Our commitments to fight climate change

The Climate pillar of the Group’s 2023-2027 Sustainable Development Roadmap was developed through a global approach, based on 3 levers: reducing the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions,  strengthening its commitment to producing green energy from our activities and increasing the share of renewable energy in the Group’s consumption. We know the trajectory we must follow, and we will do what it takes to achieve it.
Our commitments

Contribute to decarbonizing energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting our most exposed sites to climate change

Our "Climate" approach is based on 3 levers and 6 commitments: 
Contributing to energy decarbonization



Targets (1)

Make our own energy consumption more sustainable

Share of sustainable electricity consumption over total electricity consumption (%)

Group: 70 %
Europe : 100 %
by 2030

Maintain European electricity self sufficiency

Share of electricity production (from waste or renewables) (MWh) over electricity consumption (MWh) in Europe

> 1 by 2027

Contribute to the low carbon energy transition in communities

Share of GHG avoided from energy production over GHG emitted by energy consumption

> 1 by 2027

Decarbonizing SUEZ value chain



Targets (1)

Reducing GHG Scope 1 & 2

Water activities

- 39 % by 2030

Waste (excl. Energy from Waste (2)) activities

- 26 % by 2030

Energy from Waste (2) activities

- 2 % (3) by 2030

Energy from Waste (2) activities: investment in carbon capture

Tens of millions investment for carbon capture by 2030

Reduce SUEZ Scope 3 emissions

Share of Scope 3 covered by GHG mitigation action plans

50% of Scope 3 covered by an action plan by 2030

Adapting all priority and vulnerable sites to climate change



Target (1)

Adapt all priority and vulnerable sites to climate change

Share of priority and vulnerable sites with a defined and financed action plan

100 % by 2027

Our commitments are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our actions

We are already taking action!

In Cairo, we are making one of Africa’s largest wastewater treatment plants energy self-sufficient

In Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant, we not only treat the effluents of the 5 millions Cairo inhabitants, but also recover the sludge from this wastewater to produce gas which is then transformed into electricity. Each year, this avoids the emission of 28,000 tons of carbon equivalent.
1 million
wastewater treated daily
65 %
energy self-sufficiency
thanks to sewage sludge treatment and in addition reuse of wastewater treated for irrigation

We are producing green gas made in Marseille

The Géolide plant treats 200,000 m3 of wastewater daily, totaling 76 million m3 per year. In addition, we are now producing biomethane locally from this wastewater and directly reinjecting renewable gas into the network. This results in greater self-sufficiency, increased savings and reduced GHG emissions. While this does not change the daily practices of the region’s 2 million inhabitants, it does have a positive impact on their present and future quality of life.
- 30 %
GHG through biomethane production
i.e., 8,000 inhabitants supplied with renewable energy
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(1) All our figures concern the SUEZ scope as of February 1, 2022, excluding the recent acquisitions of SUEZ R&R UK, IWS and EnviroServ. Our 2030 commitments fully integrate these entities into our climate trajectory. They exclude future acquisitions and changes in the Group's scope of consolidation during the period which would automatically increase or decrease absolute GHG emissions. For future acquisitions, SUEZ is committed to considerably improve the climate trajectory of the relevant entities, adapting them to each scope and business.
(2) Non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) incineration.
(3) This target will be revised upwards depending on the inclusion of the incineration activity into the EU-ETS system and the construction of a GHG waste trajectory.