The World Health Organization claims that 25% of preventable diseases are linked to the environment in which we live. This figure underscores the pressing need to preserve a balanced environment by improving hygiene and reducing pollution in cities.
These concerns are central to Veolia Environnement's business strategy. Through better management of water, transportation, environmental services and energy, the company works on behalf of its customers to create a cleaner, healthier urban fabric that promotes improved environmental health.
Water that meets the highest standards
A regular water supply is an integral part of any campaign to safeguard health, alongside adequate wastewater services. Veolia Water has pooled its cutting-edge technical expertise to provide a multitude of preventive procedures and measures spanning everything from source to supply. The company carries out more than 3 million drinking-water analyses a year worldwide and regularly conducts taste-quality tests. It also offers customers analyses of their own processes.
New mobility solutions
Atmospheric pollution is another cause of deterioration in people's health and living environment. Veolia Transport helps monitor and improve the quality of air in cities by developing mass transit programs and managing systems that run on electricity. The company has made transit inter-modality a cornerstone of its strategy. It helps local transportation authorities design and manage systems while working to make mass transit more attractive and committing to new mobility solutions.
Veolia Environmental Services is instrumental in preventing health risks through its waste-management services and its urban cleaning and sanitation solutions. To measure performance with regard to emissions from waste incineration, the company has adopted the most stringent regulatory yardstick, set by the European Union. In 2009, Veolia Environmental Services was still ahead of its target. It also seeks to reduce air pollution and noise caused by waste collection by introducing innovative equipment and exploring new collection processes.
Innovative energy solutions
In a bid to offer levels of comfort more in tune with the environment, Veolia Energy-Dalkia provides a range of innovative technical solutions in heating, hot water, air conditioning and facilities management. By optimizing prices and seeking to improve energy efficiency wherever possible, the company helps cities get the most out of their energy use while providing an improved living environment.