Help our clients to better manage the water cycle as a whole

Help our clients to better manage the water cycle as a whole

  • Overview


    SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT ambitions to help its customers adapting to water stress, by managing, preserving and renewing water resources, and by protecting cities from floods and surge storms.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2016 – Reduce losses from drinking water networks to avoid wasting a volume of water equivalent to the annual consumption of a town with 2 million inhabitants.

    • 2016 – Aim to equip over 20% of our clients with smart meters.

    • 2016 – Increase the reuse of treated waste water.

    • Details

      In addition to applying the regulations in force in relation to the quality of drinking water, treatment of wastewater and the prevention of pollution in natural environmnents, we are committed to running voluntary research programmes on emerging pollutants (for example new micro-pollutants such as residue from pharmaceutical substances), sharing the results of this research with the authorities aand the legislator, and proposing appropriate prevention plans.
      • We promote the development of alternative water resources by encouraging our clients to implement this where possible and applicable (reuse of wastewater after treatment by purification plants, recovery of rainwater, desalination, etc.).
      • We contribute to noticeably limiting losses in drinking water networks by deploying tools which enable better knowledge of assets (plants, pumps, pipelines…) and by developing advanced leak detection technology (acoustic detection sensors for example).
      • We encourage the management of water consumption through awareness-raising campaigns, the circulation of client information, the installation of smart meters and the development of new consumption operating tools (especially smart meter), as well as by proposing the implementation of tailored price setting to local authorities.
      • We help our clients to adapt to the effects of climate change, especially through our expertise in hydraulic and climatic model design, and our engineering advice on creating urban developments which are more resilient to the effects of extreme weather events conditions.

      Supporting resources

      Employees, clients, local authorities, legislators, academic world, associations, civil society.

      Sustainable Development Goals
      6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Human Rights; Peace; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Water and Sanitation
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Gas, water & multiutilities
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented


      Open to additional partners

      This commitment is open to additional partners. Please contact to indicate your interest.

      Names of committing organisations

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.