After 3 years of constructive collaboration with the Institut de France, on 1 January 2011, the SUEZ environnement “Eau pour Tous” (Water for All) Foundation was replaced by the Fonds SUEZ initiatives, chaired by Jean-Louis Chaussade. This fund continues the Foundation’s commitments while expanding upon them. Specifically, a project dedicated to economic and social insertion through employment has been implemented, and waste management projects have been strengthened.
With a €4 million budget, both in 2011 and 2012, the Fonds SUEZ initiatives has set itself 3 priorities.
The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports projects for the development of access to essential services like drinking water, sanitation and waste management, trough partnerships with international solidarity organisations and specialized institutions in all countries. The Fonds SUEZ initiatives also accompanies humanitarian or emergency operations, namely via Aquassistance, the international solidarity organisation of voluntary personnel from SUEZ.
In France, the Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports projects aiming to integrate the most vulnerable populations. Our partner associations are fighting exclusion on all fronts: training, housing, employment, language, status…
Thanks to the introduction of specific training programmes, the networking of players and awareness campaigns among populations involved in projects, the Fonds SUEZ initiatives is making major investments to help ensure that water, sanitation and waste management services become more professional. In the innovation field, and in conjunction with the French Institute (Institut de France), the Fonds organises the "SUEZ initiatives - Institut de France Prizes". These prizes serve to reward innovative and replicable initiatives in the domains of access to essential services and social entrepreneurship in developing countries.