SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT was closely involved in drawing up the Water sector contract, which was launched by various industrial operators in the sector and by representatives of the Ministries of Economic Recovery and of the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Energy in October 2013. The aim of the contract is to support and develop employment and expertise in the sector based on five priorities, namely innovation, training, funding, social inclusion, and internationalization. The strategy also includes the increase of business volumes between key accounts and small and medium sized businesses.
Lyonnaise des Eaux
As part of an unprecedented public-private partnership, Lyonnaise des Eaux, a SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT subsidiary, the Ile-de-France Region, the Yvelines General Council, and DIRECCTE* are financing an inclusion workshop intended to redevelop green spaces at the Flins-Aubergenville drinking water production facility. The aim is to provide environmental expertise training in urban environments for 12 people and therefore contribute to their integration through employment. The hiring of the employees, their management, and their training has been entrusted to Croix-Rouge Insertion-IDEMU, in partnership with local employment and inclusion organizations. The project aims at redeveloping part of the green spaces at the facility, which provides drinking water to 400,000 Ile-de-France residents, by promoting fauna and flora as well as landscape integrity. Lyonnaise des Eaux wants to improve the facility’s integration into the region by opening it to the general public.
*Regional Departments for Companies, Competition, Consumption, Labor, and Employment.