It contributes to shaping a sustainable environment now. It fulfils two other functions:
By promoting diversity and well-being in the workplace SUEZ must mirror the companies and the places in which we operate. We’re committed to promoting equal opportunities by pursuing the Diversity Program initiated in 2012.
Diversity is an essential component of well-being of our company; it allows each employee to play a decisive role in the business transformation linked to the Resource Revolution through dedicated training courses. Employee well-being, needs to be measured: SUEZ is committed to pursuing its now homogeneous system of internal investigations and to implementing the necessary progress plans.
Increasing safety of the men and women working for SUEZ remains imperative: this shouldn’t be taken for granted. Targets in this area are amongst the most ambitious in the industry, with the objective of zero fatal accidents in liability, regardless of the person's status.
Our ambition is to reduce the frequency rates still further, in the water and waste sectors, wherever Suez is present amongst our employees as well as our subcontractors. Safety results are essential elements in assessing the performance of our managers.
Our responsibility lies in an increasingly globalized world requiring both precautionary measures, such as the security of personal data of employees and customers, but also the promotion of our wholesome values and convictions.
Social rights are fundamental to human rights: wherever SUEZ is present, we commit all our subsidiaries to securing and strengthening mechanisms of social dialogue. With regards to our supply chain, we’re implementing a vigilant plan to deliver respect for human rights and taking steps to further promote CSR in our relations with our suppliers.
We subscribe to the 2 degree trajectory by raising the ambitions of our previous roadmap.
We’re determined to limiting the carbon footprint of our business activities in all the countries where we operate with absolute GHG emission reduction targets: equipping all storage sites with biogas recovery systems, reinforcing the clean vehicle policy and increasing the energy performance of its business activities will contribute to reaching this goal.
We are also committed to helping our industrial customers and local authorities avoid the emission of GHGs through dedicated circular economy solutions (material and energy recovery), while doubling the recycling of plastic, a major economic and environmental issue for everyone.
By 2035, 40% of the world's population will live in water-stressed areas, if we do not act to secure water resources.
We want to both save water through improved leak and consumption management, but also maximizing supply by increasing available volumes of alternative sources of water (wastewater reuse, desalination).
We offer solutions to industry aiming to limit the water footprint and work to raise awareness of the consequences of climate change on water, within the Business Alliance for Water and Climate. Prevention is as important as adaptation: so we’re developing predictive tools for flood risk prevention for communities of all sizes.
We have engaged all our employees in the Resource Revolution. Everything we do is a reflection of this strategy.
The circular economy makes it possible to decouple growth from the consumption of natural resources while reducing GHG emissions. We’re s renewing our objective of increasing the proportion of waste transformed into a secondary raw material, and applying it worldwide.
The fight against climate change, as well as large-scale deployment of the circular economy, requires the creation of a new economic model that takes structural account of external environmental and social factors.
We are developing this model by adopting an internal carbon price; by systematizing the proposal for remuneration based on global performance; by working on indicators for the circularity of materials for a more robust measurement of the impacts of the new model; by promoting the revolution of thought through implementation of a circular economy.
The solutions proposed by us in terms of the circular economy and treatment of water resources reflect the expectations of our industrial customers and local communities regarding economic and environmental performance.
Using existing tools (notably environmental and social life cycle analysis), we will implement a homogeneous and comprehensive measurement system to ensure the contribution of the new solutions to the main challenges of sustainable development: water, biodiversity, climate change, health, citizens' expectations.
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