Protect the oceans

Protecting oceans from pollution is played out on land. Many solutions can be deployed at a catchment basin level to ensure water quality, aim for zero waste in rivers and oceans, and protect and revitalise the coastline.
Our commitment

Using SUEZ's knowledge to protect the oceans

Preserving the world’s oceans is a major commitment which is included in the new 2017-2021 Sustainable Development Road Map. Located at the center of water and waste challenges, we today use our expertise to help shape local public policies that limit pollution of the marine environment by human activity. Thanks to its overall vision, we can supply our customers with tangible solutions that limit terrestrial sources of pollution by changing the conception of the waste life cycle to a more circular model and by making the cities’ water networks more intelligent.

 
  • Our expertise in water and plastic waste treatment to develop solutions to reduce pollution that originates on land
  • A comprehensive logistics network as a result of our presence in numerous regions
  • Constantly evolving solutions thanks to our innovativeness and research network
Our actions

Supporting actions by NGOs to protect our oceans

With 25 major international groups in the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

In January 2019, several major groups, including SUEZ, and multinationals from the plastics industry set up an international alliance that aims to eradicate plastic pollution from the environment, and from the oceans in particular. They have jointly committed to providing $1 billion in funding for this operation. SUEZ’s role will consist of collaborating with these industrial manufacturers in favour of eco-design. It is necessary to promote the use of plastics that can be reprocessed and to ensure that they are recyclable.

With scientific expeditions

The Group is a partner of 7th Continent Expedition and Expédition MED. In the course of expeditions, in the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean, these NGOs plan to study the scale of plastic pollution in our oceans, to publicise the issue in the media in order to alert the international community, and to launch concrete actions.

With skipper Stéphane Le Diraison and his Time for Oceans sailing boat

Committed to the same cause, SUEZ, Bouygues Construction and the Boulogne-Billancourt (France) town council are supporting skipper Stéphane Le Diraison since 2018, as he spreads an important message: the protection of our oceans involves a multitude of players and demands collective action from institutions, businesses and citizens.

Aboard the 60-foot Time for Oceans, Stéphane Le Diraison took part in the Route du Rhum in 2018, in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2019 and in the 2020 Vendée Globe. Time for Oceans bears a message defending the protection of our oceans. He is setting an example by showing us how we should all now view the oceans.

Our solutions

Our solutions to preserve the coastline & the oceans

SUEZ provides solutions from land to sea to ensure water quality, to aim for zero waste in the ocean, and to protect and revitalise the coastline.

World Oceans Day at SUEZ

Credit: SUEZ group