The Group’s salary policy is based on 3 ethical principles:
As part of its diversity policy, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is committed to equal pay for men and women. It has rolled out tools to identify pay discrepancies for equivalent responsibilities, experience and performance. All salary terms and associated benefits continue to apply for absences of 4 months or less.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT gives its employees the opportunity to be more engaged in the Group’s growth and performance. In 2009, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT implemented an ambitious Free share plan after the Group’s initial public offering in July 2008. This plan gave employees around the world 30 shares each in SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. In 2011, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT launched SHARING, its first stock offering reserved for its employees in France and abroad. SHARING 2011 is aimed at more than 76,000 employees in 19 countries: Belgium, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.