SUEZ’s social commitment

With a presence in five continents, SUEZ is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services. SUEZ provides clean water to 91 million people, sanitation services to 61 million people and waste collection services to almost 50 million people. Its social and environmental responsibility is underpinned by its economic position.

From the moment it was established in 2008, the SUEZ environnement “Water for All” Foundation, under the auspices of the Institut de France was focused on supporting initiatives aimed at improving access to basic services in the developing world.

Having gained three years of experience alongside the Institut de France, SUEZ decided to inaugurate the fonds SUEZ initiatives in January 2011. Chaired by Jean-Louis CHAUSSADE, Chairman – Founder of the Fonds and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, this endowment fund will take over the commitments and maintain the values of the Institut de France’s “Water for All” Foundation.

An endowment fund dedicated to essential services and social need

The fonds SUEZ initiatives carries out concrete actions aimed at providing access to water, sanitation, waste water treatment and waste management for vulnerable population groups in developing countries. The Fonds SUEZ initiatives supports projects aiming to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals fixed by UN member countries. In France, it is also committed to furthering the integration of populations in difficulty via employment and training.

With a budget of 4 million euros a year for 2011 and also in 2012, the fonds SUEZ initiatives has established a number of priorities:

  • Improving access to basic services – water, sanitation and waste management –  for vulnerable population groups in the developing world
  • Supporting social integration projects in France
  • Building capacities, boosting innovation and sharing experiences

The fonds SUEZ initiatives and its partners are careful to ensure that, in all projects, the conditions are favourable to achieving sustainable results and suitable solutions.

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