Demographic and urban growth, global warming and natural resources shortages has driven a worldwide shift towards a growth model that consumes less resources. Shaping a sustainable environment now is at the very heart of our strategy.
Population and urban growth are impacting the need for water and the volumes of waste to be treated. Therefore, infrastructures in these urban environments are denser and more complex to manage.
We’re keen to monitor public opinion on environmental protection, so SUEZ has opened a Global Resource Observatory in partnership with the Harris Interactive institute. In 2015, studies have shown that an environmental consciousness is emerging in all the countries we studied (Source: World Resource Observatory, Harris Interactive-SUEZ, March 2015):
In France, the energy law is transiting to green growth and aims to combat wastefulness and promoting a circular economy. It sets several goals:
In China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020), “green development” is one of the pre-requisites of the country’s continued economic growth. 10 objectives out of 13 take the environment into consideration.
As for the European Union, the new Circular Economy Package sets an ambitious goal for recycling:
The demand for innovative economic models, disconnected from a rise in the consumption of resources is growing. The circular economy offers a promising outlook.