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Why work at Veolia?

Our HR promise

Working at Veolia means joining a community where, in addition to an income and respect for health and safety, every individual can find:

  • meaning in their activity;
  • a commitment to a rewarding collective approach;
  • personal fulfilment.
     

Top 5 good reasons for working at Veolia

There are as many good reasons for working at Veolia as there are employees,
some 180,000 *! Here are the top 5.

1. You are committed to ecological transformation
2. You develop your skills to build the future
3. You develop in a healthy and secure work environment
4. You work with respect for rights and diversity
5. You create value for everyone

*as of December 31 2020


1. You are committed to ecological transformation

Joining Veolia means playing an active part in ecological transformation. You are committed to preserving and renewing resources. We put environmental protection at the heart of all methods of production and consumption. We are speeding up the deployment of our solutions and are creating those of tomorrow, with even more impact, recycling, energy efficiency and circular economy. We innovate every day.

391 kt

of plastics recycled in Veolia's processing plants in 2020

€5.2 billion

of turnover earned from the circular economy in 2020

12.8 Mt CO2

eq. of greenhouse gas emissions avoided in 2020

Did you know?

 
In France, one out of every two people sees Veolia as a company that is able to develop and offer innovative solutions to meet the challenges to our resources posed by pollution and climate change.
(Elabe study conducted in November 2020 on a representative sample of 1,002 people)


2. You develop your skills to build the future

Joining Veolia means playing an active part in ecological transformation. You are committed to preserving and renewing resources. We put environmental protection at the heart of all methods of production and consumption. We are speeding up the deployment of our solutions and are creating those of tomorrow, with even more impact, recycling, energy efficiency and circular economy. We innovate every day.

3,270

young work-study students worldwide with Veolia in 2020, including 2,000 in France (with a target of 2,500 in 2023)

17 hours

of training were received on average per year by each employee in 2020

More than 450

young people have attended the Summer School since its creation in 2010


3. You develop in a healthy and secure work environment

In each of our activities, risk prevention is a priority. The most stringent safety standards are our benchmarks. Every day, we strive to do better by training and informing our employees. Our requirement? Take care of them. Protect them. Be mindful of their well-being. Make them adopt best practices in everyday situations. Instil in them the need achieve zero incidents.

0

Every year since 2015 all around the world, Veolia’s International Health and Safety Week in September is organized to raise our employees’ awareness of risk management. The goal? Zero accidents in our workplaces!

6.6

was the frequency rate for accidents in the workplace in 2020

-50 %

At Veolia Ecuador (Interagua), the number of accidents has been halved in 3 years thanks to an awareness campaign entitled "How do you want to see yourself?”. The campaign, which features the fictional character Tomas Aguas, won the 2017 Social Initiatives Award.*


Did you know?

 
On 1 July 2013, our Group became a signatory to the International Labor Organization Seoul Declaration, which recognizes occupational health and safety as a fundamental human right.


4. You work with respect for rights and diversity

Respect for individuals and differences is a prerequisite for a company like ours, whose aim is to meet the critical needs of populations for water, energy and waste processing. Diversity, equal opportunities and the fight against discrimination: at all levels and in all professions, we guarantee respect for fundamental rights. For us, the culture of gender diversity and equality is a pledge of fairness and performance.

87%

was the commitment rate of our staff, as measured by an independent survey

95%

of responses were positive to the following question: "Are Veolia's values and ethical standards applied in your company?" asked during the commitment survey (in the scope of the Top 5000)

7 months

This is the duration of the Women in Leadership programme, offering Veolia employees an opportunity to speed up their careers and to develop their performance and leadership.

Did you know?

 
Yes, WEDO!
The Wedo Veolia community now has 3,200 members. They act every day for diversity, gender cooperation and the feminization of activities.
 


5. You create value for everyone

Working at Veolia means joining a company that shares its progress strategy with everyone: customers, shareholders, employees, society and the planet. We are advancing hand-in-hand with them. At Veolia, we are convinced that economic, commercial, social, societal and environmental imperatives must be given the same level of attention and demand. They form an inseparable whole. Working at Veolia means making a commitment to a multifaceted performance: creating value for all.

87,3%

of spending reinvested in the territories in 2020

51,000 employees

from 31 countries have subscribed to the 2020 employee shareholding plan, some 22% more than in 2019

Did you know?

 
With Pop Up, our social entrepreneurship incubator platform, we get all the local actors (municipalities and stakeholders) on board to help us coach and assist start-ups. Their distinctive mark? They have the germ of an idea with a strong social or environmental impact that has a connection with our businesses. Result: we nurture sustainable solutions and support local development. We have already implemented this system in 6 places (France, Mexico, India , Japan, etc.) and have supported 47 start-ups.

Yes to social innovation!