SUEZ’s climate solutions aim to reduce the carbon footprint of our Group, adapt to the effects of climate change on water, promote material recycling, recovery and reuse, and develop climate-responsible models.
Climate change results from an increase in the temperatures of most of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. Water is already the most impacted area:
SUEZ has committed to playing our part in achieving the two degrees target limiting global warming. We strive to limit the carbon footprint of our activities in all the countries where we operate. Fitting out all storage sites with biogas recovery systems, our reinforced clean vehicles policy and continuous energy efficiency improvement focus are all part of this commitment.
We’re also working with our customers in industry and local government to help them avoid GHG emissions, delivering tailored circular economy solutions including waste-to-material and waste-to-energy and doubling the recovery of plastics – a significant economic and environmental challenge.
By 2035, 40 per cent of the world's population will live in water-stressed regions if no action is taken to secure water resources. We’re committed to saving water through better control of leaks and consumption and to increasing the available volumes through alternative water sources such as wastewater reuse and desalination.
Prevention is just as important as adaption. We provide industry with solutions to limit its water footprint and develop predictive tools to prevent the risk of flooding for local authorities, irrespective of their size. We’re also working to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on water through the Business Alliance for Water and the Climate.
Every one of SUEZ’s employees is working for the Resource Revolution, transitioning our business model towards the circular economy.
The circular economy is a sustainable model for growth – one that disconnects from the consumption of natural resources while also reducing GHG emissions. Across our global operations, our fundamental goal is to increase the proportion of waste turned into secondary raw materials.
Combating climate change and deploying the circular economy on a global scale requires the creation of a new economic model that considers external environmental and social impacts. SUEZ is working to develop this model by adopting an internal carbon price, indexing operator remuneration to global performance, contributing to the development of material circularity indicators for more robust impact measurement and shifting attitudes through embedding a genuine circular economy culture.