Report highlights key milestones in achieving its sustainability commitments
Veolia North America today announced it has completed its annual Corporate Sustainability Report which featured the results of Veolia’s corporate program that set ambitious goals for different commitments to sustainability.
Veolia Environnement was recognized for its sustainability efforts by multiple industry agencies. In 2017, Veolia was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability index, the most prestigious benchmark for sustainable investors. Awarded “Gold Class” and “Industry Mover” status in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018, Veolia is ranked first out of the 40 largest companies in its sector. In its role as a supplier, Veolia was also awarded the Gold distinction in 2016 as one of the top 5% of companies appraised by Ecovadis, an agency providing CSR assessment of the supply chain.
The report released today highlights places where Veolia demonstrates superior execution and performance for its customers, and helps those in need.
One of Veolia’s prouder moments came in 2017 during the hurricane season that dramatically impacted communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and Texas. Veolia North America and its employees donated badly-needed funds to colleagues impacted by the storms to ensure employees could access basic necessities such as food, water, cleaning supplies, flashlights and batteries. In addition, local employees devoted their time and efforts to help their communities by staffing supply distribution centers, clearing highways, rescuing flood victims from their homes, and volunteering with local emergency responders.
Other success highlighted in the 2017 report include a partnership program with the New York Department of Sanitation to collect household hazardous waste. That partnership was recognized in 2016 for a Service Project award by the National Council for Public Private Partnerships. The report also highlights Veolia’s expanded efforts in operating biomass facilities, including a project in Lumberton, N.C. in which poultry litter and wood chips are being converted into biomass energy. Some 285,000 tons of poultry litter are being converted into energy every year.
"Our customers are facing increasingly complex environmental challenges," said Bill DiCroce, President and CEO of Veolia North America, "Veolia is committed to solving these challenges and delivering innovative, creative solutions for the future. I am proud of the people at Veolia who are committed to finding ways to deliver superior service while protecting our environment."
Read the report to learn how Veolia actively manages customers waste streams, from managing the largest household hazardous waste collection event in the country, to turning chicken litter into heat and power.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to replenish them.
In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017 (USD 30.1 billion). www.veolia.com
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