As the water and waste businesses are essential for the quality of life, the development of the local economy and the attractiveness of regions, our desire is to work in partnership with local authorities, industries and local people to build, together with them, solutions which respond to the many local issues.
We therefore believe that a partnership-based approach to a project is as important for its success as the economic, technical and environmental performance of the solutions implemented. It is along these lines that we ensure an honest and loyal dialogue with our stakeholders, at every level in the Group, and that we implement partnerships and governance methods that are synonymous with creation of shared value.
Similarly, as we are certain of the need for interaction between the competitiveness of companies and the vitality of regions, we actively contribute to their socio-economic development through the promotion of local companies, the dissemination of good practices in management and risk control, the creation of local jobs and professional integration of people in diffi culty.
As part of our responsibilities, we act to make access to water and sanitation operational, in both developed and developing countries. We offer local authorities our expertise in the preparation of more voluntary policies for access to water and sanitation, and we assist them on the spot, if they wish, in the implementation of specific solutions.