SUEZ has embarked on a partnership policy with recognised institutions and organisations. Under this policy the Group participates in initiatives designed to conserve endangered species and ecosystems and to evaluate and monitor biological diversity.
In this regard, in 2008 SUEZ entered a 5-year partnership with Océanopolis Brest, an ocean and marine biodiversity discovery park. The park is an active participant in work related to this theme, through the Strategic Guidelines Committee of the Foundation for Research in Biodiversity (fr) and as a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In connection with the partnership with Océanopolis Brest, and with the support of the Ministry of Sustainable Development (fr), SUEZ helped create the “Heros of Biodiversity” short programs produced by Allain Bougrain-Dubourg. Aired on France 2 and France 3 in 2010, they highlighted the alarming situation of a given species and the exemplary work being carried out to preserve it.
SUEZ is convinced of the need to explain sustainable development and environmental issues. To enlist universal support, the Group has created the Sustainable developement and me website. On the website, users can find educational content, test their knowledge using entertaining quizzes, and learn how to behave as true eco-citizens.
Last but not least, SUEZ is a member and benefactor of the Goodplanet Foundation. Chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the foundation is devoted mainly to raising public awareness of ecological and environmental issues.
This policy includes several actions such as presenting the “6 Billion Others” exhibit in France and around the world. In 2010, SUEZ provided 60,000 French schools with an educational exhibit on water.
The GoodPlanet Junior Project educates children aged 8 to 15 on the environment and sustainable development during the holidays.