of Europeans think that as much
importance should be given to social
and environmental criteria as to economic
criteria to measure a country progress
The social economy represents
of GDP in France
companies in 10
make use of the sheltered employment sector
Commitment 9 : contribute to a responsible economy through local employment and development
Contributing to sustainable and balanced regional development entails working with operators who play a key role in ensuring the vitality of the regions : not only SMEs, but also structures in the social integration and sheltered employment sectors, who work to promote a socially inclusive economy.
Every year, produce a case study on the economic and social impacts of the activities of the Group in a region and publish it in our Sustainable Development report.
Contribute to the balanced development of regions by favouring local suppliers (1) and structures employing disabled people (2).
(1) Indicator used: percentage of purchases made from regional SMEs.
(2) Indicator used: amount of purchases entrusted to suppliers employing disabled people.
Percentage of purchases made from SMEs
(as a %)
(1) − Results restated by the INSEE according to the SME Pact methodology - Perimeter France
Value of purchases made from the sheltered employment sector
OUR COMMITMENTS IN ACTIONS
Finding a place for waste pickers in a rehabilitation project for a household waste landfill and recycling facility
Located 5 kilometres from the city centre, the Meknes landfill facility has been operated in an uncontrolled way since 2002. Covering a surface of approximately...
Supporting SMEs in the purchasing processes practised by large groups
For some small businesses, the purchasing processes of a large industrial group like SUEZ environnement can be long and complex. A one-on-one...
ACCEO, a solution developed with an SME to allow access to information for deaf and hearingimpaired employees and customers
Back in 2006, SUEZ environnement began working on a system it could introduce to enable deaf and hearing-impaired employees working in customer services...