Support the right to water and sanitation
SUEZ fully assumes its role in promoting and implementing the right to water and sanitation. Thanks to its expertise, it is able to offer a full range of solutions in response to all issues faced by both developed and developing countries.
Access to essential services has improved but remains a major concern worldwide
The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, which provide a framework for the 2030 development agenda, remind us that despite significant progress the fight against inequality in terms of universal access to essential services is still a major concern.
Around the world today:
Adopt a collective approach to ensure long-term improvements
The Group is also actively involved in the co-creation of a water governance framework at the international level and provides extensive support, through the SUEZ Initiatives Find, to projects and initiatives for the expansion of access to essential services.
Access to water in the slums of Mumbai (India)
This five-year project, based on a three-phase methodology (diagnostic, implementation of 10 pilot projects and replication throughout the city), will improve access to water for 750,000 people.
Support social water policies in the developped countries
For example, in Dunkirk (France) progressive pricing was introduced with a reduced price for the first 75 cubic meters consumed, considered vital. In Barcelona (Spain), SUEZ, in close partnership with social services and NGOs, already offers personalised payment schedules and subsidies to nearly 55,000 households to help them pay their bills.
Access to water and sanitation in poor neighbourhoods in Greater Casablanca (Morocco)
The objective: develop individual access to water and sanitation services for 500,000 residents of poor neighbourhoods in Greater Casablanca. Today, 470 million dirhams (~€47 million) have been invested in the start-up of 35,000 connections and 24,000 additional households are expected to have service by the end of 2016.
Customised solutions to improve access to water and sanitation services
- the expansion of physical access,
- the guarantee of affordable access,
- the universal access to sanitation in the city.