The Fondation SUEZ
Promote social inclusion is our mission. By supporting our partners, we increase access to essential services for disadvantaged populations in developing countries and we fight against social exclusion in France.
Myriam Bincaille-Delegate General of the Fondation SUEZ
Improving the living conditions of populations through access to essential services and social integration and social cohesion
The Fondation SUEZ supports decisive actions in developing countries to develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations, as well as in France in promoting social cohesion through education, culture and sport, and supporting the integration of vulnerable populations via training and employment. Its actions contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Following every project with our partners and stakeholders
Collaborative and committed governance
The management board is chaired by Jean-Louis Chaussade, the president and founder. It defines the strategy, adopts the budget and sets the schedule. It selects the projects for the fund’s support from a list of the projects pre-assessed by the Fonds and the evaluators.
It is composed of thirteen members, representing us at Suez, which contributes to the Fonds SUEZ Initiatives, plus a number of independent members, elected for three years.
Franck Reinhold Von Essen
Marie Trellu Kane
A four-stage selection process
A rewarding innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions system
Our goal is to highlight innovative, effective and accessible projects that are already operational and to facilitate their distribution and replication.
Dominique PinAdministrator of the Fondation
The SUEZ - Institut de France award is given out every two years.
The award ceremony has taken place on the July 3rd 2018 at the Institut de France in Paris. The 2017/2018 winners are:
- The Moroccan association Dar Si Hmad in the Access to Essential Services category. Its project uses the new technology of "CloudFishers©" which collects fog water, stores it and then filters it to supply arid hamlets located outside the drinking water system, in the Moroccan High Atlas.
- The duo of Franco-Ivorian start-ups COLIBA and C+PROPRE in the Social Entrepreneurship category. They offer a solution for waste pre-collection, sorting and recovery in Abidjan, integrating the informal sector.