Investment to protect the environment was down slightly in 2014
In 2014, industrial establishments employing 20 or more employees spent €1.6 billion on investments or studies to protect the environment. This amount was down slightly compared to 2013. The energy, agrifood industry and chemicals sectors, with activities which are more likely to affect the environment, contributed nearly 60% to this expenditure. More than a third of the amount invested was intended to protect air quality or limit greenhouse gas emissions.