The linear model of extraction, production and consumption has come to an end. As a major player in the recycling and recovery of waste and a leader in the reuse of treated wastewater, we intend to speed up the development of our recovery activities, particularly the following:
Digital technology is already at the heart of SUEZ’s operations. With its new digital roadmap, SUEZ is becoming a data-driven company, improving its operational performance while offering new services for its customers. This development priority, applicable to the smart management of water and waste, currently accounts for more than €350 million of our business. It also represents clear prospects for growth in the Group’s various markets.
Where we intend to speed up the development of our innovative line of Advanced Solutions as well as e-commerce platforms and market places. These smart solutions will shape the face of the city of the future, to be more resilient because of integrated management of its various flows.
SUEZ intends to become the environmental benchmark for its industrial customers. We pursue ambitious sustainable development or CSR policies, complied with the climate commitments outlined by the COP21 agreement and we’re determined to move our economic models towards the circular economy.
Thus, creating a community of values and goals making SUEZ their natural partner to respond to a multitude of needs: the management of the raw materials and energy procurement, the reduction of water consumption, environmental standards, complex processes, operational performance, reputation and operating permissions.
Industrial customers now represent 40% of the SUEZ Group's revenue, thanks to iconic customers such as Sanofi, Safran, L'Oréal Solvay and Total. SUEZ’s offering targets seven markets (food production; construction, dismantling and materials; energy; the chemical and pharmaceutical industries; pulp and paper; oil and gas). The creation of a new Business Unit "Water Technologies & Solutions" (emerging from the acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies) opens up great potential for commercial synergies.
Strengthened by the transformation of its businesses and its innovation policy, SUEZ brings the solutions for smart and sustainable resource management. We’re capable of supporting the environmental transition all over the planet and of responding to the yearning for a growth model that consumes fewer resources.
SUEZ has re-organized its international division into five geographical business units and four business lines in order to achieve continued growth.
We intend to consolidate and broaden our operations in countries where we’ve been established for a long time (the United States, Australia, China, Morocco, Chile) and to strengthen our position in countries or regions of high potential for growth i.e. India, Middle East, Mexico, etc. There are also plans to selectively pursue development in new zones like sub-Saharan Africa or South-East Asia through major projects or long-term facilities.
SUEZ is aiming for sustained international growth of between 6% and 8% that will enable it to reconcile “development” and “performance”.