Spread and share our expertise and knowledge

 

As a change of scale is necessary to implement the new eco-industrial solutions across the board, we are multiplying cooperative initiatives to encourage the development of knowledge, the transfer of skills and innovation in our businesses.

 We are committed to spreading our knowledge on the preservation of resources and protection of the environment through schools, universities and ongoing training organisations, and to supporting the development of operational training sectors designed for developing countries*. We also encourage transfers of skills for the benefit of local operators through dedicated programmes such as the Water International Knowledge Transfer Initiative (WIKTI).

Finally, we contribute to boosting research in our fields of activity through numerous partnerships with institutions and universities, in France and at an international level, in connection with our own network of research centers. We also encourage downstream innovation applied through the SUEZ Ventures investment fund, which assists in the development of young companies specialising in new water and waste technologies.

*The FONDS SUEZ INITIATIVES financed the creation, in partnership with AgroParisTech, of the international executive master IEM-OpT, a high level training course designed for future managers in the drinking water and sanitation sector in developing countries.

 

Quantitative objective

  • Train over 100 professionals and managers from water and sanitation services in developing countries.

Process objective

  • Support environmental and social initiatives in regions and increase the number of people we reach with our Sustainable Development awareness-raising campaigns (indicator: number of environmental, social or corporate responsibility partnerships). The distribution of case studies on the economic and social impacts of our activities in the regions contributes to this objective.