Ethics at the heart of the Group's strategy

SUEZ's ethics are clear to see through the fundamental principles that guide their behaviour: compliance with laws and regulations, integrity and respect for others. SUEZ is committed to implementing high-level standards and applies zero tolerance in this area.

The Group's ethical charter is supplemented by practical guides and procedures designed to clarify the rules and ensure they are respected.

To reaffirm our commitment to ethical values, we are also a member of the Global Compact Initiative, which is based on the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and is one of the most advanced companies (COP Global Compact Advanced).


Ethics charter


Practical guide "Ethics in commercial relations"


A duty of vigilance throughout our value chain

As a large company present all over the world, SUEZ is vigilant in terms of respect for human rights, through its employees and business partners. SUEZ seeks to identify and prevent the risks of serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the environment, health and safety. SUEZ has adopted a specific policy regarding the respect and promotion of basic rights. The Group's Vigilance Plan covers its entire scope and value chain.
SUEZ - Human Rights Policy

Human rights policy


Vigilance Plan


Responsible lobbying: a matter of transparency and integrity

Lobbying is increasingly attracting the attention of stakeholders. To strengthen responsible lobbying practices, we adopted in 2013, an internal code of conduct, in line with its Ethics Charter, which contains eight key commitments for each employee or consultant acting on its behalf our lobbying activities.

We maintain continuous dialogue with public institutions at the local level, and at the national, European and international level.


SUEZ, which is committed to transparency, is listed in the Register of Interest Representatives vis-à-vis the European institutions and publishes a large amount of information annually on the website of the European Commission and the French Parliament, such as the Group's areas of interest or costs related to representation activities vis-à-vis the European institutions (personnel expenses, membership fees paid to professional associations, external service providers).

For all ethics questions, please contact the Group ethics officer

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