All of Veolia Environnement's actions promote greater protection and better use of resources. That includes three key activities we've undertaken: conserving raw materials by recycling waste, protecting energy resources by developing production and use of renewable/alternative energy sources, and easing the strain on water resources.
Population growth and urban sprawl have made sustainable management of water resources a global challenge: fresh water is scarce in some countries and, in many cases, resources need to be protected.
Veolia Water specializes in producing drinking water while conserving resources. This includes limiting the risk of chronic or accidental pollution, treating wastewater, saving water by working to prevent leaks in the supply network, and making end users more aware of their responsibilities.
Preserving energy resources
Veolia Transdev has implemented a number of different solutions to offset the increasing scarcity of energy resources. Measures include curbing hydrocarbons by promoting public transportation and new energy sources such as biofuels.
At the same time, Veolia Energy-Dalkia offers solutions that improve production while cutting back on fossil fuels. Examples include designing more energy-efficient networks and using renewable/alternative power sources like biomass, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, biogas, and geothermal energy.
Conserving raw materials
Preserving resources also means making use of recycled secondary raw materials, including paper and cardboard, wood, glass, plastic, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This is where Veolia Environmental Services comes in. Some of the division's activities, such as landfilling, incineration and composting, provide waste-to-energy solutions.
What's more, Veolia Environnement is committed to better managing the impact of its tertiary sites.
The company is constructing zero-energy buildings based on sustainable construction standards. It is also rationalizing procurement, with our head office leading the way. Veolia has renewed its fleet of light vehicles and embarked on a range of initiatives around the world to save water, optimize energy consumption, curb emissions from private transportation and recycle waste.