Global healthcare company Sanofi has signed an agreement with French utility Suez Environnement to optimize the economic and environmental performance of manufacturing sites of the company in France and abroad.
Under the agreement — currently for three years — SUEZ environnement will provide customized solutions to improve energy efficiency of Sanofi sites.
The solutions would optimizing the operation of water and waste treatment systems besides the waste-to-energy performance at the sites.
Conservation of water resources, through water management, treatment and recycling would be developed at the sites.
According to a statement, Sanofi already has two sites in France covered by the agreement. At the first site — a biochemicals site in Saint-Aubin-lÃ¨s-Elbeuf — the focus is on modernizing and expanding capacity of the wastewater treatment station at the. The second site — a chemicals site in Sisteron — is focused on building a waste-to-energy and volatile organic compound treatment unit.
Olivier Brandicourt, the CEO of Sanofi, has stated that the company was has managing environmental impact among its high-priority objectives.
“This agreement with SUEZ environnement will enable us to implement state-of-the-art technologies that will help make our water and waste management processes more eco-friendly,” he said.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, the CEO of SUEZ environnement pointed out that industries are including strategies for conservation of resources, such as water, as key factors influencing their competitiveness.
SUEZ works to support industrial companies in sustainably managing their resources.
According to a statement, it supplies 92 million people with drinking water, provides 65 million with sanitation services, and offers waste collection services to nearly 50 million people.
Each year, the company recovers 14 million metric tons of waste and produces 5,138 GWh of local renewable energy. In 2014, the company registered sales of 14.3 billion euros.
Ajith Kumar S