It is one of the few players in the sector to develop expert skills in both upstream (engineering, purchasing, operation, maintenance) and downstream (waste management, dismantling) activities.
Engie supplies electricity in 27 countries in Europe and 48 countries worldwide.
The company, formed on 22 July 2008 by the merger of Gaz de France and Suez, traces its origins to the Universal Suez Canal Company founded in 1858 to construct the Suez Canal.
As of 2018, Engie employed 158,505 people worldwide with revenues of €60.6 billion.
Engie is listed on the Euronext exchanges in Paris and Brussels and is a constituent of the CAC 40 index.
Engie was headed from 2016 to 2020 by Isabelle Kocher, who strongly transformed the company, notably by deciding to exit coal activities and by investing massively in renewable energy and energy transition services.
During its General Meeting on 14 May 2020, Engie's board of directors approved its mission statement, which is "to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions".
In 2020 the company's US based retail power marketing entity reported 42,844 customer accounts across 16 states. The breakdown of these accounts was 27,015 residential customer accounts, 13,062 commercial customer accounts, 2,766 industrial customer accounts and one transportation account.