Health and safety

Health and safety is a priority and a constant concern for Veolia in all its activities. Everywhere, we are committed to guaranteeing the physical and psychological integrity of our employees.
Improving prevention, accident analysis, social dialogue on health and safety are included in all the health, safety and working condition related agreements signed in the Group.


Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment


This document sets out the key data on Veolia’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance.
Achieve an occupational accident frequency rate of less than or equal to 6.5.
The accident frequency rate is the number of accidents per million hours worked and is the Group’s preferred indicator.


The accident frequency rate (number of accidents per million hours worked) was 9.55 in 2017.
The severity rate (number of days lost per thousand hours worked) was 0.55.

In 2017, the number of employees trained in safety reached 94,552, and the number of bodies dedicated to or including the study of health and safety issues was 1935, as against 1888 in 2016.


The absentee rate (excluding maternity and paternity leave), which can be considered as an indicator of the social climate within the Group, remains relatively constant at 4.11% in 2017.
Social Initiatives 2017 (8.6 MB)