commitments

INNOVATING FOR TOMORROW’S CHALLENGES

We work together for continuous improvement that will meet the challenges of railroad mobility.

Key data

Innovative projects developed in 2020

12

Scientific publications in 2020

4

An essential source of competitiveness, ETF supports and accompanies its employees in innovation, from its research and development to its implementation. Innovation culture is not an individual or centralized subject, it is organized around field experiments where each person is integrated and takes a legitimate part in solving everyday problems.

 

it is through material innovations that our Technical Department improves the security and working conditions of our employees at the same time as it preserves the environmental impact. It also anticipates the skills of tomorrow through the use of BIM in our operations from the supply to the commissioning phase of our works.

Our values

A STRONG CORPORATE CULTURE

ETF’s DNA is made up of 6 values ​​shared by all of the company’s men and women. They guide us on a daily basis in our actions and ambitions.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

PREVENTION

TEAM SPIRIT

RESPONSIBLE PERFORMANCE

INNOVATION

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Horizon

PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIC VISION

Despite the extraordinary conditions created by the health crisis, ETF has been able to adapt and quickly mobilize to relaunch its activity while at the same time preserving the health of its employees. At the peak of the crisis, our teams were hard at work ensuring the continuity of public services. We are proud to have responded positively to every one of our clients’ requests.

Arising from this operational and commercial performance, ETF’s turnover was 426 million euros at the end of 2020, close to our initial objective set before the onset of Covid-19. Achieving an ever more continuous and complex global performance remains key.

  • It starts with our health and safety policy, concentrating on the prevention of major risks which are the use of the machinery, railway and road risks.
  • This performance is also environmental by taking action on our consumption, promoting the circular economy and the preservation of natural habitats.
  • It also impacts on the diversity and equal opportunities of our employees and their career paths, namely via the ETF Academy which supports them as the sector changes.
  • It is also open to those who are experiencing difficulties in finding work as, for example, at the Grand Paris worksites where, from the start of 2021, some sixty people have been recruited and trained in occupations related to railway works.

In order to better serve our clients, we have strengthened our organization around our three pillars: Major Projects, the International sector, and regional and specialized activities. Our organization is fully committed to the objectives of the Eurovia France division of the new VINCI Construction hub.

More than ever, our ambition is to become the leading player in our increasingly integrated undertakings and to position ourselves in the complex operations of design-implementation.