The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee Friday announced that Bouygues Construction, a global leader in sustainable civil engineering and real estate development, will come on board as the 15th official partner.
Bouygues Construction, headquartered in Paris, will work alongside the bid to provide innovative construction solutions, which Paris 2024 says will ensure that it is the most sustainable and environmentally managed Games in history.
The partnership was signed in Paris today by Bouygues Construction CEO Philippe Bonnave and Paris 2024 CEO Etienne Thobois. Also present were city Mayor Anne Hidalgo, IOC member Guy Drut, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Président Bernard Mounier and Valérie Barlois-Leroux – Olympic fencing champion at Atlanta 1996 and now a Bouygues Construction project director.
The joint initiative will be known as “Sustainable building with Shared innovation”, with Bouygues pledging to “help Paris 2024 build the sustainable city of tomorrow.”
Paris 2024 now has 19 major French organisations as sponsors, 15 of whom serve as official partners and four as official suppliers. All of them are international leaders in their respective businesses, and together they are committed to supporting Paris’ vision to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paris 2024 Bid CEO, Etienne Thobois said “we are very proud to welcome Bouygues Construction as Paris 2024’s 15th official partner.”
“Their know-how, expertise and that of its collaborators worldwide will reinforce our project’s strong sustainability approach and will help improve the living conditions of our population during 2024 and beyond.”
Bouygues Construction CEO, Philippe Bonnave added “the Olympic and Paralympic Games are by definition a moment of sharing, of innovation and can be a window into the positive aspects of human nature.”
“These are values at the heart of our company’s ethos and is one of the key reasons why we are so committed to supporting Paris 2024.”
Paris is competing with Los Angeles to host the 2024 Games and the winning city will be elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) September 13 in Lima, Peru.