SUEZ SA provides services for the treatment, production and distribution of drinking water. It also offers collection and processing of non-hazardous and hazardous waste, except for nuclear waste and the recycling of waste. The firm operates through the following business segments: Waste Europe, Water Europe, International, and Other. The Waste Europe segment comprises of waste collection and treatment services for local authorities and industrial clients. The International segment is the area in which the group is expanding its business, depending on the opportunities that may arise, in the areas of water, waste and engineering services with a special focus on risk-management resulting from specific local environments by setting up partnerships, entering into hedges, and limiting invested capital or other investments in highly regulated environments. The Other segment segment is mainly made up of holding companies. The company was founded on November 9, 2000 and is headquartered in Paris, France.