Jon Freedman, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, tapped to serve on Environmental Financial Advisory Board
SUEZ is pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Jon Freedman, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs to its Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB).
Established in 1989 as a chartered federal advisory committee, the EFAB provides expert advice on environmental financing approaches from state and local governments, financial service companies, industry sectors and nongovernmental organizations. EFAB’s work focuses on lowering the cost of environmental protection, removing financial and programmatic barriers that raise costs, increasing public and private contribution in environmental facilities and services and building state and local financial ability to comply with environmental programs.
“EPA values the insights provided by EFAB members, who bring a wealth of experience in finance and investment to the agency,” said U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “I am grateful for their willingness to help us continue protecting public health and the environment using financially sound methods.”
Freedman, based in Washington, D.C., leads government affairs for SUEZ North America across the United States and Canada, and for SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions across the globe. He joins 32 other EFAB members chosen from governmental, environmental and financial organizations. “I am looking forward to working with so many great people from the public and private sectors to help the EPA achieve its important mission of protecting the environment,” said Freedman.
“SUEZ is grateful for the opportunity to work with the EFAB to protect our natural resources. Business, government and nongovernmental groups must work together to ensure the quality of our environment and our resources in the future,” said Nadine Leslie, CEO of SUEZ North America, headquartered in Paramus, NJ.
“When you combine the expertise from both the private and public sectors, organizations can accomplish great things for the planet and for our natural resources,” said Yuvbir Singh, CEO for SUEZ’ Water Technologies & Solutions business. “It is great to see a SUEZ executive, who has been a driver of policy change for the environment, selected to join this very important EPA board.”
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,000 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and 460 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 6,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2019 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimizing municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of €18.0 billion in 2019.