Enabling and engaging every employee

We work and compete in a challenging environment. If people are to give of their best, we know that we must in turn:

  • Nurture a positive and supportive work culture.
  • Encourage everyone to develop their skills so they can achieve their potential.
  • Reward people for their commitment and performance.


SUEZ is a stimulating and rewarding place to work. And it’s not just us saying that.

A positive place to work

SUEZ in the UK is committed to being a good employer. And that effort is recognised.


SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a Times Top 25 Best Company to Work For 2018. 


We have well-developed people policies and our workforce is highly trained, engaged and motivated.


Many employees also enjoy participating in projects outside their day-to-day work and make a valuable contribution to the business by taking part in our employee forums, working groups and our Giving Something Back community programme.


But we know that we cannot afford to be complacent. We consult our employees and are continually refining and improving our policies.

Develop your skills

Our diverse and challenging business demands a wide and intensive training programme. This offers our staff a wide range opportunities for personal and professional development.


People at all levels benefit. We offer opportunities to re-train for new roles, including technical posts. There are also dedicated programmes for apprentices, graduates and our current and future leaders.


We are extending our e-learning scheme so that more people can use this flexible and fun way to access training. This complements our mix of formal internal and external courses, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring.

provided in 2016


trained in 2016


of e-learning in 2016

Reward for talent and commitment

We operate a fair and equitable pay policy that respects equal opportunities, ensures we remain a competitive and attractive employer, and rewards achievement.


Employees can also take a stake in the company. In 2009, the SUEZ group launched its free shares plan. In 2017, nearly 22,000 employees in 20 participating countries – including the UK – took advantage of the third share offer for employees. This took our employees’ shareholding to 3.8% of the group’s capital, making them third-largest shareholder.

proportion of eligible employees who bought shares in 2017