The history of Veolia : 2000 - 2010

AU TOURNANT DU XXIÈME SIECLE

2000
Initial public offering on the Paris Stock Exchange

Vivendi Environnement is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange on July 20, 2000. Vivendi Universal retains over 70% of the company's stock. A listing on the New York Stock Exchange follows in October 2001.
Veolia and EDF sign a partnership agreement for energy services.

2002-2003
Veolia Environnement

By December 2002, Vivendi Universal's holdings in Vivendi Environnement have been reduced to 20.4%, effectively making Veolia Environnement an independent company.
The company becomes Veolia Environnement in 2003.

2005
A single name: Veolia Environnement

The company's four divisions – water, environmental services, energy and transportation – adopt a single name, Veolia, with a variant for each business activity (Veolia Water, Veolia Environmental Services, Veolia Energy (Dalkia) and Veolia Transport).
Paired with a new logo, the move signals the company's desire to raise its profile and link the divisions in a coherent way.

2009 
The start of a fundamental change

Antoine Frérot takes over as CEO of Veolia Environnement in November 2009 and sets out his goal for the company: “To become the industry standard for environmental solutions.”