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Our purpose

For 160 years, water, sanitation, waste collection and recovery activities and services have been essential. SUEZ draws on the expertise it has been developing since the late 19th century to help people constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth.
Our purpose
SUEZ draws on the expertise it has been developing since the late 19th century to help people constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth.

We work to provide access to essential environmental services for everyone. We supply high-quality water, suited to every type of use, and ensure the protection of this common good. We recover wastewater and waste to convert them into new resources.

Faced with demographic growth, climate change, and social and geographical inequalities, people are increasingly exposed to the consequences of the environmental emergency that is affecting our planet.
Every single day, SUEZ commits to preserving the fundamental elements of our environment - water, soil, and air - that ensure our future.
At SUEZ, we invest in preserving and restoring natural capital, and in the future of biodiversity, both on land and at sea.

As a committed partner to local communities, industry players and citizens, SUEZ mobilises stakeholders to succeed in the environmental transition, developing circular business models and innovating to plan for tomorrow’s challenges.

Proud of their work and strengthened by their values, SUEZ’s teams based in regions throughout the world are shaping a sustainable environment, now.
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Our purpose: shaping a sustainable environment, now! - SUEZ

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For 160 years, water, sanitation, waste collection and recovery activities have been essential:

To quality of life

To health

64 million
inhabitants who benefit from sanitation services
7.1 billion
billion m3 of drinking water produced

To economic growth

To create new resources

200,000
jobs created directly or indirectly by SUEZ
4.2 million
tonnes of secondary raw materials produced
Acting today and for tomorrow

Preserving the essential elements of our environment

Faced with demographic growth, climate change and social and geographical inequalities, it is fundamental to preserve and restore the essential elements of our environment – water, soil, air - thanks to concrete and resilient solutions:

FOR WATER

The Biofactory

La FARFANA in Chile is one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants. It treats the wastewater produced by seven million inhabitants of Greater Santiago, preserves the aquatic environment and restores quality of life (zero waste, zero environmental impact, zero fossil energy).

FOR SOIL

Soil remediation

CHESTERFIELD in the United Kingdom was one of the most severely polluted sites in Europe. Today, 98 ha have been decontaminated, and more than 400,000 tonnes of highly contaminated sludge and soil have been treated.

FOR AIR

Pollution & Carbon Sink

SUEZ innovates to purify the air and guarantee access to high-quality air, while producing green energy. Based on the principle of photosynthesis, it relies on microalgae cultivated in a water column that capture fine particulates (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and excess CO2. In cities, a Pollution & Carbon Sink can absorb the equivalent of the pollution emitted by 150 vehicles.
The group is also committed to the preservation of BIODIVERSITY at sea and on land.

Dragonfly zones

The Dragonfly zones are wetlands placed downstream of the wastewater treatment plant, that eliminate micropollutants to preserve aquatic environments and biodiversity.
Anticipating tomorrow’s challenges

Innovating and envisioning new contractual models with our clients and stakeholders

SUEZ offers its high level of expertise and innovative technologies to local authorities, proposing a wide range of customizable partnerships to match their requirements and local regulations. Contractual innovation, combined with technological, societal and digital innovation, is our trademark.

In Dakar (Senegal): high-quality water for everyone and digital excellence at the heart of our service

This 15-year lease contract guarantees the supply of drinking water to a population of approximately seven million inhabitants in Dakar and in several other cities. SUEZ provides access to high-quality water for everyone, excellent service and sustainable results. Emphasis has been placed on innovation, with the opening of a Research and Innovation Centre in Dakar in partnership with Senegalese universities.

In Dijon and Angers (France): a connected management of public spaces and essential services with citizens

SUEZ works with local authorities and citizens to develop digital platforms with new online services, such as the Smart City project in Dijon and Angers.

In Meknes (Morocco): a new development model with a retraining programme for rag men

SUEZ rehabilitated the household waste storage site in Meknes and created an elimination and recovery centre. SUEZ helped the 150 informal waste collectors to set up a cooperative for sorters in order to keep their activity going, to provide an income in the long term, while also improving their working and safety conditions.
Each and every of those commitments have been made possible thanks to the engagement of the 90,000 employees of the Group from all regions and strengthened by their values: passion for the environment, customer first, respect and team spirit.
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