Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. It is an integral part of our company’s values, principles and standard behaviours. We practise what we preach.
Joey Chio-Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer of SUEZ Asia
The effects of the current climate emergency vary greatly across Asia. Coastal countries and cities are increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events, including typhoons and intense rainfall which increase the risk of flash floods. On the contrary, there are also periods of drought effecting the availability and reliability of water supplies across the region. It is important for us to act now to preserve our fragile environment and reduce climate impacts.
We are committed to promoting a circular and low-carbon economy. This commitment has helped mitigate the causes of climate change, increase our renewable energy production, help customers to avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and for ourselves, to reduce GHG emissions intensity of our own business. We also save water in our operations to preserve this scarce natural resource.
The community is aspiring to a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle, while urbanisation, increasing demand for resources and greater level of consumption are exerting pressures to our natural capital. With the growth of environmental awareness and cumulative experiences of extreme weather events and natural disasters, there is raising public expectations on the governments and businesses. We support the shift to green growth models through providing the expertise and innovative solutions needed to clean up the environment, improve access to clean water and sanitation, and enable circularity.
We help our customers in achieving environmental transitions through concrete solutions and has accelerated the digital revolution of our water and waste solutions, support local SMEs by increasing our proportion of purchases from them, and actively advocate circular and low-carbon economy as well as knowledge sharing through environmental-focused exhibitions, exchanges, chambers of commerce and alliances to contribute to the public good.