SUEZ Asia Publishes 2019 Sustainability Report

 

Today, SUEZ Asia released its 2019 Sustainability Report covering all its businesses throughout the region.Guided by the Group’s "2017-2021 Sustainable Development Roadmap" that references 14 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the report chronicles the Group's contributions in mitigating the impact of climate change ,increasing renewable energy production,ensuring the sustainable use of water resources, and supporting local SMEs, all with the goal of promoting a low-carbon economy in Asia.

Steve Clark, CEO of SUEZ Asia, said: “The COVID-19 outbreak has increased awareness that sustainable development and ecological balance are closely interlinked. Faced with the challenges of climate change and climate anomalies, society urgently needs to adopt low-carbon circular economy solutions [...]"
 

Promoting a Circular, Low-Carbon Economy

The The SUEZ Group is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.In Asia this commitment has helped mitigate causes of climate change by significantly increasing its renewable renewable energy production by a factor of 6.05,from 2014 levels, exceeding the incremental  target of 5.67.

It has also helped customers prevent 2.36 million tons of GHG emissions. 

 

Creating Shared Value for Society

SUEZ supports customers in achieving achieving environmental transitions through concrete solutions. It has accelerated the digital revolution of water and waste solutions by boosting the number of connected objects by 50%. In procurement, it has raised the proportion of purchases from SMEs to over 70% for its water business and to over 85% for waste. These actions support local development and enhance regional attractiveness.

 

Nurturing a Sustainable Workforce

The Group values diversity and the promotion of safe work environment. The proportion of women in management is now 36%, exceeding the target of 33%. It has launched the SUEZ Women Asia Network (SWAN) to help promote gender equality among employees. Additionally, it has also arranged over 115,074 hours of occupational safety training for employees to ensure workplace safety.

 

Serving our Community

The Group has invested RMB 688 million into serving our community. We actively take part in local activities that promote public awareness of environmental protection, encourage schools to recycle plastics, support beach clean-ups, upcycle from waste, raise funds to support local communities and promote social harmony.

Joey Chio, Chief Corporate Communications and Sustainability Officer of SUEZ Asia, said, "In the past three years, we've worked with partners from around Asia to achieve progress towards our strategic goals. Looking ahead in the next decade, we will remain committed to the Group's targets to slash GHG emissions by 45% and to realize a portfolio of 100% sustainable solutions. We will also prioritize helping customers cut GHG emissions."

 

About Suez in Asia

With a strong presence of 60+ years in Southeast Asia and 40+ years in Greater China, SUEZ is a preferred partner in helping authorities and industrial clients develop water and waster management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environment and economic performances.

With 9,000+ employees and 70+ joint ventures with local partners, the Group has built 460+ water and wastewater plants, with 32+ million people benefiting from our water and waste services.

Today, SUEZ is recognized as one of the most influential companies and a service benchmark in leading the region's environmental industry.

We operate China's first PPP water contract in Macau, one of Asia's largest hazardous waste treatment facilities in Shanghai, as well as a plastic recycling plant in Thailand.

It is also a leader in Hong Kong's waste management industry and delivers environmental services to 20 industrial parks.

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