About us

Group Overview

Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to materials with a focus on waste recovery, water and energy to promote the transition toward a circular economy.

Veolia's 174,000 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment. 

To this end, the company designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world. 

 

 

€24.96 billion in revenue

 

3 core businesses: Water, Waste Management & Energy Services

 

174,000 employees
around the world

WaterWater

 •  100 million people supplied with drinking water

 •  63 million people connected to wastewater networks

 •  4,245 water production plants managed

 •  3,303 wastewater treatment plants managed

EnergyEnergy

 •  779 district and local heating and cooling networks

 •  53 million MWh produced

•  3.4 million multi-family housing units managed

 •  2,027 industrial facilities managed

 

WasteWaste

 •  Collection services for more than 39 million people on behalf of local authorities

 •  553,500 business customers 

 •  42.9 million metric tons of treated waste

 •  601 treatment plants operated


SEVEN GROWTH MARKETS

Veolia has identified seven key growth markets, representing sectors with significant potential to generate revenue, in which resource strain drives growing demand for narrowly specialized expertise. These sectors are opening up new opportunities for environmental services in which Veolia already provides benchmark solutions:

  • The circular economy, to tackle the problem of dwindling raw materials, water and energy resources
  • Innovative solutions to improve life in cities and related services
  • Treating the most challenging types of pollution, such as toxic waste, treatment sludge and contaminated wastewater
  • Decommissioning services for oil rigs, ships, aircraft and nuclear plants
  • The food & beverage industry, ensuring compliance with stringent standards on health, safety and quality
  • Mining, which requires extensive resources
  • The oil & gas industry, governed by increasingly demanding environmental standards



Business activities

Veolia designs and delivers services that are vital to human development and sustainable performance through three complementary business activities: water management, waste management and energy services. The company provides innovative, sustainable solutions to improve people's everyday lives and protect future resources.

WATER MANAGEMENT

Water is our lifeblood. Yet resources are unevenly distributed around the globe with significant differences in quality. 60% of the world's freshwater resources are split between just 10 countries.

  • Veolia makes water fit for drinking, gets it to where it is needed, collects it once used, treats it then recycles it for household and business use.
  • From pilot initiatives to operations on an industrial scale, Veolia treats wastewater to make it suitable for consumption and reclaims it for use in areas such as power generation and fertilizer production.
  • In addition to its comprehensive management of the different stages of the water cycle for household use and industrial processes, Veolia continues to innovate and raise awareness to reduce waste and produce viable, alternative resources on a broad scale.
 

ENERGY SERVICES

The ability to provide cleaner, more accessible, more sustainable energy sources is a key challenge in the drive to tackle issues related to climate change, volatile prices and dwindling resources.
 
  • Veolia provides the blueprint for a low-carbon, circular economy by promoting more efficient consumption and turning waste into a resource through the use of biomass.
  • Veolia partners industry in its search for improved environmental and economic performance, working alongside stakeholders to devise new industrial processes using new, greener, more sustainable energy sources.
  • Veolia is actively involved in developing complex urban services through measures such as combined management of water, energy and waste services.
 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste volume and related risks entail growing environmental, economic and health costs, making sustainable management a crucial cornerstone of any future economic model.
 
  • Veolia collects, sorts, treats and recycles millions of tons of municipal and industrial waste every year. An increasing amount of this waste is looped back into new consumption and production cycles.
  • In addition to its wide-ranging waste management services, Veolia continues to develop biomass production, using organic waste as a resource for industrial production processes and municipal services.
  • Veolia has acquired unparalleled expertise in preventing and treating complex sources of pollution in areas such as soil remediation and decommissioning solutions for end-of-life industrial infrastructure and facilities.