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Employee development

Employees play an essential role in our transformation, that’s why developing know-how and skills is a priority. SUEZ NWS involves every single employee in the future success and performance of our company.

2018 Top Employers

Recognized for our talent development policy

In 2018, and for the 6th time, our shareholder SUEZ was certified as a “Top Employer” by the Top Employers Institute. This award recognizes our human resources practices, and in particular our  career management and talent development schemes.

Isabelle Calvez SUEZ march2018
“For us, this Top Employers certification is an opportunity to think about our policies, and to go even further, so that our policies and practices become ever more efficient.”

Isabelle Calvez Group Senior VP of Human Resources 

For SUEZ, employee development is at the very heart of the Group’s transformation. To this end,  we have defined a number of priorities:

  • Career management
  • Development of talent and potential
  • Diversity
  • Training and leadership

This policy is up to the current challenge and is one step ahead of the changes in its activities.

The Top Employers certification is awarded to companies that meet the very highest criteria in working conditions. In 2017, we received this distinction for the fifth consecutive year. 

The independent survey by the Top Employers Institute revealed that SUEZ provides its employees with good working conditions, nurtures and develops talents at every level of the organization and is a leader in the field of human resources that continuously strives to improve its’ practices.

Skills development

Developing know-how and competencies

Employees play an essential role in transformation, which is the reason why their skills are one of the keys to our development This is why training is a priority for us.

The figures from 2017  demonstrate this ambition, with 67.2% of employees worldwide who took part in training.


A total of 1.31 million hours of training (of which, 14.5% were e-learning) were delivered, or an average of 23.3 hours per person trained.
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Attractive compensation

A competitive and equitable compensation policy

We involve all employees in the future success and performance of the company by implementing a dynamic and fair pay policy that is in keeping with its values and societal commitments.

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People development in SUEZ NWS

For SUEZ NWS, people development is at the very heart of the company’s transformation as well as of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Our career development approach is to ensure adequate resourcing of the present and future organization and to provide employees with motivating and challenging career opportunities.

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