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A Group-wide and scalable environmental management system

Since 2002, Veolia has had an Environmental Management System (EMS) that helps manage a whole range of environmental issues. An EMS is a set of tools and procedures a company uses to reduce and manage its environmental footprint. It embeds commitment to environmental improvement in the company’s strategy and results in continual improvements.

In 2015, Veolia decided to implement a new EMS  corresponding to its 2016-2018 strategic plan. The EMS was designed as one of the levers  the Group could use to hit its environmental targets.

Steered by the Veolia Technical and Performance Department, in close collaboration with the Sustainable Development Department and the countries that deploy the EMS, the system provides a framework for Veolia’s management of its environmental impacts and risk. It applies to all business activities and each entity adapts it to take into account local issues. The EMS interlinks with the Group’s Performance Standards, annual reporting on technical and environmental matters,  risk mapping, CSR commitments, health and safety program, and ISO 14001 and 50001 certification programs.