Veolia Environnement believes that any ethical lapse in any part of the company anywhere in the world could reflect negatively on the company as a whole, either by undermining client and partner trust, preventing staff from working together in harmony or damaging the company's image.
The Ethics Committee was created in 2004 and is tasked with ensuring the application of best practices with regard to technical, financial, environmental and social issues.
Role of the Ethics Committee
The Ethics Committee functions independently of management and strives to work in perfect harmony with all Veolia Environnement employees.
The Ethics Committee adheres to specific rules and values. It guarantees full confidentiality to anyone who requests it. However, the committee will not follow up on "complaints" or anonymous tips if the whistleblower refuses to reveal his or her identity after the initial contact. Ethics Committee members are there to help all employees do more to affirm and put into practice the principles and values Veolia believes in, which are our strength.
Contacting the Ethics Committee
- Comité d'Ethique
36-38 avenue Kleber
75116 Paris, France
Cases can be referred to the committee by sending an e-mail to a dedicated mailbox, email@example.com. It is a secure address, whose contents can be read only by committee members.
Committee members may also be contacted individually:
- Bernard Portnoi
Chairman of the Ethics Committee since 2004.
20 years with Compagnie Générale des Eaux, former Vice President, Administration & Legal Affairs.
- Dinah Louda
Joined the Group in 2006 as Communications Director of Veolia Water and member of Executive Committee. Since 2011 Dinah Louda is Advisor in international relations for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environnement.
- Armand Burfin
30 years in Veolia's Energy division, former Dalkia CEO.
- Jean-Claude Douvry
25 years at Veolia Environnement. Former Chief Executive Officer then Chairman of SADE for 16 years. Honorary Chairman since June 2007.