Helping people to access water, sanitation and waste management or to re-enter the workforce are two key areas in which we deliver support and take real action for the benefit of people where they live.
Integrating the informal employment sector in developing countries
We’re taking strategic steps in emerging countries to help integrate the informal and formal economies. In Morocco, the rehabilitation of Meknès city’s household waste storage site included the informal collectors already working at the site, who were given the opportunity to form a cooperative to pursue employment under better work and safety conditions.
The ‘Maison pour Rebondir’: encouraging integration and employment in France
Financed by the Fondation SUEZ, the ‘Maison pour Rebondir’ in France is a unique and innovative organisation. Its goal is to act as a bridge between the social integration sector and SUEZ subsidiaries and partner companies. Since 2012, it has helped more than 180 people in Bordeaux gain access to employment, including the creation of 45 new businesses. It has since established its first branch in the Val-de-Marne department.
Aquassistance: enabling access to essential services
Since its creation in 1994, Aquassistance has facilitated access to water, sanitation and waste management services for the populations of emerging countries. Uniquely, it is made up entirely of SUEZ employee volunteers aided by several partners from NGOs, associations and local authorities. Aquassistance not only provides these populations with physical resources, but with the skills of its expert members.
The Fondation SUEZ supports concrete actions that develop sustainable access to essential services such as water, sanitation and waste for disadvantaged populations in emerging countries. It also facilitates the integration of vulnerable individuals through training and employment in France. The Fondation SUEZ’s actions contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.