There is an urgent need to step up the mobilization against climate change. That is why, in September 2019, SUEZ strengthened its commitments to comply with the 1.5°C trajectory recommended by the IPCC.
SUEZ solutions aim to further the efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the Group and its clients, adapt to the consequences of climate change on water, promote material recycling, recovery and reuse, and develop climate-responsible models
By 2035, 40% of the world's population will live in water-stressed regions. This is one of the main consequences of climate change. Without water, there can be no development, food, agriculture or health. SUEZ is committed to saving water through the improved control of leaks and consumption, and to maximizing the offer by increasing the available volumes of alternative water (re-use of wastewater, desalination).
SUEZ provides industry with solutions to limit its water footprint and is working to raise awareness of the consequences of climate change on water through the Business Alliance for Water and the Climate. Preventing is as important as adapting. SUEZ develops predictive tools to prevent the risk of flooding for local authorities, irrespective of their size.
Every one of SUEZ’s employees is working to shape a sustainable environment. Shifting the Group’s activities towards the circular economy is the most effective means of achieving this end.
The circular economy disconnects growth from the consumption of natural resources while also reducing GHG emissions. The Group is renewing its goal to increase the proportion of waste turned into secondary raw materials and is making this goal worldwide in scope.
The fight against climate change and the large-scale deployment of the circular economy both demand the creation of a new economic model structured to take external environmental and social impacts into consideration.
SUEZ is working to develop this model by adopting an internal carbon price, by systematically proposing a remuneration of operators indexed to global performance, by participating in efforts to develop material circularity indicators that will make the measurement of the impacts of the new model more robust.