Diversity and inclusion
"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day." - Anonymous
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.
At SUEZ, diversity means breaking down barriers and embracing individuals from every walk of life.
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.
Meet the members
2018 Diversity and Inclusion Council
A successful global company is built on diversity of cultures, identities, interests and thinking styles.
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:
- Work Environment
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.
Customers and Community
SUEZ Business Resource Groups ensure an inclusive and open environment.
Which Group Could Be Right for You?
- The Women’s Leadership Network fast-tracks advancement opportunities for all women by helping them achieve success in the community, marketplace and industry.
- The United Veterans Network encourages individuals to recognize the value of military experience and training in the workplace, in addition to supporting veterans’ causes throughout the community.
- LYNC offers opportunities for personal and professional growth including Lunch and Learns, peer coaching and brainstorming sessions, conversations with senior leaders and group volunteering events.
- T.R.A.C.E. (Together for Resource Awareness, Conservation, & Environment) promotes progressive ideas from colleagues to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of our daily activities, whether at work or at home.
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.