Corporate Social Responsibility

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is committed to providing high-quality environmental services and solutions around the globe. As a public utility company and an economic player at the local level, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT considers its social responsibility within the community to be an essential part of its mission. We are firmly committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. In China we have fully embraced corporate social responsibility as a core tenant of our organization and actively participate in social welfare activities.

SUEZ Foundation

Since 2003, SUEZ Foundation for children in adversity has supported “Colors of China”. The main objective of this association is to provide all young girls living in the area of the Great Miao Mountains of Guangxi, access to elementary school education for six years. It also enables those who excel to continue with secondary education.

 

In 2003, SUEZ Foundation financed the construction of a dormitory for girls at the secondary school in Danian, in the north of Guangxi Province.

 

Since the beginning of 2005, SUEZ Foundation established a partnership with “Handicap International Belgium” to support handicapped children in the China’s orphanages.

 

SUEZ Foundation also financed the creation of eight training schools for the auxiliary nursing staff who work in the orphanage in Chongqing region.

Aquassistance

Aquassistance is a humanitarian association that pulls together some SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT staff who volunteer their time and expertise to assist those in need. Originally developed in our headquarters, Aquassistance has been rolled out in many of the markets in which we operate and provides aid and equipment related to water, environment, and waste. In collaboration with Aquassistance in France and our subsidiaries in China, SUEZ ENVIRONNMENT sent four water treatment units from France and delegated two French experts to support a local Chinese team to relieve water supply and help victims of the Sichuan earthquake.

 

In Guangdong Province, Aquassistance has worked on a project in Cha Gan, Leprosy Village. The mission was to improve the quality of the lives of the lepers, to provide expertise on the existing water supply network and evaluate its viability and repair costs. By the end of 2006, they rehabilitated the pumping station; built up new water tanks as well as renewed two thirds of the distribution network. Inhabitants of the village now have continuous distribution of pressured water to the public tap as well as inside the care centre.