Preserve biodiversity and natural resources wherever we operate

Our "Nature" approach is based on 3 levers :

> Preserving resources

2021 baseline updated including 2022 acquisitions (R&R UK, EnviroServ and IWS France).

 

 COMMITMENT  INDICATOR 2021 PRO FORMA
OBJECTIVE RESULTS 2023
Limit our impact
on fresh water
% of commercial proposals concerning water production and distribution with a commitment to preserving water resources
First publication
in 2023
By 2027
100%
71%
(France only)
% of distribution contracts in water-stressed areas with a commitment to preserving First publication
in 2023
By 2027
100%
100%
(France only)
Support recycling
and reuse
Waste recovery rate(1) 
Tons recovered
First publication
in 2023
By 2027
48%
13,559 ktonnes

 


(1) Including energetical recovery.

> Growing our nature regeneration capacities

 COMMITMENT INDICATOR 2021 PRO FORMA
 OBJECTIVE RESULTS 2023
Grow natural
environments regeneration capacities of SUEZ
Turnover generated
by solutions identified as regenerating(2)
1,246 K€ By 2027, create and develop existing and new
SUEZ business models and solutions to accelerate natural environment
regeneration and preservation
820 K€

 

(2) We consider at SUEZ that, this KPI concerns only innovative and new solutions developed by SUEZ to regenerate nature that are additional to typical SUEZ sector of activity’s solutions that protect, preserve, or develop biodiversity.

> Addressing pressure on biodiversity

 COMMITMENT  INDICATOR 2021 PRO FORMA
 OBJECTIVE RESULTS 2023
Roll out biodiversity
action plans at all
biodiversity priority
sites(3) managed
by SUEZ


% of biodiversity priority sites(3) where biodiversity
action plans(4) are deployed and implemented
62% By 2027
100%
65%
% of commercial proposals in biodiversity priority zones that include an offer towards
biodiversity preservation(5) (6)
< 5% By 2027
100%
< 5%
Prevent the spillage
of micropollutants
in natural environments
% of commercial
proposals for sanitation
infrastructure(7) construction in areas at stake(8) with micropollutants removing solutions (prevention, advanced treatments etc.)(9)
- By 2027
100%
Waiting for the
definition of areas at stake, will be defined by an incoming EU regulation (DERU)
Reach zero
phytosanitary products used green spaces on sites managed by SUEZ
% of sites not using
phytosanitary products
72,10% By 2027
100%
73,40%
Contribute to
reduce the land
artificialization pace
Total number of renaturation and landscaping operations < 50 operations By 2027
Double
54
operations
Contain invasive
non-native species
% of renaturation and landscaping operations using only local species First publication
in 2023
From 2025
100%
70%
Drastically reduce
light pollution of sites managed by SUEZ
% of biodiversity priority sites regarding biodiversity where a light reduction policy is deployed(10) < 5% By 2027
100%
< 5%

 


(3) SUEZ definition of a priority site regarding biodiversity:
- that is in or crosses or is situated along 1) In Europe Natura 2000 areas (birds or habitats) and 2) in the rest of the world IUCN protected areas 4, 5 or 6;
- or has a surface that is superior to 10 ha;
- or is an open landfill site.
(4) A biodiversity action plan is specific to each priority site addressing its specific challenges to effectively preserve biodiversity locally. It is generally designed by experts (environmental engineer or specialist, ecologist).
(5) SUEZ considers that an offer regarding biodiversity preservation is composed of a biodiversity diagnosis of a site and a biodiversity action plan.
(6) If and when authorized by call for tenders.
(7) For WWTP whose capacity exceeds 200,000 inhabitants eq.
(8) Some areas contain more micropollutants in wastewater than others. Areas at stake will be defined through the coming legislation (e.g.DERU).
(9) If and when authorized by call for tenders.
(10) Unless prohibited by prefectural decree.

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