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Our ambition

Demographic and urban growth, global warming and natural resources shortages has driven a worldwide shift towards a growth model that consumes less resources. The reinvention of our modes of management, production and consumption of resources is at the very heart of our strategy and therefore drives our ambition to become the leader of the resource revolution.

A new revolution

We’re ready for the resource revolution, are you?

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

This fact requires us to collectively call our traditional models into question. Reinventing our modes of management, production and consumption of resources is essential in order to rise to the challenges that cities are facing, such as climate change and the exponential population growth. It is also essential for SUEZ to address the challenges facing our industry, which must incorporate sustainable growth in its business models.  

SUEZ, an expert in water and waste for 150 years, is fully engaged in the resource revolution. We’ll use our capacity for innovation and a radical new approach to resource optimization which exploits the full potential of digital technologies.  We want our innovation capacity to encourage recycling, recovering and producing secondary raw materials and alternative resources.  We will reach that goal by supporting our customers as they change from a linear model, which over consumes resources, to a circular model, aiming to recycle and recover them for future use.

These resources are essential to life and to our collective future, a fact we, at SUEZ, are deeply connected to. As the leader of the resource revolution, we’re committed to creating innovative solutions and sustainable models that create value for our customers.  For SUEZ, the resource revolution must be:
circular

Aiming to regenerate resources essential to life and to the future according to the principles of a circular economy.

concrete

Involving tangible and innovative actions to secure resources.

collaborative

Engaging everyone to contribute, each to their full potential, to better manage and secure resources for the future.

The challenges of a faster-moving world

A worldwide push for a growth model using fewer resources

Growing urbanization, the changing face of global demography and the impact of global warming are reducing the stocks of available resources. In the future, more of us will have to share fewer materials. The drive to protect the environment is gathering steam, even in emerging countries and new growth models are necessary.
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