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Veolia Environmental Services North America Named Partner In U.S. Department Of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Program

03/5/12  • Waste
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CHICAGO (March 5, 2012) – Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is pleased to announce it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership program. The objective of the partnership is to engage companies that operate large fleets in multiple states to work with the DOE’s Clean Cities initiative to reduce overall petroleum consumption.

“We are very pleased to begin our venture with the National Clean Fleets Partnership, as Veolia is dedicated to reducing petroleum use and emissions through route optimization, alternative fuels and hybridization. We are always seeking additional ways to increase our company’s sustainability and the support of this organization will help us be successful in reaching our goals,” said Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc, the company’s waste and recycling collection, transport and disposal business unit.

The initiative provides fleets with specialized resources so they can successfully incorporate alternative fuels and fuel-saving measures into their operations. The National Clean Fleets Partnership was developed with input from fleet managers, industry representatives and the DOE’s Clean Cities coordinators.

Veolia Environmental Services North America maintains a fleet of more than 5,000 trucks, heavy equipment and support vehicles across 28 states. As of 2012, Veolia operates four CNG fueling stations and over 100 compressed natural gas-powered refuse collection and support vehicles.

The Partnership is open to fleets that own or have contractual control over at least 50 percent of their vehicles and have vehicles operating in multiple states. The company then works with the Clean Cities organization to develop a petroleum use reduction strategy that meets its needs and goals.

 

About Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.

Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery and the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection to treatment, recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative, efficient and sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial clients. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With employees in 77 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of over $46 billion in 2010. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolia.com and www.VeoliaES.com.

 

PRESS CONTACTS

Denisse Ike, Veolia Environmental Services North America
Tel: 312 552 2882
Denisse.ike@veoliaes.com

Adrienne Legath, On Ideas
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