Sustainable performance

Convinced that sustainable performance of companies is a powerful lever for the allocation of capital in favor of the environmental transition, SUEZ strives to provide reliable extra-financial information reflecting its environmental and social contribution.
Our approach

An integrated approach combining performance and commitment to transparency

An integrated approach combining performance and commitment to transparency

Since 2008, SUEZ has been steering its sustainable development by means of a Roadmap establishing specific date and number objectives, addressing major sustainable development challenges faced by the Group. The 2017-2021 Roadmap was drawn up in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and following a materiality study in which more than 5,000 people took part.

The Sustainable Development Roadmap of the Group, as well as the associated environmental, social and governance indicators are available in the SUEZ Integrated Report.

The policies and Vigilance Plan pertaining to the implementation of SUEZ Ethics & Vigilance commitments are available on the dedicated webpage.

Extra-financial reporting

Regulatory publications and references to international standards

SUEZ has combined its sustainable development policy with an ESG approach based on its participation to the most demanding extra-financial assessments and on an open and transparent dialog with its stakeholders.

Extra-financial performance statement

Chapter 5.9 of the SUEZ Universal Registration Document includes indicators and items required in European Directive 2014/95/EU relating to the publication of non-financial information.

Integrated Report

SUEZ has published an integrated report since 2015. This document presents the company's strategic and forward-looking vision, as well as its results for the current year for the benefit of each of its stakeholders.

Taskforce on Climate Financial Disclosure

In line with its ambition to comply with extra financial reporting best practices, in 2020, SUEZ committed to release a corresponding table with the Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosures – TCFD recommendations. This voluntary reporting framework is structured around four recommendations that allow companies to explain how they integrate the effects of climate change into their strategic decisions, with the aim of producing decision useful information for the financial sector.

Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

In 2020, the Group adopted the SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) reporting standard, which takes from the financial materiality of environmental and social challenges specific to each industry.

The selection of indicators reported by SUEZ refer to the 102018 version of the “Waste management” and “Water utilities services” standards.

European Taxonomy

In accordance with European Regulation 2020/852 of June 18, 2020 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable capital expenditure within the European Union (EU), in fiscal year 2021 SUEZ will be subject to the obligation to disclose the part of its revenue, its capital expenditures and operating expenses resulting from products or services associated with economic activities considered environmentally sustainable.
Data and Indicators

Environmental, social and governance data

In order to closely monitor the implementation and the results of its commitments to the environment and society, SUEZ consolidates key indicators each year to assess its ESG performance.
To ensure transparency and provide its stakeholders with accurate information, SUEZ opens access to these indicators. Explanations of figures as well as methodological details are available in the Group's Integrated Reports and Universal Registration Documents (URD).
Non-Financial Rating

Best-in-class results

Strengthened by the increasing importance of sustainable development within its strategy, SUEZ has once again consolidated its excellent performance in relation to the expectations of extrafinancial rating agencies and its presence in the main international ESG rankings.