SUEZ, a CSR Company, member of the Global Compact

  • 2006/06/30
Time period
  • June 2005  –  June 2006
  • SUEZ Communication on Progress 2006

    SUEZ was one of the first companies to sign up to the Global Compact at the time of its launch by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, in 2000.

    The Global Compact’s aim is to encourage dialogue and exchanges of experience on “good practice” regarding sustainable development, among a variety of players (United Nations agencies, private and public corporations, and NGOs).

    The Global Compact’s principles correspond to the SUEZ principles of corporate governance, to its values and key charters. We are committed to adopting, supporting and implementing in our sphere of influence these fundamental principles governing human rights, labor standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption: these are principles at the heart of the Global Compact.

    Historically, the companies that have made up the SUEZ Group, the source of its profits and growth, have endeavored to improve people’s living conditions through the supply of water, gas and electricity, together with the collection, treatment and recycling of waste, while respecting the environment.

    In less than six years, the Global Compact has emerged as a focus for exchanges between the United Nations, the business community, labor unions, and civil society, a place where they can share and promote the values and experiences associated with responsible management.

    In June 2006, the Global Compact had more than 3,300 members (comprising corporations, institutions, and other organizations, including nearly 400 French businesses).

    SUEZ is proud to be a member of the Global Compact and to demonstrate at the international level its values and its commitment to sustainable development.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery
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