A LEADER IN ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT HAS SET ITSELF THE GOAL OF STRENGTHENING ITS POSITION AS A LEADING PLAYER, BY OFFERING ITS CLIENTS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND RECONCILING ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE.
Sustainable development is at the heart of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s strategy. The Group seeks to offer its clients solutions to jointly engage in another type of growth, green growth, more respectful of humans, promoting the circular economy. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s strategy naturally falls within the broader context of the GDF SUEZ Group’s strategy. The supply and distribution of drinking water, sanitation services and the recovery and elimination of waste are part of the services that are essential to people’s wellbeing, the proper functioning of business and are true challenges in certain regions of the world. The demand for these services, their widespread distribution and efforts to improve their quality will continue to advance over time. While offering high-quality services in the water and waste management sectors, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT assists its clients in sustainably managing resources and reducing their environmental impact. The Group also offers solutions to optimize energy consumption and solutions combining environmental protection and renewable energy production.
The severe deterioration in the economic environment, which we experienced in 2008 and 2009, highlighted the existence of certain risks and caused them to emerge once again. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT was forced to anticipate them and prevent them, specifically through active coordination between the risk management, internal control and internal audit units, whose progress plans are monitored by the Audit Committee. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT also proved that its model allowed it to seize strategic opportunities, despite economic conditions. As illustrations, development continued both in Europe and internationally, and hybrid debt was successfully issued. The Audit Committee reviewed and validated these deals submitted by management.
First of all, the Audit Committee will seek to guarantee the accuracy and honesty of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s corporate and consolidated financial statement. It will also monitor the financial strategy adopted by the Group.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT’s business lines are local in nature. As a local player, the Group relies on its ability to adapt to the various contexts encountered by its teams everywhere in the world. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT seeks to consolidate and strengthen its historic base in Europe by offering even higher-quality solutions. The goal is to meet the needs of these mature markets in terms of environmental performance, through its high value-added services.
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is also very active in three major markets: the United States, China and Australia. These three regions constitute areas of priority development for the Group internationally. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is very well positioned there and is a recognized environmental player. The Group seeks to strengthen its activities selectively. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT