Dialogue with stakeholders
Having a dialogue with the various stakeholders, at both the local and institutional level, is an essential prerequisite for the operational performance of SUEZ's interests .
A strategic compass
In an increasingly resource stressed world, the sustainable management of resources demands genuine collaboration between different players. By combining our energies, we can do more with less. We have been contributing to the improvement of the resources management for 10 years by entering structured dialogue with the stakeholders in their activities wherever we operate.
This dialogue acts as a strategic compass for our group and is an integral part of our corporate governance. This priority is included in the 2012-2016 Sustainable Development policy through commitment 10 "Work together on solutions and have an open dialogue with our stakeholders".
To be actively involved in joint initiatives
We aim to adopt a common language and guidelines in terms of dialogue with stakeholders.
We are a member of the steering committee of the OECD's Water Governance Initiative. We have co-conducted a study on the dialogue between the stakeholders of the water management published by the OECD in 2015 (Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance) and supported the adoption in June 2015 of principles on water governance intended for OECD member states (OECD Principles on Water Governance).
In France, SUEZ took part in the development of Guiding Principles for Constructive Dialogue with Stakeholders, under the auspices of Comité 21, and helped to draft the Methodology Guide for constructive dialogue with stakeholders published in 2015. We ensure that these guidelines are incorporated into its internal procedures.
We regularly organize consultation meetings at all relevant levels, to ensure the company's strategy is fully in line with society's expectations. In 2015, the results of the material analysis were reviewed by three advisory panels and a consultation on the topic of the sustainable city also brought together experts and stakeholders in this area.
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Voluntary dialogue that respects the principles co-developed with stakeholders
Organisation of dialogue at SUEZ