Accelerating the implementation of biodiversity solutions
100% sustainable solutions
Solutions we already offer local authorities and industry:
- Monitoring and environmental assessment tools
- Ecological rehabilitation plans for sites
- Based on Nature solutions, such as vegetated discharge areas
- Action plans to tackle invasive plant species.
A positive impact on the Earth’s natural assets, one of the cornerstones of the Group’s value proposition
- Optimised management and use of water resources
- Rehabilitation of the Earth’s natural habitats through remediation
- Promoting biodiversity
- Alternative means of water production
- Smart agriculture
Taking part in collective international initiatives
In France, SUEZ is a stakeholder in the Entreprises Engagées pour la Nature / Act4Nature France initiative led by the Office Français de la Biodiversité (French biodiversity agency).
In 2019, SUEZ also joined “Alliance to End Plastic Waste”, an international association which brings together a number of industry players with the common goal of “zero plastic waste in our oceans”.
Action plans implemented at priority sites
Some examples of biodiversity preservation
Creation of a wetland at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (China)
Restoring marine habitats in Marseille harbour (France)
Listening to the sea to assess the state of biodiversity (France)
- monitor the state of the marine ecosystem and its evolution;
- measure how effective management measures are;
- monitor nautical activity;
- ensure compliance with noise regulations.
This acoustic "thermometer" is the only way to monitor the health of biodiversity, at a distance and without incursion into the environment.
Raising awareness of biodiversity among students and visitors at a drinking water production site (France)
Applying an Ecological Quality Index (EQI) to waste storage facilities (France)
*These are sites included in the Natura 2000 network or larger than 10 hectares.
Restoring former farming land to promote biodiversity (France)
This has allowed amphibian species to quickly colonise the area. Vegetation growth also encourages uncommon bird species, some of them threatened, to find refuge on the land.