Worldwide, we provide our public and private customers with solutions to conserve resources, use them efficiently and recycle them
High-level technology, transparency and quality consumer relations are the reasons why Veolia won the contract for drinking water production and distribution for the city of Nîmes. The region’s 261,000 residents will gain access to an impeccable service relying on digital technology to keep users informed, improve facility management, identify leaks and prevent risks.
More than 2,500 connected objects will be installed throughout the network to feed data into the “Hypervision 360” management system.
More than 600,000 connections serving 3.87 million people are the defining figures of the contract signed between Sedapal, the Lima drinking water and wastewater service, and Veolia.
This three-year contract includes water meter supply, installation and reading, business management and network maintenance (it does not include the water supply or wastewater system).
The Shaanxi Longmen Coal Chemical Company, located in Hancheng, on the Yellow River, comprises two major players in the coking and chemical industries.
This joint venture has contracted Veolia to build a “zero liquid waste” facility adjacent to its wastewater treatment plant.
The site aims to achieve optimum wastewater reuse and limit the environmental impact of its industrial businesses by bringing them into compliance with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
A new public service delegation contract for waste recovery and management was signed by Veolia and the city of Bordeaux in September 2019.
Worth €405 million, it also includes waste treatment for a population of 770,000 for a period of seven years.
Around €35 million will be invested to upgrade the three recovery facilities to include automation or artificial intelligence systems, and to ensure their upgradability in anticipation of increasingly stringent European regulations.
The energy recovered from the incinerated waste will be used to heat around 34,000 homes and produce electricity for 100,000 households.
In this way, Veolia will be helping Greater Bordeaux achieve its target of being an energy-positive region by 2050.
Long-term support to help our client improve their environmental footprint
Danone (Nutricia Cuijk), Netherlands
In 2019, Danone opened the Nutricia Cuijk site in the Netherlands, which produces specialized infant food. Veolia worked with Danone throughout the key design and construction phases, applying its expertise and technological innovations – in particular, the Hubgrade smart management system – to minimize the site’s carbon footprint and maximize its energy efficiency. Under this ten-year services contract, Veolia will ensure the availability and optimum use of air, steam, process water – used in the actual products – along with water treatment.
As a major new milestone in the alliance between the two groups that started in 2016, this contract will contribute to Danone achieving its target of “zero net carbon” by 2050 and to further improvement in Veolia’s operational performance.
The mining sector requires massive natural resources, especially water, which is forcing it to contain the environmental impact of its business. In southern Ghana, AngloGold has contracted Veolia for three years to operate and maintain four wastewater and two drinking water treatment plants at its Obuasi gold mine.
Expert management of the process water will result in compliance with the regulations governing discharge into the ecosystem.
The city of Braunschweig has contracted Veolia for twenty years to operate its electricity and reticulated gas network concessions, starting in January 2021.
Under this contract, worth an estimated cumulative total of €2.6 billion, the Veolia subsidiary BS|Energy will deliver efficient electricity and gas supply at affordable prices while also meeting the strictest environmental standards.
Network upgrades will include the addition of renewable energy plants, the development of electric mobility, and the introduction of digital solutions for customer interaction and to ensure leading-edge maintenance.
Jump (Uber), France
In addition to large industrial sites and networks, Veolia also helps reduce the footprint of other types of actors that are now an integral part of the urban landscape.
Jump, which manages a fleet of around 5,000 electric bikes and 1,000 scooters in Paris, has signed a partnership contract with Veolia to collect and recover a minimum 90% of all materials from its vehicles’ used parts: batteries, metals, plastics and electronic components.
Globally recognized and sought-after expertise in hazardous waste management
Hazardous waste management - Focus on the Middle East
United Arab Emirates
Veolia has signed a four-year contract to treat non-radioactive solid waste and hazardous waste at the Middle East’s first nuclear power plant, Barakah. Under the agreement reached with Nawah Energy Company, which the Emirati authorities have selected to operate and maintain the plant, Veolia will supply the equipment and personnel needed to take delivery, sample, sort, store, package, transport and dispose of waste in accordance with the company’s procedures and regulatory requirements.
Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has signed an agreement with Veolia for the construction and operation of a waste-to-energy recovery plant near Jubail to treat hazardous waste.
This long-term contract requires Veolia to treat all the waste from the PlasChem Park industrial park adjacent to the Sadara Chemical complex.
The energy recovered from the waste will be used to generate industrial process steam, heat, water and cold for the entire park.
In November 2019, the Kuwait Oil Company contracted Veolia to build and operate a low-level radioactive waste storage and treatment facility.
Veolia will also provide detection and inspection of the radioactivity of drilling equipment, together with its transportation, confinement and storage prior to decontamination.
Use of digital to enhance servives but with a balance between people and technology
Hubgrade, a smart control center
In all its businesses, the Group is boosting its expertise by using digital technology and data processing to improve service performance and the quality of the client experience.
At the center of tis approach is Hubgrade, a smart control center created by Veolia to centralize ad analyze for its clents data gathered on the water, energy and waste services provided.
Hubgrade is an excellent example of the "copy and adapt" approach adopted by Veolia to disseminate expertise and best practices between businesses and geographic regions.
8,500 sites or contracts connected to a Hubgrade system worldwide in 2019
Hubgrade in Spain :
• 5 control centers
• 2,200 sites monitored
• 25,000 sensors and meters
ADVANTAGES OF THE HUBGRADE SYSTEM
• Responsive collaborative work with the client at the heart of the system.
• Conservation and optimum use of natural resources.
• Predictive, targeted maintenance, and rapid correction of underperformance.
• Transparency and trust throughout the term of the contract.
• Savings and improved experience for the client.
Preventing plastic pollution:
a global challenge for us all
Nestlé and Veolia have joined forces to develop collection and recycling solutions for plastics in around 10 countries.
Soft plastic packaging, a major source of environmental pollution on most continents, is the main target of this partnership. In addition to rolling out innovative collection circuits, the two companies are examining new viable recycling models for the countries concerned.
By 2025, Nestlé undertakes to ensure that all its packaging is recyclable and wants to raise the amount of recycled plastic in its plastic bottles to 35%. Veolia is determined to help its partner achieve this target.
To encourage the transition to a circular plastics economy, the health, hygiene and cleaning product group Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and Veolia have signed a partnership agreement to improve the recyclability of packaging and to design it using a maximum amount of recycled plastic.
In this way, RB aims to achieve its 2025 commitment to using only fully recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging comprising at least 25% recycled material.
Carrefour and Système U
Taking action upstream to reduce single-use plastics in the consumer sector is the purpose of (Re)set, a platform that Veolia has now joined alongside retailers Carrefour and Système U.
This open innovation program identifies disruptive solutions – paper or board packaging, reusable packaging, new sales systems and new materials – as alternatives to single-use plastic.
The pilot phase began after selecting the best projects in September 2019. It aims to validate both the production and commercial viability of the concepts adopted with a view to their rollout in the near future.
Air quality in schools:
first experiment in France
Air quality in schools: first experiment in France
Indoor air pollution is a particularly worrying problem for schools and nurseries. Veolia has adapted its technology used in hospital operating rooms and offered it to the Le Raincy municipality in the Paris region to trial indoor air quality solutions in two primary schools; at the same time, the trial will prove the solutions’ efficacy.
An agreement was signed on National Air Quality Day on September 18, 2019, with the aim of making Le Raincy the first town in France to guarantee totally non-polluted air in its classrooms.
Air pollution is the 4 leading risk factor for mortality in the world (source: WHO).
Indoor air can be up to 8 times more polluted than outdoor air (source: WHO).
17,000 deaths could be prevented each year in France if all French municipalities respected the microparticle levels recommended by WHO (source: Santé publique France).