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Socially responsible investment

Our ambition to be the world leader in the sustainable management of resources is underpinned by our wish to be assessed according to our global performance: operational and financial, but also environmental, social and societal, and with the distribution of profits to all stakeholders involved.

Rating

We are part of the most  prestigious extra-financial indexes

Since the beginning , we have emerged as the leader in the sector according to extra-financial rating agencies, and we figure in the most prestigious rating indexes. 

These ratings allow us to inform our stakeholders of our CSR performance, but they are also essential tools in determining the company’s strategic direction.
In 2017, for the ninth consecutive year, we were selected by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which recognises the highest performing companies worldwide in terms of social and environmental responsibility. The distinction our good results particularly in our social and environmental reporting, our commitment to our stakeholders and our environment and climate strategy.

The extra-financial ratings agency Vigeo also ranked us top company in the Waste & Water Utilities sector. The Group was ranked "Best in class" in the fields of Environment, Human Resources, Societal Commitment and Market Behaviour.

In its report "Out Of The Starting Blocks: Tracking Progress On Corporate Climate Action", the global not-for-profit charity CDP included SUEZ in its 2017 Climate Change A list. We are the only French company in the utilities sector to be recognized as a major player in the fight against climate change.

SUEZ’s rating by extra-financial agencies

Risk management

Major strengths to rise to the challenges of the resource revolution

Population growth and urbanization, climate change, the digital revolution and the new societal aspirations has produced, four major challenges, that have changed the outlook for SUEZ’s activities. We have some major strengths to take up these new challenges. As committed precursor to the circular economy, we have positioned ourselves with the tenets of sustainable development and an approach based on partnerships at the heart of our strategy.
The value chain

Our  value is adapting to the circular economy

The transformation of our activities is enabling us to market new solutions for the resource revolution, working to support the environmental transition of regions all over the planet. We also help our customers to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. Waste can replace fossil fuels, can generate green energy or be recycled as secondary raw materials.
Value creation chain SUEZ 2016
Sharing value

Redistributing value makes a contribution to regional development

We actively participate in the economic development of the regions where we do business and attach great importance to our local presence and relations with our various stakeholders. The group has explained how it redistributes the value that it creates with its main stakeholders. This first step will be enacted at a later date by the measurement of the indirect economic impacts of SUEZ in the entire economic fabric.
Key figures

Our results

9.45
million
tons of greenhouse gas emissions saved by our customers
28.1
%
of women in management positions
882
million
m³  of treated wastewater per year*
4
million
tons of secondary raw materials returned to market
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