Organization and steering of the Sustainable Development policy



The Group’s Sustainable Development Department has been entrusted with the following:

  • Driving and coordinating the functional departments’ and subsidiaries’ sustainable development teams to consolidate responsible performance based on the Roadmap’s dated and quantified targets.
  • Providing suggestions from stakeholders to General Management, based on the Roadmap’s annual results and the changes in the external environment, as well as increasing, reinforcing, adjusting or supplementing existing policies.
  • Creating and implementing policies that enable access to services for everyone, in cooperation with the departments concerned.
  • Organizing and managing dialog with stakeholders.
  • Designing and rolling out societal engineering tools.
  • Anticipating emerging issues.
  • Managing the relationship with auditors and rating agencies in terms of non-financial performance, and reporting on this performance internally and externally.
  • Distributing the Sustainable Development Policy outside the Group and representing the Group on various bodies.

The strategic and operational guidance of the CSR and Sustainable Development Policies is also ensured by the following:

  • The Ethics and Sustainable Development Committee (ESDC), which consists of four directors, two of whom are independent: The Committee ensures compliance with the Group’s individual and collective values and with the rules of conduct for employees, especially ethical rules.
  • The Sustainable Development Steering Committee (SDSC): This is a cross-cutting organization facilitated by the Sustainable Development Department, which brings together SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s functional departments and the internal Sustainable Development network correspondents. It is mandated to guide, validate, and monitor all actions that are taken within the Group and its subsidiaries.
GRI Indicators
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