Veolia Environnement strives to set the standard in social performance. The company monitors and manages its human resources using a series of 200 measurement indicators gathered and compiled by over 900 correspondents in 77 countries. Veolia Environnement is considered to be one of the leading CAC 40 companies for the comprehensiveness and quality of its social data.
331,266 employees worldwide
263,288 men / 67,978 women, i.e. 20.5% of the total workforce
The company had 331,266 employees worldwide at year-end 2011. The nature of its activities means that 62% of Veolia Environnement's employees are manual workers. This helps explain why women account for a small percentage of the total workforce. Even so, under its active policy to encourage diversity, Veolia is committed to increasing the number of women it employs.
Breakdown by type of contract (Dec. 31, 2011)
The company's human resources policy hinges on a determination to promote employee loyalty. Over 90% of our employees are on permanent contracts.
The number of fixed-term contracts, part-time contracts and temporary staff is low and stable.
Average annual gross pay has increased and the company actively seeks to promote job mobility.
6.6 million training hours in 2011
Training is a cornerstone of Veolia Environnement's HR policy. The company actively supports mobility and skills development in keeping with each of its business lines. To that end, Veolia provided more than 6 million training hours in 2011, the vast majority of which involved non-managerial categories of employees. More than a third of those training hours focused on safety.
Accident frequency and severity rates continue to decrease
Veolia Environnement makes employee safety a priority. The accident frequency rate continued to decrease in 2011 However, results still differ from one activity to the next.
2,199 collective agreements in place
Veolia Environnement seeks to promote effective labor relations. The company signed more collective bargaining agreements in 2011 (+2.6% vs 2010). These related mainly to compensation agreements, but also included labor relations, health and safety or working conditions. The number of personnel representatives now amounts to 17,162.