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The Fondation SUEZ

Myriam Bincaille-Delegate General of the Fonds SUEZ initiatives

Promote social inclusion is our mission. By supporting our partners, we increase access to essential services for disadvantaged populations in developing countries and we fight against social exclusion in France.

Myriam Bincaille-Delegate General of the Fondation SUEZ

Our Areas of Action

Improving the living conditions of populations through access to essential services and social integration

The Fondation SUEZ supports decisive  actions to develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations in developing countries, and supporting the integration of vulnerable populations in France through education and employment. Their actions contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Following every project with our partners and stakeholders

Fonds SUEZ initiatives-ACF in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Developing access to water and wastewater treatment

Fonds SUEZ initiatives well in nigerian desert


Contributing to the development of villages by building wells

Fonds SUEZ initiatives-GRET-waste management services-Congo, Brazzaville

Congo Brazzaville

Improving access to waste management services 

Fonds SUEZ initiatives Promo Femmes


Accompanying women of foreign origin, on a social, cultural and professional level


Collaborative and committed governance

The management board is chaired by Jean-Louis Chaussade, the president and founder. It defines the strategy, adopts the budget and sets the schedule. It selects the projects for the fund’s support from a list of the projects pre-assessed by the Fonds and the evaluators. It’s composed of nine members, representing us at Suez, which contributes to the Fonds SUEZ Initiatives, plus a number of independent members, elected for three years.
The Fondation community: 200 employees in action for the projects' assessment and follow-up
A committed long term partner alongside the associations and the NGO
A constructive approach with the board of directors
Submiting a project

A four-stage selection process

Once received on the Fondation SUEZ homepage (see below), the projects are assessed and accepted using a four-step process. This process is based on assessments by the various instances and employees specialized in voluntary projects and skill-based sponsorship programs.

Calls for projects
Requests for funding can be received at any time. Projects received before October 30th will be pre-assessed before being submitted to the April-May board meeting. Projects received before April 30th will be presented to the November board meeting, depending on the progress of the selection process.
Pre-selection by the Fondation
The Fondation team pre-selects the projects that will be then be assessed by the experts, on a skills sponsorship basis and according to the eligibility criteria of the projects. The criteria applies to the health and social impacts, technical relevance, the involvement of local players, sustainability and the future empowerment of the populations, the consistency with the local dynamics, the output dynamic.
Assessment  by employees on a voluntary basis
Each project is sent to three or four expert employees who volunteer their time to assess the projects. Their assessment is made as objective as possible by applying well defined and shared criteria. Questions and comments are addressed to the association.
The final decision
The projects are submitted to the board of directors, which votes on the donation of funds and skills to fund the project.

Eligibility criteria

SUEZ – Institut de France award

A rewarding innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions system

The SUEZ - Institut de France award supports projects and innovations contributing to the development of water, sanitation and waste management services for underprivileged populations in developing countries. There are two categories of awards: access to essential services and social entrepreneurship.

Dominique Pin
Our goal is to highlight innovative, effective and accessible projects that are already operational and to facilitate their distribution and replication.

Dominique PinAdministrator of the Fondation

The SUEZ - Institut de France award is given out every two years.

The call for projects is from September 15th 2017 to January 15th 2018.

    The 2015/2016 winners:
  • The Access to essential services prize has been awarded to the Cajouvalor project in Rongead, in partnership with the Cefrepade in Burkina Faso
  • the Social entrepreneurship prize has been awarded to the Technological Solidarity project for the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (D3E) in Cameroon
  • and an exceptional  the Special prize was awarded to the "Interk'eau" project of Eau Vive in Niger for the implementation of an intercommunal structure.

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