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


CSR Performance Digest 2016

CSR performance

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 9.92 in 2016.
The severity rate (number of days lost per thousand hours worked) was 0.55.

In 2016, nearly 57% of employees received safety training and 40% of training hours were dedicated to these subjects

2016 accident-frequency
The rate of absenteeism, which can be considered as an indicator of the social climate within the Group remained constant at around 4.23%
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