Recycling and recovery

SUEZ chosen by UN Global Compact to contribute to its Annual Report to Polish Government on addressing grey areas of Polish Economy

For its Report on addressing grey areas of Polish Economy, the UN Global Compact selected SUEZ in Poland as the sole representative of the waste management sector to contribute to the diagnosis and provide advice on recommendations.

At the request of all governments of Poland since 2015, the Polish network of UN GLOBAL Compact, a United Nations organization entrusted with promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States, has been delivering an annual report with recommendations on how to address the grey areas of Polish economy.

For its 4th issue of the Report, the Polish Government asked UN Global Compact Poland to focus on the waste management sector, which had come under public attention in 2018 after a wave of arsons in storages of waste across the country, causing substantial air and ground pollution to neighboring communities.

SUEZ contributed to accurately address the issue of the gap between the production of Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) by the country’s 158 mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) facilities, and the lack of thermal treatment capacities to recover the energetic fraction. The populated regions of Warsaw, Silesia, Lodz and Wroclaw – among others – are noted as regions where the gap is the most substantial.


Kamil Wyszkowski, Global Compact Poland, President of the Board
& Stéphane Heddesheimer, CEO, SUEZ in Poland

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