GDF SUEZ has announced a change in its name to ENGIE.
Announcing the news, the company said: “As the world changes, all energies change with it. That's why GDF SUEZ is now ENGIE. The world of energy is undergoing profound change. The energy transition has become a global movement, characterised by decarbonisation and the development of renewable energy sources, and by reduced consumption thanks to energy efficiency and the digital revolution. Today, the need is to mobilise all energies, to innovate, gather, and marshal every idea.”
Gerard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, said: "The energy transition is more than ever a reality for which we have both great ambitions and a great responsibility. To meet the new challenges of this reality and to accelerate our development, we have decided to give the Group a new name: ENGIE. It is an easy name and one that is powerful, a name that evokes energy for everyone and in all cultures, a name embodying our values and activities. We thus confirm our new ambition and the dynamics of change that drive our Group. This new name is an expression of our new corporate ambition whose conduct I entrusted to Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer. With a presence in 70 countries throughout the world and across every energy source, ENGIE aspires more than ever to be the benchmark energy player in fast growing markets and the energy transition leader in Europe."
The statement from the company continued: “With this new name, ENGIE upholds that energy is everyone's business: employees, shareholders, partners and customers, because collectively we are energy's architects. We are called upon to act together, to be optimistic, and seek solutions that will change the daily lives of everyone and bring the benefit of greater energy efficiency.”
GDF SUEZ has changed its name to ENGIE.
ENGIE’s new logo includes the rising sun, which is said to symbolise “a new day in the world of energy”.
Valerie Bernis, Executive Vice President in charge of Communications, Marketing and Environmental and Corporate Responsibility, added: "This new name and new logo and the campaign to launch this new identity are messengers of a positive, optimistic and forward-looking vision. The name change symbolises our Group's transformation. ENGIE differentiates us in a globalised market and facilitates our customer approach, closer to the field of action.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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