Environment and biodiversity

  • Compost, a natural fertilizer from biological waste treatment

    Terralys specialises in converting waste to compost. A result of the decomposition of organic materials, compost is a high-quality, natural and green fertilizer.

     
  • Des forêts et des Hommes [Forests and Man], the latest work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    As a donor-member of the GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, SUEZ is supporting the publication of his latest book, Des Forêts et des Hommes.

     
  • Visit the Océanopolis website

    Located at Brest, the Océanopolis center is dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of ocean conservation.

     
  • Visit the GoodPlanet Foundation website

    GoodPlanet, a recognized public charitable foundation chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, seeks to raise public awareness of environmental issues.

     
As a company committed to environmental protection, SUEZ environnement supports projects aimed at protecting ecosystems and biodiversity as well as educating the public on these issues.

Protecting endangered species

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.

Protecting biodiversity by building public awareness

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.

 

Making the environment a daily priority

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.