Tackling challenges and achieving our goals

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s activities are at the heart of major sustainable development challenges.
These activities meet people’s essential living and health requirements while also preserving resources and protecting the environment.

The controlled management of water and waste cycles is a major factor in sustainable urban development policies, which are intended to minimize the environmental impact of the rapid growth in the world’s population.

Waste revovery and waste water re-use are trademarks of the circular economy, where the aim is to preserve natural resources by optimizing their use.

The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as part of the treatment and recovery of waste contributes to combating climate change, while the controlled management of water and waste cycles contributes to protecting and restoring ecosystems.

The management of facilities’ assets reduces their impact on ecosystems; this management is the basis for developing restoration solutions to protect biodiversity.

In order to meet social aspirations, the Group enters into committed partnerships with customers and stakeholders and implements new governance methods.

Water and Waste activities, which have deep local roots, contribute to the momentum of the regions by sharing value with local companies and creating jobs.

The Sustainable Development Policy is the driving force for changing SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s activities.
Sustainable development, which is an essential component of the Group’s strategy, is also a major innovation and differentiation factor, which contributes to its success and development.

To meet its customers’ requirements, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is developing innovative solutions to preserve resources, promote services’ energy efficiency, generate sources of alternative energy, as well as to improve the population’s living conditions.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is introducing new governance methods based on dialog and co-creating solutions to establish new contractual relationships to meet its customers’ and partners’ requirements and aspirations as closely as possible.

To encourage the transition towards a more sustainable and socially inclusive economy, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is working on access to drinking water and sanitation for the greatest possible number of people; the Group is also transferring knowledge and expertise in managing the water and waste cycles.

The Roadmap is a guidance tool for achieving the goals of this policy.
It provides a purpose and a framework for the policy by setting priorities and commitments that come with specific targets. The first Sustainable Development Roadmap, which covered the period from 2008 to 2012, sparked significant progress. The second Roadmap, which covers the period from 2012 to 2016, is in keeping with the same guidelines but includes a more integrated and participatory approach, as well as more ambitious targets, including the following:

  • Emphasizing customers’ satisfaction and meeting their expectations: The aim is to help the Group’s customers to become economic and environmental performance leaders by offering them appropriate services and including them in designing solutions.
  • Strengthening social and societal commitments: The aim is to increase employees’ committment so that they become involved in transforming the activities and make a greater contribution to the regions’ attractiveness through driving local economies.
  • Promoting an approach based on consultation and coconstruction: After drawing up the new Roadmap jointly with the company’s representatives and partners, the aim is to make co-construction with stakeholders its implementation focal point.
GRI Indicators
4.16 — DMA PR — PR5 — S01