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Our ambition

Demographic and urban growth, global warming and natural resources shortage have all prompted a worldwide drive to shift towards a growth model that consumes fewer resources. The reinvention of our modes of management, production and consumption of resources is at the very heart of our strategy. And of our ambition to become the leader of the resource revolution.

A new revolution

We are ready for the resource revolution

By 2050, the planet will have 9.6 billion inhabitants, most of whose will live in cities. 40% of the population will live in zones exposed to hydric stress, and sources of minerals such as zinc, iron or copper will be nearing exhaustion.

This outlook requires us to collectively call our traditional models into question. Reinventing our modes of management, production and consumption of resources has become essential in order to rise to the challenges of cities facing climate change and the exponential growth of their populations
. We must also address the challenges facing industry, which must incorporate sustainable growth in its activities.

SUEZ, an expert in water and waste for 150 years, is fully engaged in the resource revolution
. We call on our innovation capacity for a radically new management of resources by optimizing usages that exploit the full potential of new and digital technologies, by recycling, recovering and producing secondary raw materials and alternative resources and by supporting our customers as they make the change from a linear model that over-consumes resources, to a circular model that recycles and recovers them.

Resources are essential to life and to our future, a fact that entails a particular responsibility for us. As the leader of the resource revolution, we are committed to creating innovative solutions and sustainable models that are sources of performance and value for our customers

For SUEZ, the resource revolution must be:


because it aims to regenerate resources that are essential to life and the future according to the principles of the circular economy.


because it involves tangible and innovative actions to secure resources. 


because it engages everyone who contributes, each at their own level, to better manage and secure resources for the future.

The challenges of a faster-moving world

A worldwide push for a growth model that consumes fewer resources

The combined effects of growing urbanization, the evolution of global demography and the impact of global warming are reducing the stocks of resources available in the world. In the future, more of us will have to share fewer resources. The drive to protect the environment is gathering strength, including in emerging countries, and new growth models are appearing.
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