SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is committed to building growth with the full participation of its stakeholders. To do so, in 2007, the Group set up a unique consultation mechanism known as the Stakeholder Sessions.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT strongly believes in the “human right to water and sanitation”, and welcomes the decision made by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 July 2010 to recognise access to drinking water and sanitation as being a fundamental human right.
The Group is also fully behind the Millennium Development Goals, a resolution adopted in September 2000 by the member states of the UN, which seeks among other things to halve the number of people without access to drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.
As such, since 1990, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has worked towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals through its partnerships with local authorities, by working in the southern hemisphere to provide:
In the northern hemisphere as well as in the south, the Group is involved in facilitating access to water and sanitation for all: through the deployment of the Water For All programme, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has used its operational expertise in the implementation of innovative solutions, adapted to the particular regional situation and co-developed with the populations concerned and the local authorities.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT encourages the establishment of innovative public-private partnerships which enlist the help of local stakeholders to find suitable solutions to the challenges and problems they face.
The Group also facilitates dialogue around water and sanitation issues. It holds regular consultation meetings to improve corporate strategy so that it can meet the expectations of civil society.