As one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, we’ve assembled a multi-talented team of employees throughout North America.
Diversity and Inclusion are vital parts of our DNA. While discussion usually revolves around the importance of diversity, SUEZ understands that inclusion is equally as important, if not more so. We’ve made it our mission as a socially responsible company to foster a culture of inclusion and acceptance, where all employees are engaged and free to embrace their uniqueness.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council strives to maintain an environment of inclusion that embraces everyone regardless of his or her race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, thinking style, religion, etc.
In addition to governing our Business Resource Groups, the Council drives and supports SUEZ’ overall Diversity and Inclusion Strategy by offering an array of perspectives and insights that keep diversity of thought at our forefront.
2018 Diversity and Inclusion Council
That’s why we pause to celebrate leadership and collaboration with our annual Bergis Mamudi Diversity and Inclusion Award.
In honor of a dedicated colleague and advocate for a diverse and inclusive workplace, we recognize pioneers who incorporate these principles both at work and in their communities. We urge colleagues to nominate an individual, department or business unit in one of these areas:
In 2017, an extraordinary SUEZ team received our prestigious Bergis Mamudi Award in the category of Community.
Located in Piermont, New York, Hudson Valley P-TECH is an integrated, six-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) high school that offers a rigorous academic curriculum, targeted technical training and comprehensive workplace learning to allow at-risk students to graduate with an associate degree at no cost to their families.
In 2017, SUEZ team members in Rockland County, New York, volunteered their time to work closely with P-TECH students, acting as professional mentors and guest lecturers, and even hosted a trip to our Lake DeForest Water Treatment Plant. Students participated in a special water/wastewater-industry project, and used their newly gained knowledge to provide educated recommendations at the end of the program. Without the personalized attention provided by the SUEZ volunteers in conjunction with the P-TECH faculty, the students might not have had to opportunity to receive real-world work experience and graduate from the STEM program.
To give the Rockland County team kudos for serving their community and making a difference, SUEZ issued them the award.
We do this by providing professional and personal development opportunities for all employees through networking, training seminars, special events and more. They also provide employees an opportunity to grow their leadership skills.
Employees may join as many groups as they choose, and are encouraged to suggest additional groups that would advance our mission to promote Diversity and Inclusion.