Mitigate climate change

Mitigate climate change

  • Overview

    Summary

    In order to mitigate climate change, Suez is committing to reduce its own greenhouse gases emissions by 30% in 2030 compared with 2014, and to contribute to avoiding 60 million tonnes of greenhouse gases for its customers by 2020 through material and energy recovery from waste and wastewater.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 2020 – Contribute to avoiding 60 million tonnes of greenhouse gases emissions for Suez customers by 2020 through circular economy

      In 2014, the activities of the Suez contributed to avoiding 8.9 million tonnes of greenhouse gases emissions for its customers through material and energy recovery from waste and wastewater. This new target adopted by the Group will bring to 10 million tonnes in average its contribution to avoided emissions for the 2015-2020 period. It is based on the strengthening of the Group’s offer with regards to material recovery and energy recovery from waste and wastewater. It also relies on the reinforcement of biogas recovery opportunities from the treatment of waste and wastewater, for which the Group intends to increase its production by 30 to 50% in the next 5 years.

    • 2030 – Reduce the Group’s own greenhouse gases emissions by 30% in 2030 compared with 2014

      This target, measured against the direct and indirect greenhouse gases emissions of Suez for 2014 (7.88 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent) will be reached through:
      - the equipment of 100% of landfill facilities with biogas collection, treatment and recovery systems ;
      - the reinforcement of the “clean energy vehicle” policy of the Group as well as the optimization of waste collection logistics ;
      - the increase in the energy performance of the Group’s activities, notably through energy self-consumption of waste to energy plants, and the decrease in carbon intensity of water distribution and wastewater treatment activities.

    • Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Poverty; 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
      GLOBAL

      Partners

      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.