A leader in environmental solutions


Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them.

In 2021, the Veolia group supplied 79 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 48 million metric tons of waste.

Highlights 2021 

Group Key Figures

79 million people supplied with drinking water

2,750 wastewater treatment plants managed

3,367 drinking water production plants managed 

61 million people connected to wastewater systems

(2021 Key Figures)

435,861 business clients

48 million metric tons of treated waste

691 waste processing facilities operated 

40 million people provided with collection services on behalf of municipalities

(2021 Key Figures)

46,058 thermal installations managed 

583 heating and cooling networks managed

48 million MWh produced

2,211 industrial sites managed

(2021 Key Figures)




The History of Veolia 

Veolia Australia and New Zealand is part of a worldwide Group of companies, with over 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.

Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. 

Our History

1969: Collex Begins

50/50 JV between M Collins & Sons and Yellow Express formed the company Collex Pty Ltd. Collex started with 5 Front Lift Mobile Compactors and 3 Linehaul Transfer Trailers.


1991: Collex Expands

Veolia purchased Collex, as an amalgamation of waste activities for Simsmetal Ltd and Mayne Nickless Ltd.


1993: The Water Age

Veolia Water is incorporated in Australia and New Zealand.


1998: Industrial Services Boom

Within a two year period, the acquisition of three industrial services companies positioned Veolia a major player in heavy industries and mining.


2006: A Global Identity

All global subsidiaries changed corporate identities to the Veolia brand. In October 2006 operation under the name Veolia Environmental Services Australia began.


2007: The Energy Age

Dalkia Energy Services enters the Australian and New Zealand market.


2011-2013: Two Decades of Veolia

Both Veolia Water and Veolia Environmental Services celebrate 20 years of operation in Australia and New Zealand.


2014: One Veolia

In 2014 the integration of Veolia’s Water, waste and energy businesses commenced. With an ambitious target to be a $2Bn organisation by 2020.


2016: A Quarter Century

2016 marked ten years since the global branding of all Veolia subsidiaries. Revenue of $1.45Bn and 4000+ employees.


2019: Impact 2023

Launch of Veolia ANZ 2023 Strategy. Focus on Growth across Water and Sanitation, Liquid & Hazardous Waste Treatment and Solid Waste Treatment.


2020: Uninterrupted Essential Services

Veolia delivers essential services throughout Covid Pandemic. Revenue of $1.7Bn and 4600 employees.

2021: Champion of Ecological Transformation

Veolia launches Ecological Transformation.