We work alongside a group called the Expédition 7ème Continent and Expédition MED. Through expeditions, the former in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the latter in the Mediterranean Sea. The objective is to study the scope of plastic pollution in the oceans, secure media coverage of the phenomenon to alert the international community and launch concrete initiatives.
We’ve partnered with Good Planet, dedicated to combating threats to the oceans through awareness initiatives such as beach clean-ups and the creation of awareness-rising materials and encouraging community involvement.
"It is by coming together that we will be able to find areas of improvement and develop effective solutions. It is high time that we understand, explain and act"
Patrick Deixonnefounder of Expédition 7e Continent
Since 2015, SUEZ has also been committed to UNESCO’s intergovernmental oceanographic commission with the goal of implementing tangible solutions that help bringing an end to ocean pollution.
On June the 8th 2017, we launched a worldwide mobilization campaign for World Oceans Day, named #SUEZ4ocean, aimed at our 84,000 employees. We invited them to gather as many people as possible to organize cleaning operations of plastic waste on shorelines.
We offer solutions to control water quality, limit pollution sources and protect and restore coastlines. There are a few examples: