The disclosure committee was created in 2002. Its meetings are chaired by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
In addition to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the disclosure committee includes members of Veolia’s executive committee, along with the company's key operational and functional directors.
As per its internal regulations, the main duties of the disclosure committee are to oversee the implementation of internal procedures for gathering and verifying information to be made public by the company, to define the procedures for preparing and drafting reports and communications, to review information communicated and to approve the final version of draft reports and communications, in particular the Reference Document and Form 20-F, which are to be filed with the French and U.S. stock exchange authorities, as well as the manner in which they are published, filed and registered.
The disclosure committee meets as often as is necessary to perform its duties and at least twice a year. It meets first before the end of each year to organize and initiate the process of drafting the registration document and Form 20-F for the past fiscal year. It meets again before Form 20-F is filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to approve the content of the report. If necessary, the committee may meet before the announcement of any significant events.