At SUEZ, equal opportunity and diversity is at the heart of our corporate ethos. We’re taking action to advance sustainable human and economic wealth – a source of innovation for us and one of our key social goals.
In 2008, SUEZ began structuring and managing our sustainable development policy using a series of road maps. Our road map for 2017-2021 comprises a social pillar built around four key commitments:
Taking action for equal opportunity
Boosting employee commitment and quality of life in the workplace
Contributing to a responsible economy through local employment and local development
Co-building solutions and opening up dialogue with all stakeholders
A structured approach
Our ‘Equal opportunities – social development – commitment’ diversity program provides a framework for our goals, both in France and worldwide. It focuses on several key themes with objectives adapted to localised cultural and legal contexts:
Young people: apprenticeships, internships, training, mentoring and tailored integration programs
Deprived or underemployed community members: personalised professional preparation programs, job training and integration and startup programs
Disability policy: assisting disabled workers to remain in employment, customising work stations, special partnerships, policy to purchase from ESAT and EA assisted employment centres and creating indirect jobs
Older employees: recruiting candidates aged over 50 and creating skill and expertise transfer programs
Commitment surveys for all employees: analysis of results and development of action plans
Quality of life in the workplace: health and safety at work, preventing psychosocial risks and improved policies for working parents
Shared focus across companies within our Group on developing gender equality: gender diversity in job roles, equal pay, equal access to career management and training. This policy is supported by specific programs such as mentoring and coaching.
Diversity Label and Top Employer certification
We have achieved certification recognising our commitment to diversity policy – promoting equal opportunities and diversity and preventing discrimination – and the way we’re putting policy into action.