Non-financial rating

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s sustainable development initiative is monitored by non-financial rating agencies using their own indicators.

Performance reporting

To communicate its economic, social, societal and environmental performance, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT uses a reporting tool that follows Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. This body, jointly created in 1997 by the US non-governmental organisation CERES (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies) and UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme), has defined pertinent criteria to allow companies to prepare their sustainable development reports transparently and accurately.

As part of this, the “Commitments & Performance” report, published by SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT in 2010, was checked by the GRI and rated B+. This publication aims to inform all of the Group’s stakeholders about the progress accomplished in terms of its 12 commitments on sustainable development. It explains the challenges and provides quantified data.

Accurately evaluating the policies implemented

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is regularly evaluated by non-financial rating agencies. To do so, the agencies use publicly available information (official publications, information issued by stakeholders, etc.) and the Group’s responses to their questionnaires.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is now represented on the following indices:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Dow Jones Sustainability Index STOXX, global benchmarks for socially responsible investors, thanks to an evaluation conducted by the non-financial rating agency SAM.
  • Advanced Sustainable Performance Indices Eurozone and Ethibel Sustainability Indices Excellence Europe. This places the Group among the top 120 rated companies in the euro zone based on Vigeo evaluations and among the top 200 rated European companies in terms of sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • FTSE4Good Index, following an evaluation by the rating agency Ethifinance. The Group stood out for the quality of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.