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 water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163 000 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, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016.

€24.39 billion in revenue

3 core businesses:
Water, Waste Management
& Energy Services

163,000 employees
around the world



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:  

•  100 million people supplied with water

 •  63 million people connected to wastewater systems

 •  4,245 water production plants managed

 •  3,303 wastewater treatment plants managed


•  779 heating and cooling networks managed

 •  53 million MWh produced

 •  3.4 million collective housing units managed

 •  2,027 industrial facilities managed


 •  39 million people provided with collection services on behalf of municipalities

 •  553,500 business customers (excl. industrial maintenance)

 •  42.9 million metric tons of treated waste

 •  601 waste processing facilities operated