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.
Biodiversity, it’s a major strategic issue
SUEZ is taking action to protect biodiversity, in supporting our customers and within our own organization.
Commitment 3 of the Group's 2012-2016 Sustainable Development road map ("Improve the environmental footprint of our facilities and services") therefore includes in its quantitative objectives that of "increasing the number of regulatory and voluntary action plans implemented at sensitive sites in or near protected areas". The number of action plans rose from 111 in 2013 to 214 in 2015.
In France, our commitment centers around three objectives in line with the National strategy for Biodiversity.
3. Share our knowledge and contribute to the public’s awareness
Given the importance of promoting issues related to biodiversity among the public and stakeholders, SUEZ continues to raise awareness by forging new partnerships.
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.