A worldwide leader

We’ve been experts in water and waste management for 150 years. We operate on 5 continents, on which we harness all our desire for innovation to achieve an efficient and sustainable management of resources throughout the world. Our company supports its customers as they change from a linear model, which over consumes resources, to a circular model, aiming to recycle and recover them for future use.
A worldwide leader

Shaping a sustainable environment now

In a fast growing world, our society is facing many challenges. Climate change, galloping urbanisation and changing lifestyles are all contributing to the increased scarcity and deterioration of the natural resources which are essential to life and to the future. It has now become essential to develop new growth models which consume fewer resources. This ambition is at the heart of SUEZ’s strategy. Every day, we help our customers to use and recover resources instead of consuming them. The circular economy is indispensable and we are one of its leaders.

Our purpose

For 160 years, water, sanitation, waste collection and recovery activities and services have been essential. SUEZ draws on the expertise it has been developing since the late 19th century to help people constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth.

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Our ambition

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.

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Our strategy

The ambition of “Shaping SUEZ 2030” is to make SUEZ the worldwide leader in environmental services. In this perpetually changing world where natural resources are becoming scarcer, SUEZ is committed to the smart and sustainable management of resources through four growth accelerators: waste recovery towards a circular economy, digitalisation, developing integrated solutions for industry and environmental transition on an international scale.

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Our global footprint

With 89,352 employees engaged in all 5 continents, SUEZ supports local authorities and industrials in the efficient , innovative and sustainable management of their resources all over the world.

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Our history

For over 150 years, SUEZ has accompanied the great revolutions of our societies, at the service of human progress. From the construction of the SUEZ Canal through the revolutions of hygiene and public health, urban comfort and currently the resource, our solutions and technologies have accompanied cities and industries to meet the challenges of urban and demographic growth.

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Key figures

A world leader in the smart and sustainable resource management






+450 000

industrial and business customers



revenue in 2019



m3 of drinking water produced worldwide



m3 of drinking water distributed



m3 of reused wastewater per year*


of wastewater depolluted



people benefiting from waste collection services

over 45


tonnes of waste treated


tonnes of hazardous waste treated


tonnes of recovered materials from sorting centers