Promote social inclusion is our mission. By supporting our partners, we increase access to essential services for disadvantaged populations in developing countries and we fight against social exclusion in France.
Myriam Bincaille-Delegate General of the Fondation SUEZ
The Fondation SUEZ supports decisive actions in developing countries to develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations, as well as in France in promoting social cohesion through education, culture and sport, and supporting the integration of vulnerable populations via training and employment. Its actions contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The management board is chaired by Jean-Louis Chaussade, the president and founder. It defines the strategy, adopts the budget and sets the schedule. It selects the projects for the fund’s support from a list of the projects pre-assessed by the Fonds and the evaluators.
It is composed of thirteen members, representing us at Suez, which contributes to the Fonds SUEZ Initiatives, plus a number of independent members, elected for three years.
Once received on the Fondation SUEZ homepage (see below), the projects are assessed and accepted using a four-step process. This process is based on assessments by the various instances and employees specialized in voluntary projects and skill-based sponsorship programs.
The SUEZ - Institut de France award supports projects and innovations contributing to the development of water, sanitation and waste management services for underprivileged populations in developing countries. There are two categories of awards: access to essential services and social entrepreneurship.
Our goal is to highlight innovative, effective and accessible projects that are already operational and to facilitate their distribution and replication.
Dominique PinAdministrator of the Fondation
The award ceremony has taken place on the July 3rd 2018 at the Institut de France in Paris. The 2017/2018 winners are: