Corporate responsibility

COP 21

The 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) will take place in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 11, 2015.  

It will bring together businesses, NGOs and governments from around the world to approve a universal agreement on climate in order to prevent the disruption from climate change that we are all facing.

Veolia is committed to tackling climate change, working every day to decrease emissions and preserve and replenish natural resources. Our technical expertise creates innovative solutions which preserve water, waste and materials across the region.

In the lead up to COP 21, Veolia has chosen to raise awareness about the ability of its business lines to provide concrete solutions that not only help preserve the planet’s resources but also invent new ones.

Using a direct, optimistic and cheerful approach, the new multi-media campaign (posters, press and TV) is illustrated by the British artist duo Rude and features five iconic solutions reflecting Veolia's ability to offer low carbon solutions and position itself as a circular economy pioneer.

Veolia and the climate: web special
Find out more about Veolia's group-wide COP21 strategy as well as current news and events around climate issues.
Aiming at sharing our commitments and our solutions, this section holds a blog to enhance a real discussion with stakeholders.

Let's partner on climate action. Now!
Under the slogan "Let's partner on climate action. Now!", CEOs from 43 leading international groups in 20 different sectors with operations in over 150 countries, jointly generating over $1.2 trillion dollars in revenue in 2014, launched a joint initiative to lay down the bases for a global and responsible agreement on the climate. They all signed an open letter to be sent to world leaders, inviting them to take hands-on decisions at the COP 21 climate conference. Veolia CEO, Antoine Frérot, acting on behalf of our Group, is one of the members of the call published and relayed in the Financial Times.
More info about this initiative can be found in the Press Release.

Top 20 Solutions for Climate
In the coming months, Veolia aims at communicating our status as circular economy operator. For this, 20 Veolia solutions have been chosen according to a number of criteria, including the most equitable representation of our geographies, our activities and our expertise. Among these initiatives, the Energy Saving Center by Veolia Middle East  has been selected. This innovative energy efficiency management tool helps reducing energy use in buildings – helping to lower carbon emissions. It is placed in Dubai, UAE, and operated by Enova. 

COP21 Solutions Hub:
Several Veolia initiatives have been placed on the COP21 Solutions Hub
Video: Let's partner on climate action