To steer the roll-out of its environmental, social, and societal initiatives, manage the related risks, and encourage communications with stakeholders, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT committed to introducing a specific reporting system for these areas in 2003. This system was developed on the basis of recommendations arising from the work performed at international discussion forums like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). It specifically covers all the information required by Article 225 of the French Law of 12 July 2010 regarding the national commitment to the environment, which is known as the “Grenelle II” Act – Article R. 225102-1 of the French Commercial Code, and by its Application Decree of 24 April 2012.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT operates very different businesses that span a wide variety of contractual forms in the Water and Waste sectors, and are illustrated via the implementation of very diverse operating models across several thousand sites throughout the world. In addition to the constant change in the Group’s operating scope, this very wide range of situations makes determining and stabilizing relevant indicators as well as gathering and calculating statistical data particularly complex. Accordingly, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has been pursuing its efforts to obtain increasingly reliable data audited by third parties since 2003. The aim is to make this non-financial reporting process an increasingly effective guidance tool for supporting the aims of the Group’s Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap, as well as a tool used in discussions regarding the ongoing improvement of its non-financial performance.