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Preserving biodiversity

Pollution from human activities and changes in ecosystems are contributing to the reduction in biodiversity around the world. As a responsible company we’ve committed to preserve biodiversity with a concrete action plan.

Our commitments

Biodiversity, it’s a major strategic issue

SUEZ is taking action to protect biodiversity, in supporting our customers and within our own organization.

In France, our commitment centers around three objectives in line with the National strategy for Biodiversity.

Our actions

Integrating biodiversity into the management of our facilities

Since 2010, we’ve worked with the French NGO France Nature Environnement to develop joint initiatives related to water resource protection and biodiversity conservation at the sites operated by us. SUEZ has also formed partnerships with Guadeloupe National Park, the League for the Protection of Birds (France) and the National Museum of Natural History (France) to promote biodiversity at the waste treatment plants that we manage.

We also help financing projects to promote biodiversity

In 1997, SUEZ created a fund to support the environmental and social initiatives of communities in the vicinity of the Group’s sites in the United Kingdom. Since 2005, this fund has conducted a program dedicated entirely to financing projects to advance biodiversity. This program has supported 3,750 environmental and community projects since its creation for a total of more than €140 million.

Taking action supporting biodiversity

Together with the state of New York, we’ve developed a "Biodiversity and Wildlife Policy". This policy has led to the implementation of 86 action plans aimed at protecting and restoring biodiversity in and around our water treatment sites in this region of the world.

A better understanding of biodiversity issues

SUEZ has partnered with the Natural Heritage Department (NHD) of the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris since 2008. The goal is to understand the challenges related to biodiversity conservation and better incorporate them into the Group’s facilities management practices. The MNHN, which is both a research organization, a center of expertize and a data manager, mobilizes numerous national experts.
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