We have spoken publicly*, directly or through professional organisations, in favour of Resolution 64/292 on the “Fundamental right to water and sanitation” adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in July 2010. We assist local authorities in the operational implementation of this right, in developed and developing countries.
The Group is committed to offering its experience to the authorities to perform a diagnosis of access to essential water and sanitation services as well as an evaluation of the social impacts of the pricing structure. It then proposes potential corrective measures, for example, in the case of pricing, providing access to water for all households.
Through the FONDS SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT INITIATIVES, the Group is also directly involved in social integration actions and in projects which promote access to essential services in developing countries. This commitment to welfare of the Group goes hand in hand with that of its employees through the organisation Aquassistance, which voluntarily offers its skills and material resources to people in diffi culty in the areas of water, environment and waste.
Through these diverse actions, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s intention is to contribute to one of the Millennium Goals, adopted by the United Nations in 2000, which aim to reduce the proportion of people without access to drinking water or sanitation by half by 2015.