Weekly Outstanding Work

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What is the 'Weekly Outstanding Work' award?

This is a weekly award to reward the top writers in the Impaakt community.

Without their contribution to measuring the impact of companies', we wouldn't be able to produce the impact scores that we do today and share with the world, the environmental and social impact of business.

Hundreds of impact analyses are published every week on our platform, and this award highlights the very best work. They are chosen based on the importance of the topic, the quality of the writing as well as the unique voice that the writer has brought to this issue.

Read on to find this week's winner.

"In 2019, Suez provided safe drinking water and sanitation services for 41.4 million people.”


Written by
: Amit Kejriwal
Company: Suez
SDG 6:
Clean Water and Sanitation


Feedback from the reviewing team:


"Amit has done a great job at analysing the impact that Suez is having on the planet with its water services, we found the statistics shared about disease prevention particularly poignant and relevant when relating it to their initiatives in countries in need of clean water."

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"In 2019, Suez provided safe drinking water and sanitation services for 41.4 million people”

Having access to safe drinking water is a universally fundamental need and right of every human being. However, presently, around 2.2 billion people are deprived of safely managed drinking water services and around 4.2 billion people do not have access to safe sanitation services1. 88% of the deaths from diarrheal diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water and a lack of hygiene 4. Around 801,000 children under 5 years of age die from diarrhea each year4.

Suez, being a global water and waste management solution provider, is always searching for innovative solutions to increase its resource management's efficiency and sustainability2.

To improve the access to essential services such as drinking water and sanitation, the company allocated €4 million to the Foundation SUEZ in 2019. The fund is dedicated to supporting 30 essential service improvement projects in countries whose water needs are the greatest3;p50.



Suez water sanitation analysis


In 2019, Suez withdrew 5803 Mm3 of water, most of it coming from surface water (4,497 Mm3). Furthermore, the company produced 4,658 Mm3 of drinking water out of its total withdrawal, which enabled it to distribute 3,710 Mm3 of drinking water in 20193;p56.

At least 9.1% of the disease around the world, can be prevented and 6.3% of all deaths can be avoided by improving the access to safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation4. Through the services Suez provides in developing countries, around 41.4 million people are getting access to clean sanitation and drinking water3;p26. In countries like Senegal, in which more than 3 million people don't have access to basic water (1 in every 4) 5, Suez produces over 130,000 m3 of drinking water/day and has planned to further expand the plan, in order to produce over 200,000 m3/day6.

Overall, Suez has shown its efficiency in providing safe drinking water and sanitation services to people in need. Its state-of-the-art technology and effective water management systems provide safe drinking water to millions of people.


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