SUEZ intends to play a driving role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, particularly the goal relating to water and sanitation (no. 6), but also the goals concerning climate (no. 13) and sustainable production and consumption (no. 12). In this way, SUEZ wishes to reinforce its presence where the needs are greatest.
The SUEZ 2021 Roadmap and its integrated risk and opportunity management process ( p.18) are based on a detailed analysis of the 169 targets in the UN 2030 agenda, illustrated opposite for SDG 6, one of the broadest in scope. Its links with other targets, including those relating to the climate, are no doubt even stronger than the detail of the UN indicators suggests.
Concerned by all the SDGs and almost 70 targets, SUEZ has identified three distinct levels of contribution to the SDGs: areas where its activities can make a strategic contribution (SDGs 6, 12 and 13): SDGs for which SUEZ, as a major French company, needs to be vigilant and to set
an example throughout its value chain (4, 8, 9 and 16); and SDGs for which the Group is committed to grasping opportunities for innovation,
new models and new services for more sustainable forms of development (5, 10, 14, 15, 11 and 17).
SUEZ is determined to strengthen its presence in the countries where the needs are greatest by developing appropriate solutions (such as UCDs pp.29-30). But the political and economic fragility of these regions, rural areas and secondary cities in emerging countries, requires forces to come together on the basis of a robust, shared analysis of needs. Gathering and harmonising data on all the relevant scales remains a huge challenge for all the organisations involved. 2019 will be a key year for the SDGs, as all the states must present their implementation reviews, opening the way for better alignment of budget strategies and the efforts of all players in view of local priorities.
STRATEGY VALUE CREATION STRATEGIC PRIORITIES ACCELERATORS DILEMMAS SDG