STATUTORY AUDITORS’ REPORT ON THE REVIEW OF SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010
At the request of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY and in our capacity as the company’s Statutory Auditors, we performed a review with the aim of providing moderate and reasonable assurance on social and environmental indicators selected by SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY and identified by the symbols • or •• on pages 118-23 for the 2010 financial year and at Group level (the “data”).
The data was prepared under the responsibility of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY senior management in accordance with the following internal reporting criteria:
We conducted our review in accordance with the applicable professional guidelines.
We performed the following procedures, which led to a moderate level of assurance that the selected data 1, indicated by the symbol, contain no material anomalies.
A higher level of assurance would have required more extensive work. These procedures concern the data consolidated at Group level; consideration was not given to their related coverage.
For data 2 identified by the symbol ••, the degree of accuracy in the measurements and the execution of similar but more extensive procedures than those described above, particularly with regard to sampling, allow us to express reasonable assurance.
To assist us in our work, we relied on our firm’s experts on environment and sustainable development, under the responsibility of Mr. Éric Duvaud.
We offer the following comments on the reporting process for SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT COMPANY’s environmental and social data:
The application of procedures has advanced, based especially on efforts to train and make people aware of the network of contributors to environmental reports. However, the proper application of reporting and control procedures still needs to be improved among certain entities and regional offices.
Efforts to enhance internal control and formalize