Our ambition in India

As SUEZ has progressively transformed its business model from an environmental services company to a circular economy services company, we aim to bring this expertise to the local projects, so that our customers get the benefit over a long period.

The Challenges
Tackling the challenges of 21st century in India
300 million
new urban residents in India by 2050
69.1 million
Cases of water-borne diseases registered in India over five years to 2017. 
43 million
TPA is collected out of which 11.9 million is treated and 31 million is dumped in landfill sites
25 %
of global annual total of groundwater is extracted in India

*Sources - As per figures mentioned in reports published by Lok Sabha, UN, CPCB, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management etc

15,644 MLD
of sewage is generated from 35  metropolitan  cities (more  than  10  Lac  population),  with current treatment  capacity for  8040 MLD only i.e. 51% capacity 
We are facing a significant challenge in resource management. Clearly, we can no more afford to continue like this. It is now time for us to change our perspective and take concrete action further to safeguard and renew our existing resources.
How could we help

Based on our Group’s collective global experience and local know-how, SUEZ is positioned to offer solutions in India that could be tailor-made to customers’ issues, enabling them to achieve the environmental objectives and supporting the economic growth of the region.

Supporting the growth of cities with cutting edge technology

As the established market leader and pioneer in water treatment processes and technologies in India for the past three decades, SUEZ has taken a leading role in shaping and transforming the industry by designing and building state-of-the-art treatment infrastructures and ensuring transfer of international expertise to the country.

From the contemporary to the state-of-the-art, including Ultrafilter/RO membrane-based systems, we offer local authorities with solutions for their water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

As an experienced operator, SUEZ has the expertise that integrates competencies and technologies required for managing and optimizing distribution networks, leakage management, smart network systems, and infrastructure condition diagnosis and assessment. It also includes ensuring water quality in distribution systems.

Ensuring a sustainable water future for industry

With the environmental and regulatory compliance increasingly becoming stringent for industries concerning water, India is evolving as a critical market for industrial water solutions. Fueled by economic growth, the demand for water from industries may rise by two-fold in the next 8-10 years. This is definitely positive news for global water experts like SUEZ which is ready to tap the opportunities with best in class water and wastewater treatment solutions and technology.

In 2017, SUEZ launched Water Technologies and Solutions (WTS), a new business unit dedicated to industrial water. With this, we are ready to support our customers with integrated offerings powered by state-of-the-art digital and smart capabilities that could drive process optimization, expert R&D teams, and strong go-to-market capabilities, to bring new solutions to our customers faster. We understand water will play a key role in economic and industrial growth in our country and with increasing innovation capabilities, we remain committed to continuing to support sustainable industrial growth in India.

Solutions for managing waste responsibly

India has a pressing problem of rising Municipal Solid Waste(MSW), with official figures suggesting 135,198 TPD of waste been generated by the Indian urban population annually. Indian megacities presently generate only 1/4th of per capita MSW as compared to developed countries. This is set to rise by 250% in the next 15 years. Out of this total waste generated currently, only 19% is treated, and 35% is dumped at landfills.

In 2016, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) released a new Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016, which emphasized the promotion of waste to energy plants, among others. The rules mandate all industrial units using fuel and located within 100 km from a solid waste-based Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) plant to make arrangements to replace at least 5 percent of their fuel requirement by RDF so produced. The rules also direct that non-recyclable waste having a calorific value of 1500 K/cal/kg or more shall be utilized for generating energy either through RDF, not disposed of on landfills and can only be utilized for generating energy either or through refuse-derived fuel or by giving away as feedstock for preparing refuse-derived fuel.

SUEZ is a global leader in recycling and recovery of waste and passionately working with cities across the world with a vision of a zero-waste society. In India, SUEZ has the credibility of a trusted partner to several major cities in India as a water infrastructure developer and an Operator. SUEZ is keen to associate itself with these cities for supporting the authorities in developing Waste to Energy Plants. SUEZ has also the capability of recycling hazardous waste and is in the process of identifying Industrial belts and regions to set up plants.